Traffic Chess Category

Rush Hour Snack Packs

making kid lunches

I’ve come to the realization that making kid lunches is a lot like rush hour traffic- While not that big of a deal, it’s an unavoidable annoyance that you have to endure, day in, day out. Sometimes you think you can get around or try to outsmart it with alternate routes (Oooh camp!), only to […]

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The Altercation

4 way stop sign

I recently had an altercation with a fellow Pawn. We both pulled up to a 4-way stop sign around the same time. There were no other cars but her and me. She was to my left. And then it began… We exchanged a series of hand waves, each insisting the other proceed through first. This […]

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Reserved Means RESERVED.

One time my wife and I were at the local <insert-chain-drug-store-here>. It’s an urban neighborhood location so all told there are less than a dozen parking spots, two of which are handicap reserved. Beyond that, there is ample street parking within a block of the store. When we pulled in I happened to take the […]

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Use Your Words

You often hear the parent of a toddler instruct: “Use your words” to imply a more mature form of communication in lieu of tears and tantrum. That rings in my ears when I encounter a non-signaler on the roads. It never ceases to amaze me when I’m following someone and they suddenly turn without so […]

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