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

  • From: "Kaitlyn" <kaitlyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 19:40:12 -0800

I had a friend in college who use to get extremely upset when cars did this.
He once came across a car parked right in the sidewalk and proceeded  to let
the air out of the tires. As he finished up someone said, Did you know that
was a police car? He said, I don't care, it is not suppose to be parked




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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 sidewalk!


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 illegal.


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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