Friday, January 21, 2011.....
Yesterday, as I was looking for a parking space at my local grocery store, I happened upon the stupidest mother yet....or one that obviously doesn't grasp the concept of cause and effect.
Let me explain....
I was driving my car at a slow parking lot speed, however, this still means the motor is running and the car is moving while I drive down one aisle of parking spaces to find a spot. I'm not going fast, but the CAR IS STILL MOVING.
Now that you have a visual of a slow moving car in a parking lot, you should know I don't always find a space in aisle 1 and need to drive down another aisle requiring me to drive around a small corner to go down the next aisle. However, when approaching a curve, there is often a hidden spot drivers can't see, and, in my case, it was the world's stupidest mom with 2 small kids (we're talking kids as tall as the top of the hood of my VW Passat - so not that tall).
Luckily, I'm driving slow parking lot speed because her kids were running in the area where cars are permitted to drive. As I'm turning the corner, she sees me, sees I'm coming her way, and you know what she does....yup, you got it, NOTHING.
What's that about? I was thinking to self why isn't this woman corralling her kids to the side out of the path of the car? Does she want her kids to come face-to-metal with a car that is much heavier than her small children? Didn't she learn from her mom you don't run towards the moving car but away?
If 1+1= 2, doesn't she recognize a moving car + kids running into said moving vehicle = dead, flat or injured kid?
I don't think I'm dating myself by thinking it stupid to let kids run into traffic (I'm defining traffic as any area where there are moving vehicles in your path), but maybe I am dating self and just don't know it.