A & P are at a retreat so N is getting the single child royal treatment. He loves seating in the front with me :-). N noticed the funky turning signal of the car in front of us. This reminded me of when I used to stick my hand out to indicate that I would turn. I can't remember if the reason was that cars had no turning signals or that drivers didn't pay attention to them. But I am pretty sure we used to signal with our hands. N thought this would be very dangerous. I said it was, but not necessarily for the reasons he had in mind. For example, my dad once had someone try to steal his watch (in Venezuela where I grew up). My dad always told us not to argue or fight with thieves but to just give them whatever they wanted. Yet he pulled back his arm, pushed the thief away and managed to get away with his watch. Similarly when another thief entered our house (armed with a stone) and asked my father for his watch my father managed to keep the watch. Why? We act differently under pressure than when we rationally and calmly plan proper behavior. N can relate very well to this...
BTW: eventually a third thief put a gun to my dad's head and that was the end of the watch...Probably best not to wear fancy watches at all!
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Keep your hands inside the vehicle at all times...
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