I really can't stand when people talk on their phones and drive inattentively. What's worse is when they talk on their phone and try to back up. For instance. tonight we were outside for a little while after we saw my sister, Gina, to her car. Shortly after our last wave good-bye an SUV came barreling up our driveway so that it could turn back in the direction from which it came. I sneered at the driver, who was a young, attractive woman -talking on her cell phone. Never mind that she could have hit my children if she would have appeared 1 minute sooner but what's worse is that after she made eye contact with me, she backed up into a car right behind her on the other side of the street. She stopped her car after I told her that she dented the car behind her. How could she not realize that she totally backed into that car? Next, she hangs up her phone and hops out of her SUV to assess the damage. Let me just say that she was still holding her precious phone in her hand and also not wearing any shoes. How can people drive without shoes? Those pedals are not easy on the feet! Anyway, her jaw dropped when she saw the HUGE dent that she put on the parked car. Her next move was to stop and look at us for a second before she slowly tried to make her way back into the driver's seat. My jaw dropped and then she stopped and said, " do you know whose car this is?" Sweetie, of course we don 't know whose car it is. There are only 10 apartment buildings in a 2 block radius! Next she says, " oh, then should I leave a note with my information on it?" Ah, yes....duh. So she wrote a note and put it on the car's windshield. Then she drove away....duh. If Kosta and I had not been outside she would have never stopped. Apparently, she had another important call to make.
I called the police and they told me to just look at the note that she left on the car to verify that everything seemed legitimate, as well as leave a note in the case that the owner of the dented car needed a witness. I think that it's a shame that the police don't want to respond to situations like this anymore. So, I wrote a note and shoved it through a crack in the window. I will probably get a call in the morning.