Friday, June 15, 2012

Alternate Realities

Good grief, there was almost a disaster this morning. Today I am attending the PharmedOut 2012 conference at Georgetown University. Since I live maybe 10 miles from campus, I was fortunate enough to get a ride. But leaving Falls Church, my driver's car and a bike rider almost collided.

If there hadn't been two people in the car (four eyes), our morning would have been much different. My car was second in line at an intersection to turn right. The vehicle ahead was going straight. Our turn signal was most definitely on. The bike guy was driving on the sidewalk. Our car was already making the turn when I screamed. And when I scream, I mean I hollered very loudly. I can do that when necessary.

The bike guy was coming up very quickly, much too quickly to be driving on the sidewalk. He didn't slow down. He didn't even flinch. He would have been seriously injured if our breaks (and driver) weren't quick and responsive. Crashing a guy under the front bumper would definitely have changed the course of the day.
Fortunately that didn't happen. I made it to campus in good time and we're waiting for the conference to begin. I wonder if the guy on the bike is contemplating his alternate scenario this morning.


  1. I'm glad disaster was avoided. Have a good conference day!

  2. How scary. Just as frightening are the people with ear buds in their ears or who text as they walk. We really need to be aware of so much anymore. Enjoy the rest of your day.

  3. Thanks. It truely was a scary moment. He was very reckless. Watching out for others does become more and more important. Everybody thinks they're invincible.

    Conference has been really good so far.

  4. I hate when people act so recklessly like that...bikes need to obey traffic laws too...just glad you were keeping watch for everyone's sake!