Saturday, 26 August 2006

Caution: Don't Cross Your Self.

Following the news that a Celtic footballer has been cautioned for crossing himself during a match I fear I will have to desist from the practice of Crossing myself. Usually I do it as I approach Brixham down New Road. At the bottom, just before the centre of Brixham there is a sharp bend to the right. The road on both sides has parking restriction but people still park there, either because they are loading or unloading or they have a Blue Badge and can park there for 3 hours for free. ( Every one else in the centre of Brixham has to pay to park) Any way if I have to go on the wrong side of the road because of parked vehicles I used to blow the horn. A nice letter from a local dentist stopped that idea so now I cross myself. (see post 2 or 3 down the page)

A passenger once asked me did I think crossing myself worked. Well so far it has. I have been into Brixham about 6 ooo times in the last 8 years and have had to go on the wrong side of the road about a quater of those times and so far I have managed to avoid having a head on crash. Luck or the cross? Who knows.


Jon said...

I once rounded a corner only to find traffic backed up and not moving for miles. I didn't realize that I had said, out loud, "Oh God, You're gonna have to help and forgive me in this mess." Passenger asked me if I though that would do any good. I told him it couldn't hurt and that I would be needing all the help I could get. I will also sometimes cross myself when passing the site of a recent traffic fatality. I don't really know why. Something in between a prayer for the recently departed and a superstitious ritual.

caramaena said...

lol - As a passenger, I think I'd be a bit alarmed to see the driver cross himself as he's driving.