Slowpoke

Ah no.

Look at that dude up ahead.

Going slow.

Holding up traffic.

Must not know where he’s going.

I gotta get back to work.

We’re trying to get home before the show starts.

The coach is probably already talking to the rest of the team.

The meeting starts in 10 minutes and Bob said something last time I rolled in late.

Can’t he go faster? Or pull off? Or something?

OK. Confession time.

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That slow dude?

That’s me.

I could go faster.

I’m going slow because I want to go slow.

To you this is all boring. Routine.

It’s space to be skipped over on the way to something better.

You ignore it while staring at your glowing screen.

That’s not us.

This is our first time here.

We’re savoring the experience. We don’t want it to be over already.

Honk if you want.

Wave if you want.

With whatever number of fingers you want.

We’ll get out of your way if we can.

Our life isn’t a movie we recorded off the TV, with commercials that we want to fast forward through.

We want to enjoy all of it.

So we go slow.

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4 Comments Slowpoke

  1. Picture of kevinkevinApril 04, 2017

    Seriously!- we were coming down a looong winding road from the coast among patches of forest while towing a car.  We finally get to this serious hairpin turn one direction and back the other.

    The road is barely wide enough for us and the other lane, and when we get through this turn, the road finally opens up and this jerk tailgating me the whole way finally rushes past giving us the finger.

    That’s why we do this. It annoys the crud out of people and is one of the only passive aggressive joys in life that remind us we’re alive and not subject to the same life clock as everyone else, right?

    I mean we gotta rub t in occasionally :) ... even if we actually have to drive slow, we might as well enjoy it. It’s one of the only times when I’m driving 50’ of vehicles and can look around me and enjoy the view.

    :)

  2. Picture of Michael BoyinkMichael BoyinkApril 04, 2017

    I think was like 3 years on the road before I got the one-finger salute..;)

  3. Picture of Pam KaufmanPam KaufmanApril 06, 2017

    We have a 29 ft Class C and usually tow our car on a car dolly.  I hate how people will pull out in front of us just so they don’t get behind us.  Do they really not realize we cannot stop on a dime? We actually rear-ended a person a few years ago with our 34 ft motorhome because they pulled in front of us and then hit the breaks.  Luckily no one was hurt.

  4. Picture of Andrea M ElkinsAndrea M ElkinsApril 06, 2017

    Pam: We use a big rig (heavy duty truck - Volvo 730) to haul our trailer. It’s incredible how many people routinely cut us off, every single trip! I’m glad you weren’t hurt in your accident.

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