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The man walked calmly in front of my approaching car, turning his… - cellophane
the story of an invisible girl
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The man walked calmly in front of my approaching car, turning his head to stare at me. His white hair and brown weather-hardened face spoke a silent challenge. "Yeah, you have the right of way and I'm in front of you. Whacha gonna do about it?:

I slowed down and gave him plenty of space. Because who in their right mind hits or even threatens a man pushing a baby stroller?

The baby turned his chubby pink face toward me, bonnet sliding crookedly over one ear. His eyes narrowed at me and mirrored the same look. "Yeah. Whatcha gonna do?"

I let them pass.
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pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: July 11th, 2005 02:22 am (UTC) (Link)
On my way to the store to buy a chicken to cook in my new electric counter-top rotisserie, there was a car stopped on the other side of the road, well away from the curb and into the lane, and two women were standing next to it, on the traffic side of the car, talking to the driver.

I went to the store. I bought the chicken, some beef, chips and bread. I headed back home.

The car was still there. The women were still standing in traffic. Cars and a big box truck had now parked on the other side of the street, so now traffic from both directions was squeezing between the parked cars and the stopped car and the two women standing next to it. The car in front of meet, I, and the car behind me went past at ab out 40 mph, probably all of a foot from both women's asses.

They had been just standing in traffic for at least half an hour, risking their lives so that they could run their mouths.

If they'd "given me a look," I'd have swerved toward them. I don't just believe in Darwin, I am Darwin, dammit.
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encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: July 11th, 2005 02:42 am (UTC) (Link)
I assume they were not in a crosswalk or at an intersection. I honked at a person in a wheelchair that had rolled out in a crosswalk as she was blocking my lane when the light told her not to cross and I had the right of way for a left hand turn; this was not just barely into the street but in the middle of the road with 6 lanes at that point. The person started across when the street when traffic in the opposite direction had the right of way.
From: 111466 Date: July 11th, 2005 05:13 am (UTC) (Link)
What idiot walks in front of an oncoming car?

..rubs forehead..
greyyguy From: greyyguy Date: July 11th, 2005 05:48 am (UTC) (Link)
At least the baby didn't flip you off.
drteeth26 From: drteeth26 Date: July 11th, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
You know something, after reading this story, I'm surprised the baby *didn't* flip her off!

Then again, if the baby had enough cognitive skills to give her a look like that, it was probably a midget with a rap sheet as long as my arm, LOL!
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