I realized something as I drove to school this evening. I don't have road rage per se, because I'm not really aware of what I'm saying. There's a disconnect between what's going on in my brain and what comes out of my mouth. It's like my mouth is on auto-pilot.
I was stuck behind two cars at a light that had just turned green, and I guess they were too slow for me (I was running a little late).
They finally moved, and as I started forward, I heard the echo of the words I had just said:
"C'mon motherfuckers...I mean...Jesus Christ!"
No wonder my daughter can swear like a sailor denied shore leave.
She learned it (inadvertently) from me!
How do I change this behavior, when most of the time I'm not even aware of it? I shudder to think of giving someone a ride in my car, they'll have a whole new (most likely unfavorable) impression of me.