7 Nov

This is why you should always be nice to people.

Today I was driving the kids to day care when I came up on a bulldozer in my lane.  I wanted to get over in the next lane but a car was speeding up so I couldn’t get over in front of it unless I cut it off which I didn’t want to do.  So, I slowed down and got behind the car.  I then got back over in my original lane and sped up so that car couldn’t get over in front of me – that driver wasn’t going to have it though and I backed off when I saw that she was coming over whether I liked it or not.  While cutting in front of me, she threw me the finger – flipped me off – gave me the bird – whatever you want to call it – I got a good middle finger aimed right at me.  I smiled and waved.

Then it happened – she turned her blinker on and headed toward Nia and Nate’s day care.  I couldn’t believe it.

I parked a few spaces away from her to avoid the immediate wrath but as I was walking in behind her she gave me the “eye.”  She opens the door and, of course, doesn’t hold it for me or my kids.  Then, it got even worse.

She took her baby to Nate’s room!  Oh my God!  I thought – how should I handle this?  I’m going to have to cross paths with her because I have to drop Nate off.  Looking back at this I should have just let her walk on by and let it go but I said with a big smile – “have a great day.”  Her response?

“Fuck off.”

WHAT???  Nia was walking with me!  I was in shock!  Such language between the newborn room and the 2 year old room!

I know I deserved it though.  I mean, I shouldn’t have said anything to her.  The girls in Nate’s room could tell something was wrong with me so I told them and let them know I was no angel – but it was funny because they told me I should have went after her – that they would have my back.  Could you imagine?  One mommy taking another mommy down at the Christian day care?  HA.

Maybe I’ll get my chance.  After all, I have 9 more days of dropping the kids off at day care.  I’m sure Nate’s already taken care of her boy!

No seriously, I really have learned from this experience though.  It pays to take a deep breath and let things go – you never know who you might have to sit next to in church – or who will grade your kids’ tests – or give you a root canal…
The awkwardness and/or pain is just not worth it.

3 Responses to “Awkward”

  1. Scoop November 6, 2006 at 10:04 pm #

    I can't believe she cussed ub front of Nia. I feel so sorry for her kids! Let's do the Christian thing and slice her tires…or maybe that is the Italian thing to do….

  2. betsy September 30, 2010 at 6:35 am #

    The writers of Desperate Housewives couldn’t have created a better story than this! I know it’s shallow, but can you describe what she looked like? I need visuals.

    • nikkival September 30, 2010 at 9:10 am #

      I remember her with brown hair styled in bob, no bangs. She was wearing dress pants and one of those loud print satiny shirts. I think she was wearing flats, to help her speed by me. Ah, memories.

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