Rush Rush Rush

What is it about Mondays? Even though I drive a titch over the speed limit, cars were passing me like I was standing still this morning. Well bravo White Compact. In and out you weaved, just to end up one stinkin' car ahead. Well done. You win.

What's the rush? It's MONDAY!

No I wasn't going to play that game. I plodded on to work knowing full well I was early, keeping calm and relaxed as another work week began.

After pulling into my usual spot on the first floor of the parkade, I began my short walk to the office. Yet even inside the garage I couldn't help but notice people were STILL rushing.

Rushing to get their usual parking spots too, I would venture to guess.

As I watched a silver Four Runner zoom in, I was startled when it stopped suddenly with a loud "Bam!" just in front of me.

He hit the concrete wall.

Ha! I couldn't believe it. He really did hit the concrete wall!

After a moment, the driver got out to inspect the damage. Holy crap... it was one of our surgeons.

Don't laugh... don't laugh... don't laugh...

Oh hell. I couldn't help myself.

I laughed.

Four RunnerI just hope his perception is far more acute in the OR than it is in the parkade.

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JoJo said...

Maybe the drivers you saw are all from New England like I'd be the car weaving in and out of traffic. I just cannot stand slow drivers or drivers who pace the car next to them. I get homicidal. I've invented some interesting new curse-combos during my commute. lol

That is funny about the surgeon hitting the wall w/ his truck. LOL! Was the damage bad?

Heather said...

That's too funny! I'm sorry...I would've laughed too!

Irene said...

I don´t think I want to be on his operating table, but chances are slim anyway.

ReformingGeek said...

Sheesh! Cut him some slack. He's probably got a hangover, you know, just like those United pilots.

Tara R. said...

I know I would have laughed. Maybe even snorted, just a little.

feefifoto said...

I had a boyfriend who once smashed his red sportscar (which he wouldn't let me drive) into the side of my garage. I really wanted to laugh.

Babs-beetle said...

How can you not laugh? Well, you wouldn't laugh if we did it ourself I suppose ;)

Jeff and Charli Lee said...
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Jeff and Charli Lee said...

Those OR surgeons are terrible drivers.

OH ARE they?
(get it O R they) ba-dum!

Thank you, I'll be here all week.

Maureen said...

Jo-Jo: I didn't have the guts to go anywhere near it to see what kind of damage there was. He probably didn't care; more than likely he'll just go out and buy a new one without dents in it...

Heather: It WAS funny (because it didn't happen to me - note to self: slow down when approaching concrete walls).

The Green Stone Woman: I don't want to be either (er, for more than one reason!) ;)

Hahaha Reforming Geek!

Oh Tara, I snorted at your comment! Har! (snort!)

Feefifoto: Oh gad... I would have found a locked room and LOL'd away (out of earshot of course)

This is true Babs; but it was funny indeed.... I wonder what he thought when he realised I saw what he did???

Jeff: Ha! Try the veal!

PG said...

rushing HOME. I get. rushing to work? not so much.

unless you have an ogre of a boss who is hard line about tardiness.

Badass Geek said...

I never try to rush when driving. We'll get there when we get there.

Daisy said...

The faster I go, the behinder I get!

Sistertex said...

It would have me in 'stitches' as well....ha ha ha...

Cupcake Blonde said...

Wow and I thought the drivers in Vegas were bad. Maybe he was so excited to get in and save lives he missed the wall? No, I shouldn't even make that excuse for him.

Debbie said...

It's the same way here, everyone in a hurry to get somewhere. Most of the time I feel like I am going to get run over going the speed limit in the slow lane!

Ed & Jeanne said...

So THIS is why Canada has free health care...

jay said...

Hahaha! Hopefully he is in orthopaedics where brute strength is sometimes needed, and not in brain surgery. LOL!

Jill said...

YIKE! What a start to the week! Maybe he had too much weekend. And funny on the parking spot - I've spent my entire life without a "regular parking spot" and I just this year at the age of 41 figured out that it makes my life easier at the end of the day to be able to have a general area to look for my car...

DJ Kirkby said...

Driving. I hate it. It is a nessesary evil though and I refuse to go over the speed limit. Yes, everyone on the road does hate me! I have a fabulous book to give away on my Chez Aspie blog from Sunday so please stop by and join in the fun. x

Maureen said...

PG: I know! It doesn't make sense to me either...

Badass Geek: I purposely get to work extra early. It ensures a peaceful trip in, and a relaxing start to the day.

Ha! Daisy! Me too!

Hahahaha SisterTex! Well done!

No, no excuse; but I guess it shows that surgeons are people too Vegas Princess!

Debbie: Yeah, I don't exactly crawl to work; usually I am doing just OVER the speed limit. But that still isn't fast enough for some. Oh well.

VE: It is!!!

Ha Jay! Actually he is a cardiac surgeon! But I bet he gave himself a heart attack that morning!

Jill: One reason to get in early is to get the prime spots. However, once the snow flies, it will be extra hard to still get that one when all the people who park outside (but nearer to the hospital) will head into the garage.

Oooh DJ! I shall pop by, thank you!

Yes, Lady Banana, that is one way to wake up for sure!

PointerPal367 said...

Oh well he's got the money to fix it I'm sure! lol

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