Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Jaywalkers



The fact is: jaywalkers are bugging the tarnation out of me! I didn't notice it being a huge problem in Utah, or the other places I've lived/visited, but here in Durham it is out of control! People around here are always wandering out onto a busy city street like its no biggie. Half the time it is multiple persons, more concerned about their cigarette or soda than the fact they are about to become hamburger. The reason this bugs me so bad is that I'm afraid that it is going to be me that hits one of these buggers! My gosh, can you imagine how awful that would be?! Oh, the carnage! And then I'd have to live with it the rest of my life, despite the fact that I hit a black person wearing black in the black of the night. Yeah, its not like you just rationalize that kind of thing. So next time you are about to dash across a parkway without using a crosswalk, think better of it! (Also, don't ride your bike in the middle of the street! Thank you all.)

4 comments:

Maclaine & Sara said...

Nat--you are hilarious. That's one thing we don't have to worry about here in good ol' Henefer! :)

Darrell said...

nat, I do read your blog. And Jaywalkers bug the CRUD out of me too. I especially hate it when people think that somehow because they are about to step out into a crosswalk, they are immortal. I have had multiple times where I have had to slam on my brakes because some doofus jumped in front of me.

The Shark said...

I think this problem is found basically everywhere. People in Provo and Salt Lake City drove me nuts with their ignorance of traffic they were about to step out into.

Shannon B said...

Yes, I have to agree, JAYWALKING erchs (SP?) me. Maybe when the people end up in the hospital with a concussion, they won't jaywalk anymore.


About nursery, just give it a few more weeks/months and he will get better. My kiddies had a hard time too, then they FINALLY got used to it...pretty much when it was time to go to sunbeams. Hang in there!