I got off work at 7am this morning and decided to run into the grocery store for a couple of things. So I do my shopping. I had my handy-dandy coupons. She scanned them and missed one. I didn’t feel like arguing. I am tired. I want to go home. I have to be back at work at 7pm tonight.
I head out to the parking lot. I walk carefully with my cart behind the parked cars and not in the middle of the aisle. I’m trying to be a good pedestrian. It’s probably 7:30 at this point. Some woman comes flying through the parking lot and cutting across the parking spaces and decided she wants to come down where I’m walking. I am still off to the side to stay safe. So she goes past me and I need to cross to the other side where my car is parked. She had stopped and suddenly throws her car in reverse as I am walking behind it. I jumped and yelled a few curse words. So she decided to pull forward and park in another spot and not run me over after all. She gets out and yells, “Sorry to have scared you!’ as she runs into the store. I was speechless. After a full minute, speech came back. I wanted to run into that store and find her and tell her I wasn’t sorry I was shaking the snot out of her.
I then just get in the car and go to the light to turn left. I turn onto the main road and have to take an immediate left so I get into the turning lane. Well a car coming from the opposite direction decides he wants in the turning lane, too. He starts merging into the lane a little to close for my comfort and almost takes my bumper off. Again, more curse words. This time hand gestures were involved.
When I finally made it into my parking spot I just sat there for a moment trying to see if I had really made it home alive or not. I had to write this out because it’s just so crazy. I am heading to bed now because I have to be back at work in 10 hrs.