At the gasoline filling station tonight I witnessed a small drama. In the lane next to me. A woman had finished filling her car, had paid, and returned to her car. A minivan apparently thinking she was ready to leave pulled in behind her to await her imminent departure. From my vantage point I could see she was fumbling with something, possibly her purse. Possibly she was looking for her keys, I couldn't tell.
The man in the minivan seemed to be getting perturbed. She continued to do whatever she was doing. Finally, the guy in the minivan honked his horn at her. Did I mention there were other pumps at other islands available? The woman seemed to become even more flustered. I thought to myself, "That didn't seem to be helpful." Finally, the woman accomplished whatever it was she was doing, started her car and drove off. I found what the driver of the minivan did next rather interesting. Instead of pulling past the pump where the woman had been to the next available pump, he stopped at the first pump. He now was blocking the way to the other pump. He managed to set up the same possibility he'd been so upset over moments before. Why? Perhaps he was OCD and had to use that particular pump, but I suspect not. More likely, it was a type of target fixation. He got so worked up over her being at that pump he just had to have that pump. But the most likely reason? He was just a prick.
- 56F/13C and as clear as a bell for the ride to work.
- 69F/21C with big fluffy clouds and plenty of sunshine for the ride home.