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Are You and Your Blinker Okay?

Hey, we need to talk.

I’m a little worried about you.

I couldn’t help but notice that you and your blinker seem to have a …. difficult relationship. I don’t want to say “toxic,” but… it just seems like you’re both might be taking more than you’re giving. And it’s really upsetting for me, and other drivers on the road, to witness.

Sometimes, it seems like you two are so close and you work so well together. Other times, it’s like you don’t even want to touch each other, and you just sort of let everyone else deal with the consequences.

Have you guys talked about it, or…?

No, I’m not judging you. I’m just saying, you might need to reevaluate how you guys communicate. I see that the blinker is trying… it keeps trying to help you and guide you even if you don’t want anything to do with it. And then everyone else gets confused, because it’s going on so long and you’re not doing anything.

No, I am not taking its side! I’m saying this because I care about you. Is there some sort of issue keeping you from using the blinker? Has it hurt you in some way?

You can talk to me about it.

Really, go ahead.

I’m listening.

Okay, well, maybe not now. But feel free to talk to me any time… what? No, the blinker did not ask me to talk to you. I’m just reaching out as a concerned friend… no, I’m just trying to look out for you!

Okay, fine. WiIl you promise me to at least work on it? At least try to work things out. I have a feeling that your whole life will improve if you try to use the blinker and get back on board. It’s all about communication, right? And trust me, we all want to see you succeed. We all want to see you happy…and not have to dive out of the way when you decide you want to change lanes. No, I’m not being critical, just honest.

Okay…talk soon, I guess. Just do me a favor and text me when you’re off the road. Off the road. Like, no longer on it. I need to go somewhere tonight… Yeah, that’s exactly what I meant.

You know what, the blinker was right! You deserve your license revoked. I mean it.

Yeah, fine, whatever.

Okay, I’m sorry. Again, I’m here to talk any time.

Just please, try to use the blinker? For me.

Thank you.

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