Am I Getting Older… ?

…Or are people out there just getting stupider?

No, really.

The only reason I ask is because while I was driving in the right-most lane at 65mph WITH the cruise control set, I was getting passed on the freeways like I was just standing still.

Maybe it’s due to the fact that I’ve come to realize lately that I’m *really* not in a hurry to be anywhere anymore. If I need to be somewhere at X o’clock, I make sure I leave before then. I’m not always on time, but I try not to rush anymore. If I’m in an agitated state of mind, I’ve found lately that driving the speed limit and sticking to the right tends to have a bit of a calming effect on me. That’s not to say that I stick to the speed limit all the time, but more often than not these days, that’s the case.

Oh, and I’m laughing all the way to the bank with my improved mileage.

I track my mileage. When I drive the speed limit everywhere, I notice a 2-4 mpg increase overall in my fuel efficiency. This means I can go further on one tank of gas than ever before. That extra 50-100 miles per tank (300-350 miles, instead of 250) saves me up to one full fill-up a month.

One case in point about my new driving habits: this evening on the way home, I’m getting nearer to the 880/237 interchange, heading south on I-880, when a silver Mustang or something similar squeezes between me and the driver just off my front left corner – with inches to spare, then goes zooming around past him and back over to the #1 lane (left-most lane). He was followed by another car, also at a high rate of speed. Not only did this guy almost hit the car in front of me, his buddy almost hit the cars in front of him.

Fortunately, I didn’t have any other cars in front of me, so I had an escape.

I guess I’ve grown up a bit. I don’t need to do that today.

No scratch that. I am getting older… I refuse to grow up. 😉

That’s all from me for now. School’s going okay; I had to drop a class, but things are much more manageable now.

Thanks for visiting and Keep Coming Back!!!

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One Response to Am I Getting Older… ?

  1. Ol' Dad says:

    Does wonders for your driving record, too!

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