Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Slow Down, My Kids Are Playing in the Middle of the Street!

That is what a lovely lady yelled at me this morning as I was dropping Isaac off at daycare.

Do you see anything wrong with that? As in, why is your kid playing in the middle of the busy street?

Ok, so Isaac's daycare is off of a busy residential street, but you have to turn off of it, and then turn again, so it is pretty far back. However, this lady lived right of the main busy street. The speed limit is 35 mph, but I usually go no more than 25 because the turns are quick and I would have to floor it to get up to legal speed. And the street poles and trees are COVERED with NEON signs that say "Kids Everywhere, Drive Safe" and "Slow Down" that are VERY distracting. Like, if I read all the signs, I would not be looking at the road for a good portion of time. It looks like that street is having about 20 million garage sales, because that is what the signs look like.

So this lady seriously SCREAMED that at me. And yes, her kids were IN the freaking street. Her 10 year old (estimated age) kids were rough housing in the actual paved STREET.

Now, I have no problem driving a bit safer. I'll slow down. Hell, I will even drive in the other lane if there is no one coming and there are people close to the edge of the road.

BUT MAYBE YOU SHOULD TEACH YOUR CHILDREN THAT THEY SHOULD NOT PLAY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD!

Like, EVER!

It's a residential street, lady...not a playground.

2 comments:

My open roads said...

so true!

CassJustCurious said...

It's people like this that I want to just run over. Thats mean of me to say - and I wouldn't run over the KIDS - but the lady - I'd give her a little knock.