[bksvol-discuss] OT: The odd things people do

  • From: "Natalie B." <lemina007@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 19:38:24 -1000


This evening I was walking my dog when I remembered an incident that happened 
to me about a year or so ago. Just thinking about it makes me upset, and I 
really need to share this experience with others.

About a year ago I put my beagle on his leash, grabbed some poop bags and 
proceeded to exit my front gate. I didn't take my cane with me, as I've gotten 
into the habit of leaving it at home. I only go around the block, and know the 
area so well that it's not necessary. Anyway, I walked down the street and came 
to an abrupt stop. Putting out my hand, I felt in front of me and felt, to my 
utter astonishment, the hood of a car! At first I thought maybe my beagle, in 
the excitement of his walk, had gone vertical and I was facing the wrong way. 
But after trying to scoot around the car, but to no success, for I then came up 
against the side of my neighbor's truck, which is always parked on the side of 
the street. I was baffled. I had no idea what was going on, and since I 
couldn't go anywhere, I turned right around and went straight back home, much 
to the disappointment of my dog.
When I got home, I asked my mother to call the neighbor, since this obstruction 
was mmore or less in front of his driveway. She made the call, and then 
informed me that the neighbor had been expecting a couple of people over to 
discuss some kind of business. And the fools had parked their compact car 
directly on the sidewalk. I mean, it was directly, full-on smack dab on the 

Everyone, I cannot even begin to describe the irritation and annoyance I felt 
that someone could have been so rude, so unmindful of others, that they would 
deliberately park their car on a public sidewalk!

To this day it still makes me annoyed, and even more so because no one had the 
opportunity to tell those people what they did was dumb and not to mention 

Natalie B.

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference."
-Reinhold Niebuhr

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