And I was doing so well!
Over a week of calm, awareness gone in blink. I want to understand this.
Again, the pirate attack came while driving. I was trying to pass a dump truck (that’s reasonable, right?) but couldn’t because the explative** driving the vehicle in front of me (in the left/passing lane) rode alongside the dump truck (la dee dah dee dah). When I flashed my lights she flipped me off. Could have been a man, but the license plate was “IDONAILS” so I probably guessed correctly.
She hit the brakes, though, and her spite gave me enough room to zip around and in front of her and the truck. (Wow. As I read that I see the competitiveness underlying the interaction.) I zoomed off and only then did I catch myself and acknowledge my own behavior. At the same time, though, I was justifying my triumph over someone with obvious neurological damage from all the methyl methacrylate she inhales daily.
Why does this get me so often? I need a way to catch myself before the pirates overrun the ship.