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

  • From: Grandma Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 23:31:06 -0800 (PST)

Right--and illegal. 

You came to an abrupt stop--since your beagle isn't a
guide dog, I gather you sense that something was in
your way. It's fortunately that you didn't bump into
it and get hurt. I don't blame you for being angry.


--- "Natalie B." <lemina007@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> List,
> 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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