On My Soapbox
By Sharri Davis
October 18, 2007
I never thought I would be writing anything like this but here
it goes. Wednesday, after shopping, I walked to my car so I
can go back and get my sister, nephew and the groceries. I pulled
into the pick up area and this young man was sitting in his parked
car. I honked the horn in case he did not see me or hear me
move in. He did not acknowledge the honk, so I honked again
to let him know I was behind him waiting to move in to get my
groceries. Right then, he flipped me off by giving me the middle
finger. I then got out of my car and asked him to move so I
can get my groceries and go home. He refused to move. I told
him the second time, move your car so I can get my groceries
and go home. Right then, he said no and said a few other choice
words which got me mad. Granted, I lost my cool when I should
not have but I did. Words were exchanged. I told him, I am
waiting to get my groceries again, he said, "So am I."
Right then a young woman walks out of the store, carrying a
small bag, gets into the car and still, he just sat there. More
words were exchanged, (again, I know better) he then backed up
and tried hitting me with his car. I looked at his plates so
I can call it in, the car had Virgina license plate. I reported
it to the police and the store assistant manager.
The main thing to this is . . . why is it the young people these
days will park and block the entry way by Safeway and think nothing
of it. The handicapped people walk further than these young
people ever did. I am tired of seeing this happen time and time
again, people blocking the entry way with their cars while their
friends run in for just a "minute" while people have
to walk around their cars. I have seen one instance where young
people were parked there, the bus with elderly people and handicapped
people pulled in but did these young people move so the elderly
and handicapped can get into the store, no. I walked over there
to tell them they should move so the elderly and handicapped
people can go shopping. One of them flipped me off but they
eventually moved. I was embarassed for these young people.
We were not raised that way, what is wrong with this generation
of young people.
While I am on my soap box . . . THE GAS PRICES! WHOA, they are
up again. They go up faster than they go down. The gas stations
have us where they want us and they know it. While gas prices
were going down elsewhere, the gas price remained the same as
it was before. Then soon as the prices started rising, the prices
here started rising just as fast! Why is it that the gas prices
here in this town will rise faster than go down like they do
in the lower 48. Even the gas prices in Anchorage were cheaper
than here. I have not been to Juneau in ages so I do not know
the gas price there but I am sure someone knows.
About: "Correctional officer"
Received October 18, 2007 -
Published October 18, 2007
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