Funny Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen presents...

Linda's Positively Speaking Blog

Rants & Raves by Funny Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen

Feb
2019

Beware of the Idiot Drivers

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Featured Image

You know what I don't like? Bad drivers. Those crazy people who create a swath of mayhem and frustration everywhere they go.  And wouldn't you know, I was the victim of one this morning on my way to Church. (And I know, I know. Motivational speakers are NO ONE'S victims.)

He was, of course, in the left, fast moving lane, going about 15 miles under the speed limit.  I couldn't get around him because the traffic in the right lane was too heavy.  And while every person within a five block radius of me got through the green light ahead of us, the moment he slowly crept up to it, it turned red and of COURSE, he slammed on his brakes.  Grrrrrr.

At that moment I was able to slip over into the right lane and while I waited at the red light I could see what the man had been doing.  He was reading his mail!  Opening envelopes and reading actual mail!  Unbelievable!

As I drove away I started talking to myself about all this:  "I can't believe that! What an idiot! That was just ridiculous!"  And as I'm talking, of course, I'm driving.  And as I'm talking and driving, it occurs to me that I'm almost at Church and I don't have any lipstick on so I start fumbling in my purse for my lipstick.  So now I'm talking, driving and putting on lipstick.  And as I GLANCE in the mirror while I'm talking, driving and putting on lipstick, I see this person (moi?) doing EXACTLY what I was berating that mail reading man for doing!  Multi-tasking behind the wheel!

I HATE it when I do the very thing that I'm annoyed with someone else for doing...

Moral of the story.  Perhaps I shouldn't be so quick to judge others, AND it might be helpful if I do just ONE thing when I drive:  drive. Hey.  Maybe I just created one less idiot driver.

Linda Larsen,  Humorous Motivational Speaker
Helping people bring their finest, best & happiest self to life!

About the Author

Linda Larsen, CSP, CPAE is a Hall of Fame Speaker, professional actress, best-selling author and serious lover of doggies. Linda speaks at conferences and meetings around the world, helping people bring the very best version of themselves to life every day! To talk to Linda about how she can contribute to the success of your next event, call 941-927-4700. Or go to Book Linda Now!



Like this blog? Share it!



Recent Posts

Archive

Categories

Tag Cloud

Changing perspectives fact checking how to have high self-esteem criticism mattress recommendation laughter gripers personal growth happiness at work encouragement lying in politics Politifact good night's sleep speak up fear of trump presidency Donald Trump chronic back pain humor attitude negative thinking Noah Racey's Pulse acting advertising how to strengthen relationships coping with anxiety unhappy employees communication linda larsen gift ideas stonewalling what you name the thing personal development patient service changing behaviors communication skills difficult patients bucket list motivational speaker on communication effective communication Asolo State Theater listening skills motivational speaker parenting conflict management Hillary Clinton multi-tasking defensiveness clinical depression personal responsibility husbands who don't listen how to deal with negative people Meryl Runion healthcare positive attitude how to happy trust in relationships managing stress dr. john gottman the business of motivational speaker nonverbal communication selling happiness Kelly Swanson compassion Hamilton stress management panic attacks motivational speaker on customer service personality types successful dental practices contempt costumes self-image gender communication beauty motivational speaker success flying eyebrows bottom line improvement shakespeare marshmallow test how to listen Lenscrafters overcoming adversity sleep back relief actors Shakespeare, thank-you notes cheerleading bad drivers tension truth dental practice listening happiness best bed for bad back gratitude Conrad Hall remodel stress achieving success building character expectations Gary Marachek self confidence speaking nightmares motivation self talk dental practice strategies raising happy children funny motivational speaker appreciation stressful elections Dr. Brene Brown, The Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto marriage airline pilots motivational speaker Linda Larsen feeling good changing habits magic act divorce statistics how to become a motivational speaker funny motivational speaker Linda Larsen depression iPhone4S finding humor proactive people understanding building rapport PhotoShop anxiety power of a smile motivational speaker Brad Montgomery attitudes learning bipolar disorder communication model success holiday stress Dr. Phil customer service training goal setting zig ziglar aging motivational speakers southern accent Tim Richardson controlling your emotional state latex mattress review Viktor Frankl mental illness brain chemistry raving fans passion customer service National Car Rental whiners getting to yes Lin-Manuel Miranda liking reframing truth in politics achievements happy customers personal achievement Broadway Kay Frances goal achievement friendships confidence funny motivational speakers cell phone addiction complainers difficult people how to get what you want mans search for meaning time management relationship building joy handling fear public speaking horror stories humorous motivational speaker vision boards habits losing weight high self-esteem funny video positive perspective facebook activity American Idol change political anxiety election 2016