Shades of Grey: Accidental Encounter

The Grey Area News reporter in Shades of Grey
The Grey Area News reporter in Shades of Grey

Some situations are viewed in black and white; right and wrong. Yet, many people think situations also have a grey area where solutions are not so easily discerned. This is not just about the choices people make, but the thought process they go through to arrive at their decisions.

What Do You Think? Submitted for Your Consideration & Conversation

You are driving across town to visit a friend, who has just moved to a new home. You’re not familiar with the area. To help you along, you have directions and are referring to them as you drive.

Coming to a halt at a stop sign, you take a moment to check the directions to make sure you’re about to turn in the right direction.
Putting down the paper, you start to make your turn when another vehicle comes from behind you, cuts you off, and takes the turn ahead of you.

You hit your brakes as he passes in front of you. Upset by the near accident, you blow your horn and yell at the other driver. The other driver, apparently hearing you, immediately slams on his brakes and pulls onto the side of the road.

You’re concerned he’s about to come after you. Do you think you would continue with your planned turn, or go the other direction to get away from the other driver? If he began following you after you make your turn, do you think you would stop, or call 9-1-1? What do you think could happen, and what can you do to protect yourself and avoid a wreck?



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Kay Whatley serves as Editor and Reporter with The Grey Area News. Kay is a published author with over 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. Kay Whatley is wife to Frank Whatley, founder of The Grey Area™ newspaper and The Grey Area News online news website.