Is this a Confession?

[orginally posted February 17, 2016]

Driver: Look at that guy. Look at that guy! Crossing against the light. Look at her texting and wearing headphones crossing on a red light! Look at that bike …

Me: (jokingly) You should be allowed to just tap one of them with your bumper once a month.

Driver: (serious tone) No. No. You don’t want to do that. Not hit someone. When you hit someone it messes with your head.

Me: Oh dear. Sounds like you have some experience with that.

Driver: Maybe I do. Maybe I do. (voice trails off)

(awkward silence)