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God told me to drive this SUV! [Apr. 28th, 2006|08:17 pm]
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Interesting how life follows the news, isn't it?

Let me set the scene for you: It's before 6pm, it's a lovely but slightly chilly afternoon, and it's the street across from the Korean Church at the western side of Cambridge Common where the buses tend to park. The crosswalk at this particular T-intersection has the direction parallel to Mass Ave. on permanent "walking man;" the direction perpendicular is on permanent "stop sign" flashing red lights.

I am crossing the street parallel to Mass Ave, towards the "walking man." A balding man in a posh SUV, stopped at the light, gave me the little "go ahead and cross" waving signal. In return I gave him a look that said "Wow. Thanks for waving me ahead when it's my turn and I have the right of way."

As I passed in front of his vehicle, he rolled down his window to tell me something extremely important: "Hey, why don't you walk a little slower?"

Dude. I am not a slow walker. Anyone who's ever walked anywhere with me can testify to this fact. And this is wholly apart from the fact that I was in a crosswalk with a walk signal.

But since he'd so thoughtfully rolled down his window so he could hear my retort, I pointed to the signal and said, "Hey, sign says WALK, which means it's my turn, Mr. Gas-Guzzler."

Which dovetails nicely with an article mschaos posted earlier this afternoon about a planned prayer rally to seek lower gas prices.

I love this bit: "It is our hope that seeing and hearing some of the nation's most powerful preachers gathered around a gas station and the United States capital as a backdrop, will remind everyone who is really in charge of our world -- God," Royster said.

Oh, it's reminding everyone of something, all right. Mainly that you lot are a pack of bloody looneys. I want a bunch of Orthodox Jews to stage a rally to remind everyone that one day a week, God thinks they should WALK everywhere...
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From: dantc
2006-04-29 12:36 am (UTC)

Prayer

Must be something in the air. The Seattle Times carried word of a spontaneous prayer meeting in a Sound Transit hearing room. The black contractors want more jobs.
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2006-04-29 12:53 am (UTC)

Re: Prayer

Ask and the Lord will provide, I guess.

Damn. No wonder I never get what I want. My bad luck being raised by an Atheist.
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[User Picture]From: zahzeh
2006-04-29 02:38 am (UTC)
I want a bunch of Orthodox Jews to stage a rally to remind everyone that one day a week, God thinks they should WALK everywhere...

Bwahahhahaaaa!
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2006-04-29 04:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah...In Atlanta, I lived in an Orthodox neighbourhood. With no sidewalks. Atlanta makes no sense.
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[User Picture]From: spoothbrush
2006-04-29 01:13 pm (UTC)
As I passed in front of his vehicle, he rolled down his window to tell me something extremely important: "Hey, why don't you walk a little slower?"

If someone said something like that to me, I might well drop my bags in surprise.
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From: cat_whisperer
2006-04-29 01:23 pm (UTC)
Same here. I'd probably stop in my tracks!
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[User Picture]From: maestrateresa
2006-04-29 03:55 pm (UTC)
I suspect that I would smile brightly at them, say, "Okay!" and proceed so to do. Then I could watch their eyes bug out, and look all hurt when that happens.
"But....but....I thought you *wanted* me to slow down!" In that sort of situation I find that passive-aggressive is so much more fun than aggressive-aggressive :-D
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2006-04-29 04:38 pm (UTC)
I just thought it was funny that he was "waving me ahead" when I had the right of way anyway. Gee, how magnanimous. And then to say I wasn't moving fast enough to suit him? Again: I have the right of way. You have the stop. What part of "It's my turn" are you not comprehending, here?
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[User Picture]From: petardier
2006-04-29 03:08 pm (UTC)
Perhaps they could pray that we'd all win the lottery too. But they probably wouldn't find that ironic either.
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2006-04-29 04:39 pm (UTC)
Hey, I've been praying that they'd all catch a clue for years now. So much for the power of prayer.
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