|Eric Rolph via creative commons|
In Hilo, there is a heavy duty car karma game going on at all times.
Folks go out of their way to stop to let a driver turn out of a driveway into heavy traffic or let someone make a left turn. I enjoy doing my part, and if I see a driver ahead trying to pull into traffic, I make the effort to stop or slow down to let them in. In fact, I get excited about helping another human out.
However, most of the time I am not successful. Why? Because it is more than likely one of the cars ahead of me has already let the driver in. That's right. It's tough to be nice in Hilo, because the other drivers are even nicer than you.
I invite you to play the car karma game when you are here. If you're lucky and you try enough times, you'll get a chance to score a smile and an extra wiggly wave from another driver.
It makes your day.