Saturday, September 06, 2008

I was just trying to cross the street I swear

On my way to the tiny farmer's market in Oakland this afternoon I was just trying to cross the street. And you know, trying to cross it the normal way, by standing in the gutter and waiting for the two cars to go through the light and then crossing. The two cars go by, I take one step see a car pulling out of a space and step back to wait for it. The driver of said car responded to this by calling me an asshole. Which I responded with my gut New Yorker reflex of flipping him off. You don't curse at pedestrians who just stepped out of the street so you could have your right of way. Well, maybe if you drive a cab, and not some beat old redneck car.

(And BTW, really Oakland, that was a farmer's market? I think we need to have a chat. Aren't there lots of farms in western Pennsylvania?)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, how rude! I also get yelled at when I'm crossing the street- at the crosswalk, with the walk signal. Go figure....

Nice to see you at knitting tonight!

11:05 PM  

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