Can we please go first?

I was waiting at the red light in my car, when I heard a succession of honking. I looked around and saw a young girl in the car next to me. She was waving at me eagerly. I rolled my window down to understand what was going on. Her mother and her were in the wrong lane and she asked if they could pull in front of me and please go first. I reflected quickly about how many times I’ve wished people would let me over when I’d pulled into the wrong lane. The spot we were in was extra tricky and I’d actually made the same mistake they had before. I agreed and waited for them to cross over as the light turned green. Two things I observed here, civility in the way I was approached. They could have attempted to zip ahead of me, or bite the bullet and drive an extra two miles before heading in the correct direction, but instead they attempted to communicate their situation and give me the option to consider their plea. Also empathy, since I’ve experienced similar experiences getting in the wrong lane, I know how it feels and and acted according to how I would want to be treated. 10/21/20 CIVILITY/EMPATHY

Published by KendraRuthAgree

Finding the Golden Rule in action everywhere I go! It’s like time stops and I get to watch amazing scenes play out in front of me. Scenes that embody Kindness, Empathy, Respect, and Civility. Arizona is a Golden Rule State and I’m what you might call a Golden Rule prospector.

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