Somehow I knew, while growing up, that common sense was a highly valued , instinctive character trait.
How did I know this?
Why through my parents, of course.
They had an interesting way of teaching their children how to behave.
They modeled behaviors with simple, specific instructions , without fanfare or the indecision and hand-wringing that today’s world encourages.
That modeling helped me greatly on Monday of this past week.
Thank you Mother and Daddy.
As I reached the south side of Houston Monday morning, traveling home on 59, after a wonderful long weekend of baby-sitting my grandsons, I was involved in a 3 car collision on the expressway.
One car swerved to miss a tire on the expressway, a car swerved to try and miss that car, pulling into my lane and hitting his brakes, and I hit him traveling at about 65 mph.
My air bag exploded , I had a blowout, my front end was damaged, and smoke was inside my car.
Common Sense Thinking:
* get out of the car now
*grab your phone to call 911
*hit your emergency light button as you get out of the car because someone is probably getting ready to hit you (I was still on 59 in work traffic)
*get off of the expressway now
*that’s not enough, climb the concrete embankment and get on the other side
*check on the men from the other car
*wait for the police and say a prayer of thanks