And then he said to me, "You want to know the trick to turning left onto State Street?"
"Yes," I replied.
"Be patient," he said.
I was somewhat taken aback by this since it didn't exactly sound like a "trick", but I gave it a try and it worked beautifully. From that point forward, any time I had to turn left onto State Street, I simply used my dad's "trick". It worked every time.
Not only did it work on State Street, it worked on just about every large, busy road. And then I discovered that it doesn't just apply to driving, either. It works on a whole host of situations. Often, when I feel myself getting overwhelmed, I hear my dad's voice in my head, "You want to know the trick? Be patient."
You want to know the trick to shopping at CostCo?
You want to know the trick to dealing with a crying baby?
So thank you, Daddy, for teaching me this trick. I've really found it useful.