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Aug. 1st, 2003

I know I say "I almost got hit on the way home from work today!" a lot, but this time it was true. :)

I was waiting at the corner to cross the street, reading my book (A Russian Debutante's Handbook), waiting for the light to change. I looked up just after it changed, and I started across the street. I got like two steps, and I heard a LOUD screech, and a guy walking down the sidewalk yelled "whoa!" and I jumped back. A car stopped right where I'd been a second ago, with smoke coming from its wheels. When it'd stopped all the way, I kept going across the street. The dude had kids in his car and everything. It took me a while to catch my breath.

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azucena
Aug. 1st, 2003 01:08 pm (UTC)
i read that as "hit on" a lot and kept wondering where the pick up line was! heh. glad you are ok!
rivulet
Aug. 1st, 2003 01:52 pm (UTC)
Haha
That happens too, in the form of catcalls, but much less often. :)
dotcombabe
Aug. 1st, 2003 01:10 pm (UTC)
ACK! Skeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery!!!!
*hugs*
rivulet
Aug. 1st, 2003 01:53 pm (UTC)
It just served to make lunch taste that much better! :D
girl_on_a_stick
Aug. 1st, 2003 04:52 pm (UTC)
That intersection blows. No one can figure out when to turn left and when to merge.
Glad you're okay.
rivulet
Aug. 1st, 2003 05:31 pm (UTC)
I never really thought of it as unfamiliar territory for a driver, but I guess I should, eh? I didn't know it was confusing.

And how are you? Are you OK?
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