Sunday, May 31, 2009

Calling All Christians.....

I (sort of) witnessed a rather bizarre exchange between two women this morning.

I parked at the grocery store but decided to walk down to Tar-zhay in search of a water pitcher with a filter. It was one of those rare days when I just felt like walking, and I didn't have to rush home or anything. And by walking I could put off, if even for just a couple of minutes, the dreaded trip to the grocery store.

I heard loud voices behind me as I walked down the sidewalk, but I didn't really pay any attention to what they were saying. I actually thought they were friends greeting each other in the parking lot in that loud, (some) Southern women, obnoxious, don't-care-whose-ears-we-violate kind of way.

As I neared the Tar-zhay, however, there were two women screaming at each other, one in a van and one walking down the sidewalk. Apparently their roles had been reversed a few minutes earlier at the grocery store end of the shopping center, and the woman in the van was accusing the walking woman of nearly running over her.

Driver: You didn't stop at that stop sign!

Walker: Yes, I did! You walked out in front of me!

Driver: No, you didn't stop!

Walker: Yes, I did!

Driver: No, you didn't!

Walker: Yes, I did!

[Unintelligible gibberish while they both screamed at each other. The woman walking down the sidewalk was dragging a small girl with her, probably about 3 or 4 years old. Thankfully probably too young to be humiliated by her mother's behavior.]

This is how the exchange culminated:

Driver: I'll pray for you!

Walker: I'll do the same for you!


Here's an idea:

Why not just be nice to each other in the first place, forgiving if a transgression DID occur, whether it be pedestrian or driver, and leave out the middle man?

That would free God up to handle some more pressing issues.


Ann(ie) said...

hehe. NO kidding. sheeeesh. Walk away and call them crazy under your breath like a normal person for gods sake!!

Maggie said...

*giggle* Where ARE those stray lightening bots when you need them?