Life's a bastard...but sometimes it lets up

The life and times of an ordinary Dublin girl. Follow her journey as she finds out working from home really ISN'T about watching Oprah all day and that perhaps men aren't really all bastards.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Three...look all around you, before you cross the road....


WELL my New Year’s resolution to blog more often is going well isn’t it? Oh the busy life of a working Dublin girl.

Anyway, just to update you all, I’ve given up on my OTHER resolution to say hello to the man I pass in the street every morning as I’m now doubly convinced he reads this blog and is a-scared of me.

You might remember that I had vowed to say hello to him and the next day he disappeared. Well, for the past three mornings he has re-appeared but scowled ferociously at me when I pass by, keeping his head down and scurrying up the road like the Devil himself is after him.

Ho hum. I guess he’ll have to do without my charming good morning smile then. *Kaz mentally thumbs her nose at as yet unnamed street man*

While I was waiting at the bus stop this morning however I witnessed a child of about nine almost being mown down by a Garda patrol car as she crossed the street on her bicycle, which was a *sarcastic* nice way to start the day.

Thankfully the only people shaken up by the incident were us onlookers as the child was completely unaware of the fate that almost befell her and cycled on blithely to school, not noticing the car which had to jam on its brakes or the crowd of people at the bus stop who exclaimed ‘Holy Jesus’ out loud (me being one of them).

In fairness to the child she had a green pedestrian light to cross the street, but the patrol car had all its lights and sirens going and every other car on the street had pulled out of its way or slowed down, which she obviously just failed to notice and cycled on right out into the path of the car.

Kudos must go to the Garda driving the car who reacted quickly to the situation. And kudos must also go to him for not getting out of the car and giving her a good clip around the ear which, judging by the look on his face, is what he wanted to do! He contented himself with gesticulating wildly and carrying on to the emergency.

It got the oul blood pumping I can tell you. I also noticed she wasn’t wearing a helmet or any other protective gear and while she had the gumption to cross the street at a traffic light, she didn’t have the cop on to look both ways while she was doing it.

What do they teach them in school these days? I feel a letter to my local newspaper coming on!

Pic: http://www.foxcreeksales.com/images/bike.jpg

5 Comments:

At 2:40 p.m., Blogger Don Leahy said...

27 ! you look about 10 ! I'll be watching out for you walking to work now you crazed man hating blogger beatch !

conman
;-)

 
At 3:45 p.m., Blogger KnackeredKaz said...

I look about 10? Ah thanks! That'll be the Oil of Ulay - I refuse to say Olay. (I think you're were paying me a compliment anyway!)

As for watching out for me on my way to work.......stalker alert! Ah only joking, thanks for dropping by

 
At 10:15 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say i read a good bit of your blog this morn (very new to the blog scene man!) and it cheered me up (feelin a bit poo).

Hope the man does read your blog and is terrified. Hee hee.

Pie
(you do look 10 (in a good way))

 
At 12:14 p.m., Blogger KnackeredKaz said...

Thanks anonymous! Feel free to drop back for cheering up anytime! Sorry to hear you're feeling poo.

 
At 12:29 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks v much Knackeredkaz, I most definitely will.

How do you get any work done with this bloggin malarkey. I have spent almost the whole morn pretendin to work and readin people's lives!

Pie

 

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