This issue has been a thorn in my side for many years, and when it happened today I felt the need to write about it, to try and instil in people the importance of just saying thanks.
I was driving on 152 Street towards the freeway at about 4:30 p.m., when it is very busy, and all I wanted to do was to get home, but I saw a driver trying his hardest to get onto 152 from a mini-mall and no one would let him in. I have been in his situation many times and I am always thankful for that driver that lets me in and I always give a wave or some kind of gesture of thanks, because I really do appreciate the favour.
Today when I saw this driver trying to get onto 152, I let him in and he did not acknowledge me in any way to say thanks, even after sitting there for awhile. I found out later that there was a problem near 152, but the point is that if you don’t use proper driving courtesy, people just get tired of letting you in. How much of an effort is it to acknowledge a good deed that helps you out in the end?
If we all became selfish and never said thank you to other drivers in some way, just remember, you might never get to escape from that mini-mall.
S. Jane Stevens, Surrey