I Finally Said Something

I did it. Hell ya.

I finally stood up for myself. Well, for my daughter actually.

We were on our way to the mall. Daughter was driving; doing well with her learner's permit. She pulled up to a spot in the lot and on my suggestion, backed up a bit to get a better angle to pull in straight.

Unfortunately Mr. Ass-in-a-Beater behind us figured two seconds was too much of his precious time to wait and began to threateningly rev his engine.

"Ooooh big man...." I mutter to myself. I mean, this really pisses me off. Especially when there is a large "Novice Driver " sign in our back window.

As we pull in and park, he revs his car again and speeds past, squealing into a spot a few cars up.

Perfect, I thought. This time I am NOT wimping out. I get out of the car as soon as we stop.

"You know" I begin as he is walking up to our vehicle, "patience IS a virtue. She's just learning."

He sniggers, but then his face goes all taught and red as a lady and her hubby (whom I never even noticed before) across from our van stop packing their trunk and yell "Yeah. Way to go!"

I am spurned on to even greater bravery.

"Well, I can't stand impatient jerks." I loudly declare.

Again, lady and hubby vocally agree and said Mr. Ass-in-a-Beater slithers off to Walmart.

I didn't want to embarass my daughter, and worried about how she would react. Getting out of the driver's seat, she came up and hugged me.

"You're so cool, Mom."

That was all I needed to hear.

17 People would rather be commenting:

Colleen said...

Awww...way to go! And what a great response from the couple and especially from your daughter! Some people!!

Jill said...

AWWWWW!!!! And that was nice to have the support from strangers. Also good to have witnesses in case he shot you... :-0 KIDDING!!!!! (sort of)

Brenda Smith said...

Good for you! The worse thing my kids had to learn with their permits and new license was not to worry that you were causing traffic to back up. You are being careful and obeying the speed limit. Too bad they're in such a hurry, glad you stood up to the jerk! What a great Mom!

Heather said...

You go, girl! I'm *so* nonconfrontational...I wish I had the nerve to do that!

BonnieRose said...

amen sister, I am totally with ya.... I wuda done the same thing.. like really, what cud he have done?? Some ppl need to put in their place... they live their lives like they are the only ones in the world.. ppl like that annoy me... lol WAY TO GO!!!!!

jp said...

Go, you!!! Janet

JMC said...

I've found that I am so much more willing to "get in someone's face," so to speak, when the situation involves one or more of my kids. I generally avoid confrontation, but I have surprised myself on more than one occasion involving my kids.

Raquel said...

Way to go! My niece just got her permit also. I have been letting her drive my when we go out. Some people can really be jerks. Great job Mom, you probably raised her self confidence also by doing that.

Curly Glamour Girlie said...

Good for you. Bad drivers are countless here in NY. I followed one once who yelled at me while I looked at him blankly and replied, "That's why you look over your shoulder before changing lanes." and walked away.

toners said...

You go girl! Way to stand up to the jerk and stand up for your daughter :) Great job!

Lynn said...

Maureen, that is so awesome! I'm so proud of you, standing up for yourself and dd. I always say something when someone does something stupid like that, (I have a big mouth according to my dh).

Maureen said...

:D Thanks everyone... yeah, it sure felt good. I am such a wimp most times; usually I think of something to say far after the event...

But it IS different when it's directed at your kids.

scrappermimi said...

Good for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shirley Fyfe said...

Good on you Maureen!

Maureen said...

Way to go. I think alot of people need to go back to Driving school

Vegas Princess said...

Totally would have done that too! You do rock!

Susie said...

Definitely a cool mom!

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