Today it dawned on me how some technology can have the unforeseen consequence of allowing us to get a view inside a person’s head.
While driving down the street today my radio station was overwhelmed by the broadcast of a nearby car’s iPod FM broadcast device. Curiosity took hold; I looked around and only saw one car close enough to be the source. I sped ahead at the next light to test my theory. Yup, as I pulled away from the car, the car’s broadcast ended and my radio station came back in; they had to be the source.
When I pulled up to the next stop light I glanced over to see the driver; I was curious to see if my mental picture of the person who the music belong to was accurate. Not even close. Looking at the driver, I just couldn’t quiet imagine them listening to the music I had heard. And yet, the music had to be coming from her vehicle.
Sometimes you get a chance to see beyond the surface of a stranger. Thanks to the wonder of technology this can happen when you least expect it.