Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dear Reckless Driver

An open letter to the fool who nearly sideswiped me...I'm going to keep this clean though in the moment I wanted to rip your head off and put it where the sun doesn't shine.

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Dear Reckless Driver,

What were you thinking as you clearly drove through the red light?  It had to have been red for several seconds as the intersection was clear and there were no cars anywhere except on my side.  Did you not see my big green van so you thought it would be ok to keep your foot on the gas?  You didn't even attempt to slow down.  There's no way your light was yellow and you were not showing any caution.  You totally threw caution to the wind as you ambled on through.  In your defense, you didn't fly through.  It didn't seem like you were in a hurry and putting the pedal to the metal.  That scared me more because obviously you weren't functioning at full mental capacity.

It was noon time.  Clear as day, not a cloud in the sky.  Were you high ?  Were you drunk?  What were you think?  Clearly you weren't.  I didn't see you on the phone but I could have missed that?

Here's the irony in the situation.  I had just made the turn a second before you came through that light.  I don't leap lights so I know mine was green for a few seconds.  I was turning left as you came straight through.   I had just successfully made the turn when you came right up behind me.  How did you succeed in barely missing me and the person behind me at the light?  I still can't figure out how that miracle happened. Thankfully, I'm assuming, they must have seen you coming and didn't pull out.

Obviously you must be fearless.  You didn't seem to flinch.  Oh, and to top it off, you decided to make a quick U-turn two streets up without stopping to check for traffic.  Right across the other lane of traffic.  Yes it's a small town and thankfully the road wasn't busy.  You have some kind of luck mister.  I feel I had an angel on my shoulder watching out for me.

I don't know what was on your mind but I can sure tell you what was on mine.  My daughters...7 and 17.  I was on my way across town to pick them up from separate sleepovers.  I'm grateful not only that you didn't hit me but also that they weren't in the car. 

I pray you don't always drive like that.  Please open  your eyes and get your head out of the clouds or out of your ass...wherever it was.  Stop smoking the wacky tabacy or drinking your choice of poison.  There are innocent lives out on the road.  Show some care and respect next time you get in the car.  Next time we may not all be so lucky.  If you live, you'll be sorry and asking for forgiveness.  This should have been your wake up call but I doubt you listened. 

Next time...well, I'm going to pray there's not a next time.

Sincerely,

The Woman, Wife, Mother, Daughter, Friend you almost hit

2 comments:

Crystal @ PoM said...

Oh my! I'm so glad no one was hurt!

Mommy's Juggling Act said...

Thank you Crystal. It was scary and I was so glad the kids weren't in the car.