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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by blowtorch, Oct 17, 2020 at 12:18 PM.
Well BT ... at least she didn't back up to see what she ran over
I may have told this story before but worth retelling. When I lived in New Orleans I was heading down Canal street and stopped at a light. The street is really wide with 3 lanes either side, trolley down the center so it takes a while to cross the street. The walkways are wide and there is a stop line even before the crosswalks. An elderly man was crossing the street using a cane. He made it to my side of the street when a car came up beside me and stopped 1/2 way into the walkway. The elderly man reached the car, diverted around and in front of it and stopped. He turned and faced the car and gave it multiple whacks with the cane on the hood. He then proceeded on across the street. I was laughing so hard I didn't leave when the light turned as did the stunned guy next to me. Horns honked and we drove on. You might consider this option the next time you get hit. BTW- Glad you were not seriously injured.
I had the similar scenario leaving the grocery store with my daughter yesterday evening. The car was just slowly rolling along, never slowed at all, passed about 2ft behind us as we crossed.
I was not amused.
We weren't hurt, and I hope your injury heals quickly.
Oh my god, that was funny!!!!
Sorry about your knee Blowtorch, that sucks!!!
I do a lot of driving, ANYTIME someone does something wrong these days their first reaction is almost always, attack/be aggressive. I just don't get it.
Hopefully your knee is OK.
Glad you are ok.
Just goes to show: You can't be too careful.
I hope ther is No Next Time like this in your Future.
Glad it’s no worse than it is. My “watch out!” is for any vehicle running or with somebody in the driver’s seat. I watch ‘em like a hawk and never put myself between one of them and any immovable object, like another car, storefront or whatever. I don’t want to be one of those poor suckers crushed at thigh level when some idiot thought they were in reverse and gunned it when they were actually in “D”.
get some ice on there take some melt in your mouth Advil and gently walk it off!
so it knows it has to get back 100% asap!
I've had a few "close calls" walking my dog through a crosswalk at intersections. Some idiots aren't paying attention, but once in a while some jerk will purposely fly right by while you're in the crosswalk.
I got the license plate number of one jerk that swerved around me by inches speeding through the crosswalk. I called the cops and they said "we can't really do anything unless they hit or injure you". my RESPONSE: WTF, isn't that illegal? I asked for the guys name and address, but they wouldn't give it to me. They said, "we don't want any road rage happening." They did call me back and said they contacted the guy and that it was his car, but it was "his son" driving it, and he sincerely apologized. I told them to "give the punk a ticket", and they said "they can't issue a ticket unless they witness the incident."
I could go on and on, but be careful it's a jungle out there...and hope your knee isn't wrecked, BT.
Here's to hoping the knee isn't serious. Not to overstate the obvious but between cell calls, texting and the million other distractions people have "defensive" is what I try to think about every time I'm driving, running or just walking. Like so many other things, driving is a privilege that many mix up with a right.
Please take it from me, that even though some clients THINK they got a big wad of money, my bet is 95 times out of 100, they would have been better off not having been hit or wrecked or whatever.
They just cannot see into the future and don't realize it might be a lot harder, age 60, getting out of bed every morning. We assume we are invincible. I see clients of mine, from say a wreck in 1982 and these people's lives are in bad shape. They're not riding bikes and playing tennis and tossing their grandbabies up in the air. They're ones who can tell us when the weather is changing - they feel the cold and damp first. No matter how much money, they're not the lucky ones.
A friend of mine was crossing Forty-second Street at Grand Central when a taxi hit her in the knee.
The driver didn't stop, but he did yell out the window, "Why don't you look where you're going?"
That's something, right?
yep, your health is not worth any payout
I always try to make eye contact in traffic when crossing a road or something.
I hear that.
But that congested area around Canal Street is one of the few places where attention is normally paid to people in crosswalks.
It isn't the Free For All it was in 1979, but those of you who come to visit, for example from Pasadena CA, please tell yourself to temporarily rethink the crosswalk. You're not exactly safe in one, in any part of Louisiana. Safety in numbers helps; planning so as not to have to cross in certain places on foot is another. The general rule of thumb is, the vehicle or the bike is NOT going to stop for you.
Unless you're Chris Owens or the Gen Z equivalent of her. :^)
In most of the world, but that doesn't mean all drivers respect that.
I “liked” your post ‘cause I liked the Ratso pic.
Heal up, and keep us posted!
Put your words to music, and you have the start of a good country song.....