On Thursday morning, JT and I left the house a little later than I would have liked and we were rushing. Needing to rush in New Jersey is never a good idea and, naturally, things went poorly. By the time we got to the traffic circle in South Bound Brook, I was not amused. I was in that circle when a large garbage truck entered in front of me, forcing me to stop quickly to avoid being hit and crushed. In that second, I shouted and immediately flipped off the driver, who was looking right at me as he cut me off.
I was wearing mittens.
A few seconds later, out of the traffic circle and now crossing the bridge over the Raritan River, my headphone-clad offspring looked at me and said, “that was fucked up.”