Friday, February 15, 2008

"Honk for Peace!"

Today I was driving home from work when I saw a man on the corner of a major intersection holding a sign that read "Honk for Peace." To be honest, I have never understood the reason for these antics. I mean first of all, do we really need more people honking at intersections. Secondly, what will holding these signs accomplish? Is that really how we will get world peace? People have been pondering this dilemma for generations. Could the solution really be that simple?

Anyways, as I sat waiting to make my right hand turn a few people drove in front of him honking their horn as he waved a peace sign and smiled. The car in front of me must have been distracted by the gentle peace maker because as she made her right turn, she mistakenly cut of the SUV coming through the intersection. This caused the SUV driver to land their hand on the horn for a good three seconds.

The peace maker across the street, hearing the horn and unaware of the near collision, turned around, smiled and gave the peace sign. I have to admit, the irony did make me chuckle. Something inside of me said that SUV driver was not wishing peace on the distracted driver in front of me. But then again, I could be wrong.

1 comment:

amanda said...

i went to gus's today with meg and we drove by the "honk for peace" guy and actually did honk at him.... i guess i am one of those adding to the choas of life!