Moving to NYC 4 years ago, I knew there were going to be a lot of changes and adjustments.
One of the biggest adjustments I had to make was my driving methods. I feel that I am a responsible and careful driver. But living in NYC, I realize that (mostly) everybody else around me is the total opposite!
These people drive wrecklessly like they’re fighting to have the road or lane to themselves!
You get cut off without warning, people make decisions without using their signal lights, and they tailgate you so no one else will cut in front of them!
So the motto that I’ve stuck with is
“I drive to survive!”
And by following this motto, I’ve been able to survive on the road despite all the crazy drivers! Haha!
Daily Prompt – Survive
I reside in NYC and my husband and I commute together to work. This morning, we were running a little late because we had to get a few things prepared for us to be able to pick up an item after work. Then we arrived at my car and noticed that the tire needed air. I drop my husband off at the train so I have the car the rest of the day. I told him “Oh my gosh, my tire needs air! I do not want to get stranded!”. He said “relax, I’ll take care of it”. (I gave him the side eye for telling me to relax). He pulled out his portable tire inflator to try and use that so we can save time by not having to stop at a gas station! But for some reason it didn’t work! Oh no!
I drop him off at a certain time but now we’re cutting it close to that time and we didn’t even reach the highway yet! We rush over to the nearest gas station, while I keep checking the time clock in the car. He fills up the tire and we are on our way! Fast forward to dropping him off and now I’m on my way to work. Now at my job I have to clock in and I have a grace period of 6 minutes so I’m trying to beat the time and speed walk so that I can get there in time! I get to work and see that I’m within the grace period. YES! But after I signed in, the clock changed to a minute later! NO! So now I’ll be docked a whole 15 minutes late since I wasn’t a minute faster when clocking in! Ugh!
I’m realizing that a New York Minute translates to like 10 seconds because the time flies right before your eyes! GEEZ! When you want the time to go faster, it goes extra slow and when you want the time to go slower you are driving yourself crazy trying to take care of things in time!
We always try to beat time when we’re running late for whatever reason. Some of us are lucky and beat the time, then you have most times where time is just too fast for us! Haha!
Tell me, do you guys know of any tricks to keep track of time when you’re running late? Does anyone have any interesting stories about when you thought you were going to be late for something but you ended up beating the time? I would love to hear from you!