So, we had a little "incident" in the neighborhood today. This afternoon, while I was at work, Ang and the kids were outside playing and even though I've screamed "look both ways before you go into the road" until I was fairly certain my throat was going to bleed and even though we live in a residential neighborhood with Kids at Play signs everywhere and a 4 way stop in the middle of the street there are more people than I care to think about who think of our little road as the American equivalent of the Autobahn.
Somewhere tonight in our little town there is an idiotic woman who was tailgating the yard truck Trot DID see but couldn't see her because she was too close and going to fast that should be extremely grateful I wasn't home today when she came flying down the street, had to swerve to avoid Trot, and then had the unmitigated gall to lay on her horn and then call the police because, and I quote, "every time I come through here there are kids outside playing".
Yes, you moron. There are kids outside. Hence all the freaking SIGNS. Not only that, it's a NEIGHBORHOOD, not the Interstate you wing nut. Not only did she pull around the corner to make her call to 5-0, she parked in front of my neighbors driveway. Who calmly informed this waste of air that her disabled daughter's bus was due any second and she needed to move her car so the bus could make it's stop. Idiot driver then insisted she didn't HAVE to move.
Now, if I'd been here this whole thing would have gone completely different. For one, I have no patience for people who have no disregard for children. Secondly, I LIVE here and dingbat doesn't. Third, I have no problem being a complete horses a** when it comes to MY kids. After Ang called and filled me in I'm pretty sure my blood pressure rose to stroke-like levels; nothing like thinking about your child getting run over by a car to get your motor running.
Trot turned 5 this morning. And but for the grace of God he quite possibly wouldn't made it to tomorrow. So to the clueless jackass who nearly ran my child over today?
I REALLY hope you come back through when I'm home.
If you're driving in a residential neighborhood please remember it's a RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD and not the 501 Expressway.
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