Thursday, March 1, 2012

Take a Chill Pill

At the beginning of Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" is a scene where Gandalf arrives at the Shire and is greeted by Frodo who says "You're Late!"

To which Gandalf calmly replies "I am not late, a wizard arrives precisely when he means to!"

I was thinking about this scene in the movie as I rode to work this morning. It will be a beautiful day and I was having a lovely time riding.

However, some drivers seemed, as usual, to be more in a hurry than really necessary in my opinion. Oh, nobody was really being careless or driving dangerously, but, compared to me, they were more intent on getting to where they needed to go than I was.

You see, I like to take my time a bit. If I fancy something on a side street, I just might turn and take a look. If I take a small detour, I will still arrive at work in time. There will be plenty of time to "Git R Done".

I just wish other drivers would sometimes just "Take A Chill Pill"!


  1. Jimbo/cpa3485:

    I have learned to "let it go". everyday I see cars passing on the right, tailgating, changing lanes all the time, speeding away from the light only to stomp on the brakes a block away. It doesn't matter anymore, I pull over and let them pass. they must all have more important things to do.

    I'm on your side . . .

    Riding the Wet Coast

  2. Cpa3485, +1 on what Bobskoot said. Thought I do take special joy in riding casually and still sometimes catching up with the speeding lane changer at the next light. I always make sure they see me in their rear mirror too. :)


    Redleg's Rides

    Colorado Motorcycle Travel Examiner

  3. I agree. If somebody needs to pass me, fine, let 'em go. My grandma used to say if you are in a hurry you haven't planned well. I try not to get rushed, and plan enough time in. No reason to get hurt or killed over an appointment...