Monday, July 5, 2010
A car similar to this one..caused me to completely flip!! Can not afford to do that to often..hard on the old blood pressure.
I was minding my own business doing chores at the barn last nite. It was hot..and i was looking forward to heading home. I had just gotten to the car when I heard someone stomp on the gas pedal..then saw a flash of yellow. The car came off the main Hwy. so fast..I am sure he had no way of seeing if anyone was coming out our gates onto the side road or not. There are over 200 families at the end of our country road in a trailer park. It is a gorgeous spot..and extremely family oriented. The kids have a ball riding bikes to the barn to visit with the horses. Adults enjoy an evening walk with the dog..our tenants like to take the horses out for a quiet ride some evenings. So you get the picture. Lots of people walking...never mind the other cars that come and go. This yellow monster went flying down our road so fast..no one could have gotten out of its way..way to fast to save yourself.
Well my temper..I got in the car and headed down the road. I was not sure if I could find him but I sure was going to try. When I looked down the one road..no sign of him. The next road..I looked down..and there was the yellow car turning around to come back my way. I went and parked my little Ford Focus across his path. Ya..impressive already isn't it. What a sight it must have been. Gray haired Old gal..lol on the move. He stopped..(had no choice) I jumped out of the car..and literally floated over to the side of his car..with darkened windown. He put down his window ..and before he had a chance to say a word I started on him. HOW DARE YOU!!! put the lives of children/adults and animals in that kind of danger..and of course I was not really polite with my language. (Having been a truck driver along with my many other careers..I had a knowledge/use of some pretty dandy words. He kept saying yes Mame..yes Mame..and when I strolled back to my car he very quietly/slowly pulled away.
When I think of the blood bath he could have caused I just start shaking all over again. Stupid, stupid, stupid. I did find out later that he is staying at the park. I called down and I am sure he got yet another verbal dressing down. I watch the cars/trucks/motorcycles go up and down the Hwy. and just can not get over how much risk some drivers put themselves and other into.
So another day and I am still trying to get over the nerve I had in challenging this guy. Geesh I could have gotten myself decked or worse..lol. Oh well hopefully it has been a lesson he will remember. Just because you drive a car like that does not mean your brain cells need to hibernate when you take the wheel.
Today is hopefully going to be a nice quiet calm one..lol. It is 31 already and heading to 32 plus..ugh!! Got the big boys in with there fans on to keep them cool and the flys away.
Enjoy the day in A/C