The cool breezes of Lake Michigan lured me to the lakefront trail yesterday morning. Freedom from the stifling heat of car exhaust and crazy drivers, I relaxed and enjoyed the beauty around me.
These pictures are from this great old Polaroid Land Camera 250. Very fun to play with. :)
In the evening, I took city streets, where I witnessed a scene that first had me flaming mad and then had me cheering.
As I waited at a red light at a crowded intersection, a driver in a fancy SUV was turning left and inching into a crosswalk as a mother with a baby carriage crossed with the walk signal. The mother was saying something to the driver that I could not hear, probably like, “Excuse me, I have the walk sign and I’m here with my baby.” The driver responded by HONKING his horn, right in the baby’s face! The mother did not budge and the driver then stepped on the gas to lurch forward and psych out the mother, who was standing no more than two feet away WITH HER BABY CARRIAGE! (Who are these horrible people???) As soon as she moved away, the driver sped down the street…
…for about 3 seconds. A police SUV, which was two cars behind the offending SUV, immediately went after it with lights and sirens. As a biked by, the SUV was pulled over and two police officers were exiting their vehicle. The scene was so beautiful, I could have wept. KARMA!
I think the driver should have been arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, but at the very least I hope he or she received a citation for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Drivers need to know that they cannot get away with criminal behavior simply because they are surrounded by a ton of metal!