Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Crossing the Road

I was crossing a road after just walking past a woman with 2 kids - one kid in the pram she was pushing, the other on foot.

The kid on foot ran across this road, without looking, and a taxi driver had to slam on his brakes to avoid hitting the kid.

The woman yelled "Slow Down, Asshole!".

I was bemused by this; and you know how you always think of the right thing to say AFTER it would have been the right time to say it?

Well I thought to myself, what I should have said in that situation was "Just because your child runs across the street without looking, it's no excuse to call him an asshole!".

I wish I'd said it at the time. The story makes me smile, even now.

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