Thursday, May 29, 2008

Lady. Really, lady?

Here's a story that I recently remembered (though the details are not 100% clear, as it happened a long time ago). The memory was prompted by a moron I was trapped behind in the parking lot of the mall recently.

A few years ago, I was in the Walmart parking lot, waiting to find a spot. The car in front of me rolled to a complete stop (no signal, no nothin'). It just stopped. Nothing happened. No one got in, no one got out... nothin'.

I waited for what I felt was a long time; then I honked. It wasn't one of those obnoxious long honks... I swear! It was just a "Beep! Hello?? Can you please move along? Waiting, here!" Instantly, this enormous lady emerged from the car. She had shades on (it was night time) and she walked toward me (slower than I have ever seen anyone walk in my entire life).

Lady: You got a problem?
Kristie: A problem? No, I wouldn't call it a "problem." I just want to park my car.
L: So park your car.
K: I can't move my car, and I can't park it here. You are stopped in front of me and there are two cars behind me waiting as well. I need to get around you.
L: So go around me.
K: What are you, a high school bully? Can you please just move your car?
L: (did that "tough guy" step-forward thing like she was about to, you know, kick my ass... then she muttered a whole bunch of loud yet cloudy obscenities as she stormed off to her car-- a black Ford Escort-- and peeled away)

WTF????

I was waiting to be jumped on the way to/from Walmart, but miraculously, I survived.

Bullies. It seems as though there are far more of them outside of schools than in them. I've dealt with my fair share of bullies being a middle and high school teacher and all, and it's even more pathetic (sad!) to see "old" people bullying. Some people are SOOOOOOO tough (*rolls eyes*).

I know, I know, these people usually have self-esteem issues and are acting out, but take it somewhere else. I don't know. Go get help. Talk to someone. Lose some weight. Read a book. Pluck your eyebrows. Get a manicure. Take some classes. Whale on a punching bag. Call Dr. Phil. DO something. The rest of us don't have the time or patience to deal with your issues... and we shouldn't have to, either.

3 comments:

Immoral Matriarch said...

*lol* Idiots.

Katie said...

Something similar(ish) happened to me recently outside a grocery store. A lady got all tough and threated me FOR NO REASON other than the fact that I walked by her at the wrong moment. I hadn't said anything to her, hadn't looked at her, nothing! Normally I would have been scared shitless...you know, since I am all of 5 ft tall and I weigh a buck 15, but this time I had my BABY with me!! Some sort of mother bear instinct kicked in and I pretty much told the (very large, very scary) lady to back the fuck off. I just don't get bullies. Never have. Sad thing is, grown up bullies act JUST LIKE the bullies that I used to teach in KINDERGARTEN!! Sheesh!

Kristie said...

@Immoral Matriarch:
Yes, we are!! ;)

@Katie:
Grown-up bullies don't act "just like" the ones we used to teach... they act worse. They're PATHETIC!