According to Sheila…


In case you haven’t noticed…people don’t drive slowly when we’re in a hurry, and we’re USUALLY in a hurry for one reason or another. Racing to beat the clock is a way of life for most of us.

In case you haven’t noticed…there are times when a slow driver, or someone having the audacity to actually go the speed limit, messes up our routine, impedes our progress, and somehow appears at the next red light right beside us.  AAARGH!!!

In case you haven’t noticed…when you leave at the last possible moment or heaven-forbid a few minutes late, every idiot, (please forgive me), who ever obtained a driver’s license will be on the road. Odds are good there won’t be a police officer in sight.  The police officer may catch you on radar a few miles later while you’re trying to make up for the time you lost. Most of the traffic lights will be red, too.

In case you haven’t noticed…when you leave a little earlier than normal, the commute seems to flow more smoothly.  You may even experience the luxury of a moment or two to ‘chill out’ after reaching your destination. Ironically, we usually accomplish more the days we aren’t so rushed.

I can’t explain this phenomenon, but I suggest we find a way to take advantage of it.

I intend to conduct a personal experiment.

 Beginning Monday, July 8th through July 21st, I will get in my car 10 minutes earlier than usual, pay attention to how the day evolves, and document any changes I experience. Stay tuned…