And now a pause…

… from restaurant suggestions and theater recommendations for a good old-fashioned rant at a stranger online instead of yelling at them on the street because it’s not worth getting into a fight over. Also, I quote and use strong language.

Last night my friend Dan gave Erica and I a ride home from a rehearsal in his big ol’ SUV. He dropped us off at the corner and while Erica was getting her bags out of the passenger side of the car, a man came walking along, stopped when he realized that he couldn’t fit between the car door and the parked cars on the right side of the SUV, sort of doubled-back and came around the left side of the car and muttered half-under-his-breath as he walked past me, “…stop in the middle of the fucking street…”

I felt just a little bad that we had inconvenienced him… until it struck me that he was walking in the street! “That’s what the fucking sidewalk is for!” I wanted to shout at him, “It’s very unusual for a car to block your way when you walk on the sidewalk!”

But then I thought about becoming a statistic on one of Lauren’s crime maps — “Man stabbed for suggesting that imbecile walk on sidewalk” — and contented myself with staring pointedly at the back of his head as he turned the corner and continued walking down the middle of the (fucking) street.

3 Comments so far

  1. logtar (unregistered) on May 18th, 2005 @ 8:38 am

    Some people are just rude by nature, others just ignorant… in the end none of them are really worth our time.

  2. Dan (unregistered) on May 18th, 2005 @ 9:26 am

    Also, to be clear, I was driving a Ford Escape. Not only is it the best gas mileage you can get with an SUV, it has better gas mileage than some cars!

    Also, it is extremely safe, other than when I drive on the sidewalk to mow down people who fuck with my friends.

  3. Alana (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2005 @ 6:54 pm

    You can’t fix stupid. Yelling at it won’t help either.

    I loathe rude people more than anything else in the world.


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