I did not say that. I would not say you should have done anything. I do not know the street or circumstances. I mean it about commenting about other people's actions in particular circumstances. I am not there so try not to comment as a judgment.
E. At 04:10 AM 12/5/2006, you wrote:
Robert,Someone else, Elizabeth I think, aslo pointed out that I should've just gone around. However, there was no way for me to get around. The sidewalk where I live is very narrow. I think my mother mentioned that some years back they chopped it in half to make the street wider. Plus, this neighbor I'm talking about has about three or four cars that he deliberately parsk on the street so that no one can park there. With the car flush on the sidewalk and my neighbor's huge, huge truck on my left, there wasn't an inch of space to get through. Despite my beagle not being a guide dog, there are some instances where if people park half on the sidewalk he will automatically go around, but he just stood there. I don't think even he could figure out a spot to squeeze through. The thing is, I'm not focused on my not being able to go around so much as I was annoyed that someone had the gall to park like that. It was illegal, wrong and very disrespectful to others who might have tried walking down my street at that moment.I guess what I'm getting at is that we have laws for a reason. Whether it's a blind person or a sighted person that comes walking down the street, we shouldn't be forced to walk on the street in the first place.I do hope this message doesn't sound offensive in tone or anything like that. I'm writing this late, and the frustration of the situation still lingers with me. I can't understand how intelligent people can be so inconsiderate.Take care, 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 ----- Original Message ----- From: <mailto:captinlogic@xxxxxxxxx>Robert Riddle To: <mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 10:47 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: The odd things people doAll you had to do was go around the other way and get back up on the sidewalk. I do that all the time when people stash things like trash cans and cars on the sidewalk.----- Original Message ----- From: <mailto:lemina007@xxxxxxxxxxx>Natalie B. To: <mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 9:38 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] OT: The odd things people do 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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