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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Rear-Ended.

Sometimes I go to pick up the office mail in the middle of the afternoon. Usually our manager makes the trip. When I offer to go it is when I want to get outside and clear my head. I don't want to take the company car. I just want to put on my walking shoes and walk through the downtown. My route takes me past the coffee shops, the wine tasters, and all the banks.

On a warm sunny afternoon on a summer day I did just that.

As I approached the side street entrance to the government building I was shocked to see a young woman wearing a skimpy white shirt and white Capri's walk directly into the path of a car preparing to park. There was an older man driving. (Old is relative I guess - but he was at the least 20 years my senior.)

He wasn't parallel parking in the usual sense because there were two parking spaces open. He was driving straight in. Her appearance forced him to slam on his brakes.

The young woman, who should have used the crosswalk, jumped forward into the center of the street. She turned and started yelling profanities in a very loud voice that had others on the sidewalk stopping to stare. Oh, Me, too.

Then, she did the deed.

She turned away from him, dropped her pants, and bent over and mooned him with her bare behind. In the middle of the street. With cars stopped in both directions.

The old mans car must have been a stick shift, because it jerked forward abruptly, as if he had popped the clutch.

C-R-A-S-H! He totally smashed into the back end of the car in the forward parking slot.

I should have approached him to check for a heart attack or stroke. But, he looked so humiliated and horrified that I hurried on, climbed the stairs, and disappeared into the Post Office.

I was so disgusted,...............because I didn't have my camera.

16 comments:

kailani said...

I can't believe she did that! How I wishh you could post a photo of it!!!

Matt said...

Don't make fun of me, Pamela. I was... sober.

Susan in va said...

HeeHee! What ever happened to acting like a lady? I think it has become a dying art :(

Claudia said...

oh, that would have been priceless to get a picture of that!! but she probably would have been proud.

Kila said...

How horrible, in so many ways.

I feel sorry for the guy.

Taking her picture would have made her day. I'm glad you didn't.

Vicki said...

I think I seen a picture of that on Willows blog last week?

C said...

Stuff that dreams are made of - that was classic. Let being a lady become a dying art. I thought that men that worked and supported their families was a given - that's just another dying fancy as well.

Willowtree said...

Some dented panels seems a small price to pay for a decent moonshot.

Karmyn R said...

ha ha ha ha ha - I'm just glad it wasnt' me in the car. but then, of course, if she had done that to me - she'd be the dented one.

Silent One D~ said...

I am shocked ... yet not!

People are just becoming more self righteous.... or something.

Common curtesy (sp) is no where to be found...

mad photog said...

Probably the best arguement for having a camera at all times... Ha!

AJ said...

It always amazes me about how rude some people can be!!.... I get flipped off way too often to even count it..guess they don't like my driving skills! LOL

Masago said...

Ha! Some people.

Skittles said...

Too funny!

Robin said...

How many times do I lament NOT having my camera in the car?? My cell phone's a somewhat decent substitute when I have the TIME and the presence of mind to use it. For those fleeting moments (like when the 8-point deer hopped by my car this morning as I entered our neighborhood!), even that can't be whipped out fast enough.

I hope the driver didn't get a ticket :/.

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