Singing while driving is common…but what about dancing while driving?
Do you ever find yourself in public doing something just a little out of the ordinary? Figuring no one is watching, you just keep doing what you’re doing. Well, sorry to bust your bubble, sometimes people do watch. Okay, that sounds creepy, but it’s not really. It’s kind of funny actually.
Recently while I was stopped in traffic I noticed the driver behind me was moving their head a little odd. In reality, they looked like a bobble-head. I thought maybe they were singing, as many people do. After a few moments I realized what they were doing – they were dancing in their vehicle. While stopped they hand their arms and hands moving all over the place. If they had a front seat passenger I’m pretty certain they would have smacked them in the head. It was pretty comical to watch. This had me thinking of all the other unusual things I’ve seen drivers do while driving.
Many people eat snacks while driving. Most of these snacks take very little thought, but can be distracting none the less. There was a time I watched someone eat a full size sub while driving. A friend of mine was driving so I was able to watch a lot longer than if I was the person behind the wheel. They had to use two hands for the sub so they could keep it together without spilling most of it on their lap. To do this, they had to guide their vehicle with, you guessed it, their knees. Once I noticed that, it was time to move as far away as possible so their actions wouldn’t affect us.
You know how sometimes the temperature in your vehicle can get a little too warm? Most drivers will either turn the temperature down or crack open a window. Not in this one case. I witnessed someone taking their sweater off. They weren’t stopped at a traffic light. They were in full motion. Okay, that’s talent – and dangerous. Why couldn’t they wait until they were safely stopped at a red light or stop sign? Could they pull over to the side of the road and do it there? Sure, but where’s the excitement in that?
There’s so much to do while driving that many drivers have a difficult time keeping up. Glancing at many things is a common part to driving, so adding things less important shouldn’t really happen. Well, during rush hour one day, I noticed the driver next to me was reading. Many drivers read the gauges on their vehicle or perhaps the GPS to help them plan their route. But this driver was reading a book. I guess driving was a little boring for them. Either that or the book was too good to put down.
With all the talk about distracted driving, this next one left me speechless. While out with my sons, we approached another vehicle and happened to notice the vehicle was drifting slightly in their lane and was also driving much slower than the other traffic. As we passed the vehicle, we noticed the driver was texting while driving. To help the driver keep their vehicle in their lane, their front seat passenger was steering. I guess that’s better than steering with your knees, right?
So tell me what you’ve seen that falls under the category of odd, crazy or just funny. Sometimes we need things like this to let us know we’re fairly normal…most of the time.