I have been thinking lately about situations where, depending on which side of things I am on, I feel totally and entirely in the right. When I find myself on the other side of the same situation, I also consider myself completely in the right.
Take for example parking lots. When I am driving, pedestrians are slow-moving road hogs, who can’t be bothered to move to the side of the aisle so that someone can get by. When I am the pedestrian, I constantly find myself thinking, “Cool your jets! I’m walking here. Yeesh, it’s a parking lot not a road.”
Or take when I’m driving in the fast lane on one of our fine Bay Area freeways. 4-6 lanes in each direction. Speed limit 65, but, heck 80 is about “the flow of traffic.” If someone wants to get by me, especially if I’d have to merge into slower traffic, I think, “15 miles over the speed limit in an urban area ought to be enough” while getting progressively more irked by how close they are to my bumper. When I am the one behind the slow car in the fast lane, I want a Wile E. Coyote dart gun or something. It raises my blood pressure no end.
Anyone else find themselves in a “you’re always right” situation?