So I was just driving into work. I'm going down Metro like I normally do and I noticed a bus stopped in the right hand lane letting passengers on and off so I slowed just a bit (speed limit here is 45 mph). I am just about to pass the bus when all of a sudden a Ford Excursion flies out from in front of the bus right in front of me. I slam on the breaks and had to turn slightly into the right hand lane to avoid this idiot. Tires squeel, the car slides a bit and I turn the wheel sharply back to the left to straighten the car out. Now I drive a small Hyundai Accent and if I had just stepped on the breaks I would not have been able to stop in time and would have ended up between the Excursions drivers side front tire and the drivers side door.
Thanks for letting me rant about this, I had to get it off my chest that seems to weigh about 20lbs heavier at the moment. Now that I have calmed a bit I have to say I was rather impressed with my driving skills to avoid the accident.
I did break a shoelace this morning and can't remember if that is good luck or bad luck.