As the white pickup passed me, the driver flashed his lights. Not sure if it’s the same all over the country, but in Texas that’s a signal a police car is parked ahead. Speeders beware! I wasn’t speeding and didn’t intend to, but touched my brakes anyway—automatic reaction. And, sure enough, right down the road, there he was, waiting, like a spider for a fly. As I passed, I wondered if I should return the favor by warning the approaching cars. I was conflicted as to whether I should or shouldn’t. It’s not illegal to flash lights and it slows down traffic, that’s for sure. But it also allows speeders off the hook. OK, after a little argument with myself, I did pass along the favor and warn a few people. I’ve been guilty of not paying attention to how fast I’m going. We can all use a little grace sometimes.
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