Comment 70772

By drb (registered) - website | Posted October 22, 2011 at 13:06:11

I am sitting at my desk at work. My street-level, floor to ceiling window offers me an unimpeded view of the daily interactions of cars and people on a busy urban street. The street is populated by shops, sidewalk markets, bakeries, social clubs, and cafes. This morning was bustling with shoppers of all ages. There is an unsignalized pedestrian crossing nearby. I often marvel at the courtesy displayed by drivers who slow down, stop and allow people to safely cross the street here. Ten minutes ago a car stopped to let a small group of elderly women, laden with groceries, cross. The driver of a truck behind the stopped car immediately laid on his horn and he and his passenger began swearing, yelling curses at the driver of the car. The truck driver then tried to pass the car on the right (parking) lane, only to have to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting the women. He then launched a tirade at the women (they were walking too slow!)

Roads are part of our community. Most people I see on a daily basis are kind, considerate, and careful members of the community. Then there are those whose sense of entitlement trumps the safety of others. Sometimes I get so tired of assholes...

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