I felt like I needed to walk today, especially after great meals last night at the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church ice cream supper and today at Legends with my father, Ms. Rachel, and my visiting aunt and uncle.
I’d been watching This Week In Tech, and even though it wasn’t over yet it looked like it had stopped raining and I figured I’d walk while the walking was good. My usual half-hour route is a loop and a half, partly on a couple of residential streets and partly on State Route 82. The bad part of the route is that State Route 82 doesn’t have a sidewalk. In some places, there’s only a very narrow bit of grass between the ditch and the pavement. I’ll usually walk on the pavement and step onto the grass when I see a car coming on my side.
I was on the last leg of the walk when a car was coming towards me. I stepped onto the grass – and the driver swerved over to the right, closer to me, as he or she zipped by. The car missed me – I was on the grass, not the pavement. But the timing of the swerve made it seem intentional, as if the driver were trying to annoy or frighten me. Was this someone unhappy with something the newspaper has published at one time or another? Or just some random idiot whose idea of fun is giving walkers a heart attack?
Either way, I didn’t like it in the least.