Comment 78478

By CouldaWouldaShoulda (anonymous) | Posted June 13, 2012 at 18:30:17 in reply to Comment 78477

Ironically, I'm driving my 79 year old mom home from a doctor's appointment this afternoon. I'm going west on a two-way street and get into the turning lane: I want to make a left-hand turn at the intersection.

There's a break in the oncoming traffic...making it safe for me to head south...

...except for someone riding a bicycle on the sidewalk. Heading east. Fast.

As all this is unfolding, I know what's bound to happen.

So I extend my arm and point directly at the cyclist as I make the turn.

"What's the matter?" my mom says, my hand in front ot her face. "Who's that? Who are you pointing at?"

All the other lovely 'explanations' notwithstanding, it's a bit much when a cyclist expects that not only are they going to barrel down the sidewalk, but they're also going to invoke priviledge as some hybrid vehicle/pedestrian (when I began making the turn, they were nowhere near the end of the sidewalk) and fly through the intersection unmolested. Chutzpah I admire. Arrogant stupidity, not so much.

I could tell from the distinct poopy-face he gave me that he wasn't too happy about being inconvenienced.

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