Sittin On A Porch

Sittin On A Porch
Our little back porch

Friday, July 22, 2011

What an exciting day

We had a good rehearsal last night.  The play is coming along beautifully.  Today Christopher and I got up and headed out early to the Junior Museum.  We walked through the park and saw the animals in the zoo.  Then we walked around the farm and through some of the exhibition buildings. It is summer so hot, but really it was a wonderful day, and not so uncomfortable.  We both very much enjoyed all of our trip to the museum.  

After having lunch at the cafe there we headed over to Border Books.  They are going out of business.  What a horrible idea, any book store going out of business.  So we went and picked up a couple of books each that we had wanted.  I am always happy to get to spend time with my nephew, but to get to go to a museum and a natural area and a zoo, and then a book store, what a wonderful time.  

Then we had a little fender bender in the parking lot of the credit union.  A teenage girl, not paying attention, had to back up and as I was already stopped behind her I could not move.  I had pulled into a spot and was pulling out to leave, when she had the car in front of her back up, so she threw it in reverse and hit the passenger's side of the toy on the back bumper.  She was not going very fast, but she did have about 2 car lengths to build up speed, and I think she was talking on her cell phone.  Well, she jumped out of the car and starting calling me names and using quite foul language saying that I had run into her.  I calmly said, "No, I was sitting perfectly still and laying on my horn trying to keep you from running into me."  Well, her language continued and she kept calling me "an old woman".  Then she said something to the effect of don't get my panties in a wad.....old woman, generously sprinkled with colorful language.  I had had enough at that point.  I looked her in the eye and said, "Honey, I don't wear panties."  Well that did the trick.  She started making vomiting noises and said a few more choice obscenities and then got in her car and shut up.  That was all I wanted, for her to shut her filthy attitude mouth.  Don't get me wrong, I have been known to use colorful language myself, but never towards anyone like that .  Anyway, the police did come, even though they usually do not go to fender benders in parking lots.  But I explained to the dispatcher that I could not get any information from her because of her language and repeatedly referring to me as an old woman.  The dispatcher said she would send an officer over to get the information for us.  I said thank you very much.  They sent 2 police officers, they heard my side of the story, saw the minor damage and they told us to go, and she was left staying with the officers, who were rolling their eyes and talking about the young girl.  We drove us, she was left standing there by her car.  Christopher and I were both shaking a bit, partly from the shock, partly from the language directed towards me.  But neither of us were hurt in anyway, just a little upset.  OK, Christopher was upset, I was thrilled that I had actually thought of the right thing to say at the right moment.  Yeah, hear it for the  "old woman!"

We had planned on going to see a movie, but after our little excitement, we decided to just go to the redbox and we rented Nanny McPhee returns and the Harry Potter Deathly Hollows I.  We are going to see part 2 on Monday with my friend Bob from work.  So we thought it would be good to remember the movie by seeing it again.  We have tacos left over from the other night, and Klondike bars, so we are in for the evening after a very exciting day.

I had wanted to do so much more, but as I got tired at the museum, I cut off half of the things I had listed as a possibilities for the day.  Yes, I actually used a little common sense and instead of pushing myself on, we stopped.  The museum was a full day.  And now I am resting, and will go to bed early.  Well, after we watch our movies together.  We both love to watch movies and read books.  And museums.  It is a wonderful match of friends.

He is such a treasure
And thank you to everyone for all the sweet and kind wishes about my good news.
I am still so happy.
I still feel wonderful and grateful to the amazing Dr. M.
Life is really so good.
Especially when you actually get to say something clever at the right time.
hee hee

1 comment:

  1. Glad you both were OK, but: Oh no, not the toy! I hope you got her name and insurance information and she'll pay to have it fixed. And, get you a rental car while it's in the shop.
    You were very restrained - if some young thing ever calls me an old lady, I think I may punch her and then claim senility made me do that.