Thursday, March 30, 2006

Insanity

Yes, the tredputer is insane in a world gone mad. In case I didn't totally convey that in my previous post.

Went to Bikram tonight, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. That class can make a grown man cry (or maybe that was sweat dripping down his face?). I actually fell sound asleep at the end, when they turn the lights off, and the heat down, and invite you to stay in "corpse" pose for as long as you like (or until the next class, whichever comes first). I fell the kind of asleep that makes you jerk awake. That was within 10 minutes. But in my own bed? At midnight? Sleep eludes.

Bikram is not exactly a zen-like experience.

For instance, driving home from downtown D.C. was a bit of an adventure this evening. A young "lady" in a Toyota decided she was in such a hurry that, instead of letting me merge into her lane (I had no choice; my lane just ended, with no notice—welcome to D.C.) she sped up to pass me. And ended up sideswiping my car. AND then yelled at me that I had cut her off. So I guess that if someone cuts you off? You get to crash into them. To teach them a lesson. She pulled over to look at her car. I said to her "Wow, you must be having a baby, you're in such a hurry!" No answer. So I gave her a very short lecture on driving in the U.S.A. She jumped out, looked at her car, said it was fine and took off. So, naturally, I followed her home. And made her give me all her info. My car is fine, too. Well, actually it's one big dent on wheels. I could give a rat's ass about my car. I was too busy trying to edumacate this girl.

When she got home, she asked me if there was a problem. I got out of the car, all Kojack-like, and asked her for her license and registration. I was shaking I was so MAD (though truthfully, that may have been due to Bikram after-affects). I won't do anything with her info. I just wanted scare her. Ya know, like scared straight? Maybe a new program called "Scared Nice." Or "Scared Slow."

One thing I know for sure: It wouldn't have happened if we'd both been running.

16 comments:

a.maria said...

omg i love that you followed her home i love it. i love it. i love it.

i had some lady, last november (when i lived in the ghe-tto) run into me literally 30 yards infront of my apartment. she was screaming and hollaring as though i'd done something wrong (i was actually stopped at the stop sign) but as soon as i started getting info from the two cars who saw what happened, and she realized they were all on MY side... she shut up pretty fast.

of course, she didn't have insurance, NOR did she show to the court date... so ya know.

i guess she won that round.

hmpf.

anyway, i'm still in awe that you do bikram. and the tredputer?! brilliant! i want one!

21st Century Mom said...

I also love it that you followed her home and took names and no guff. You are awesome!

I hope she sweats BBs for days waiting for something bad to happen and in the meantime develops some better driving habits.

And I'm an idiot for falling for the tredputer. I must secretly want one!

plods said...

what a bitch! congrats on keeping your cool!

susie said...

I never do stuff like that (following her home). I think about it. But I never do it. Good for you!! I hate those entering lanes up here, too. Frankly, I never know whether someone's going to do exactly that...and with people bearing down behind me, well, it gets exciting.

Bob said...

You are one tough cookie, glad everyone is ok.

Thomas said...

She must have been scared stiff once she realised you were about to follow her all the way home.

Christ, I hope I never get into a traffic argument with you!

KT said...

You make me miss my old Bikram days. Enjoy the sweat, lady.

Love your Kojack routine. Hate, hate, hate evil drivers.

Bex said...

Your example is one big reason why I hate driving in D.C. Stupid, self-interested and shitty drivers. I'm glad you followed her home. And I hope you scared that bimbo. What a total bitch.

angie's pink fuzzy said...

My word, the title explains it all! I can't believe you actually followed her hoem - good for you!!!

angie's pink fuzzy said...

ps, I think it is very cute and funny that one of the words in your zoom cloud (which is pretty cool, btw) is "dictator" :)

Anonymous said...

you should have told me!!! That is scary--and yes probably running it would never happen haha

jeanne said...

anonymous: I would have told you (and I think i just did) but it's kinda hard to pick you out of a crowd!

Elle said...

I love the "you msut be having a baby" comment...idiot fuckers who can't drive make me crazy...I'm so very glad you ripped her a new one:)

Rae said...

I HATE driving!! People are so rude these days. It makes me just want to move to Vermont and make maple sugar. Surely people there are nice.

Good luck at the CB!!!!

beansprout said...

Given what just happened to me...I hate cars. And yelling drivers!! Glad to hear you went and gave her an education. Thanks for your comments on my blog today. Be well.

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