Perk # 54: Riding Shotgun

Before I go driving anywhere with my teens, I am sure to hear one of them yell, “Shotgun!”   This statement gives the person saying it the privilege of sitting in the front seat of the vehicle.  I assume the expression originated in the days of the covered wagon, when the person sitting next to the driver carried a gun for protection, and therefore was known to be riding shotgun.

Since getting cancer, I don’t even have to call “shotgun”.  No matter how many people are packed into a vehicle, I automatically get the coveted spot.   Even Mom, with her bad knee, will climb into the back of a two door vehicle so that I can ride shotgun.   It may be a small perk of having cancer, but it is a perk all the same.

Tip:  Perks such as riding shotgun may be a small bonus when you have cancer, but each of these conveniences makes life a little easier, so take advantage of them while you can.

4 thoughts on “Perk # 54: Riding Shotgun

  1. You know I love your blog because things I never really considered as perks really are aren’t they. I get to ride shotgun all the time now and never really stopped to think about it. Thanks!

  2. I don’t know how you do it, but your upbeat attitude enables you to find positives everywhere – amazing. It could be the basis for a bestselleer. Take care.

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