Have you ever had an experience that makes you question reality? You know... like those those science fiction stories where aliens are creating a world just for one person. Or maybe that you're lying a tup somewhere with everything you see and feel is a simulation al la The Matrix? I remember seeing old Twilight Zone episodes where the central character looks out one window to see the sun and looks out the other to see a rainy day.
I had one of those today. I was driving on the freeway where several ramps were come together. I needed to merge right into fast, merging traffic so I was watching the van in front of me merge right and watching in the passenger side mirror a dirty, blue pickup coming up fast on the right. I decided to let him zoom by and I'd merge in behind him. I saw him in the mirror getting closer. The van ahead of me had merged over and there was room for him to go by. So I looked to the right to see the pickup to find my place to merge and he was gone!!!! I mean totally missing. In the 4 lanes of traffic around me, there was not a dirty, blue pickup anywhere. The only place I saw him was in my passenger side mirror but he was not there in real life.
Do, Do, Do, Do. (Imagine the Twilight Zone theme).
Well, maybe there was a glitch in the reality simulation program. I'm just not sure. We'll see how the rest of the day goes.