We were switching off with our driving, and at the time I was in the back seat of the vehicle. I was alternately reading and cleaning off my iPad’s tons of emails as I looked out the window. It was a stretch of two-lane road between Riverton and Casper, Wyoming before the Interstate takes over at Casper. As I’m cleaning off e-mails, I suddenly have this image of all of us in a car crash…including an article stating that one of the passengers had been on his iPad. I internally sneered at being “that guy.”
I looked up.
I saw the silver front grill of a white, late-model Ford truck bearing down on us.
We were halfway into the oncoming lane’s traffic.
I heard a shout from one of the two in the front seat.
We jerked back into our lane.
Besides thinking WTF, the next question in my mind was why the hell hadn’t that truck swerved out of our way?
I won’t go into why we had drifted into the on-coming lane’s traffic. The fact that we had…and I’d again had another mental image just before another probable accident…is the point.
If I’m going to continue having these things, I’d really like to have them with a little more room for error, if you know what I mean.
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