Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Crazy Lady

Yesterday as I was driving home from work I was on the phone with my Mom discussing something that I am sure was very important. As I turned on to our block, which can be a bit of a sharp turn, there was a woman who had just come around a parked car and so she was a bit over in my lane and I was turning a bit wide. Needless to say we both slowed down, let each other by, and I pulled in my driveway. No big deal right? It's common road courtesy.

Apparently it was a bigger deal than I thought. As I am finishing my conversation, still in my parked car, the lady whom I had passed began pulling into the driveway. I said to my Mom "There is some lady pulling into our driveway. What does she want? She's getting out of her car...let me call you back."

I considered ignoring her but decided to open my door to see what she wanted. To be honest I was a little bit scared because I had no clue what her deal was. She said to me "you better get off your phone when your driving so you can pay attention" perhaps not word for word, but very similar, and very nasty.

I, being the meany I can sometimes be, and being absolutely appalled that this woman had the gall to turn around and pull in my driveway to confront me over something that was so incredibly minor, especially given she was partially in my lane, I said to her "You need to get back in your car and get the &*#$ off my property" and I shut my door. Now I know that was harsh, and the swearing was uncalled for, but my heart was racing and I was so shocked it just came out.

She proceeded to storm over to her little red SUV mumbling under breath and shaking her finger at me while some neighbor kids passed behind her vehicle. I kindly opened my door, said "seriously you need to leave now, and watch out for the kids behind your car". At which point she got in her vehicle and left.

I can not believe that with the crazies out there this day in age this woman had the audacity to pull into my driveway, get out of her car, and confront me. I was beyond blown away. She didn't know me from Adam. I could have been some crazy loon that carries a knife, bat, or some other crazy weapon in my vehicle. I could have been a hot tempered, strong fisted person ready to cock her. I could have been anyone! At least if she was going to be that ballsy, it should have been some bigger deal, not her in my lane and me turning wide. Seriously...get a grip lady.

I did however find out that she lives somewhere down the street from me, which should make for one hell of a neighborhood block party if you ask me.


Mom said...

Once again, as it did when you called me back that night, this story CRACKED ME UP!! One other thing that made me laugh (and still makes me chuckle every time I think about it) is that fact that you didn't "cock" her...I think you probably meant to say you didn't "coldcock" that's just downright FUNNY!
Love, Mom

joy said...

I had the same thing happen to me years ago . . . actually it happened to Glee. We were coming home from Dubuque and passed some guy on highway 20 and didn't think anything of it. Apparently we had done something he didn't like as he followed us right into my driveway. Shook his fist at us and mumbled something or other and when about 5 people came out of the house decided to leave! There are crazies everywhere.

You take care out there Mandy!

Your other mom!