i am a stay-at-home mother without access to a car and with a tendency towards depression if i go too long stuck at home alone with the kids. so i take them on nice long walks every day, going to wendy’s or the grocery store for a cookie (if only there was a park nearby). it makes me feel better and i don’t get quite so snippy with the kids.
but it is kind of difficult to wrangle an infant in a stroller, a four-year-old, and a three-year old, especially having to cross busy streets. that is why i always cross at a corner with a pedestrian light.
it does not help me any for you to pull your big-ass black truck completely over the crosswalk, totally blocking the walkway. no, i can’t walk around you, i am not taking three small children directly into the path of oncoming traffic.
you are supposed to stop behind the crosswalk. stopping four goddamn feet farther out is not going to get you anywhere any faster. all you’re doing is pissing me off, in addition to anyone who is trying to make a turn from the right-hand lane but can’t see around you.
bitch, i am trying to relax here!