So I'm driving down my street on the way to pick up my kids from school. There's a house across the street from me that always has about 15 kids running around outside, ranging in age from 2- about 10ish, completely unsupervised. I'm always aware of the situation so I drive past the house driving very slowly. Well today as I'm passing their van parked in the street 2 little boys about 3 years old jump out from behind the van and run directly in front of my car and across to the other side of the street. I slammed on my brakes and literally barely missed hitting them by what had to be inches. Im panicking. My blood pressure shot through the roof and I almost blacked out. I was in tears and shaking. I couldn't imagine if I actually would've ran over someone's kid.
I parked my car and went to the front door. There were 6 adults inside smoking pot... None of them even aware that they almost nearly lost their child. So I just start yelling at them... And before I realize what I'm doing I'm cussing at them. I say, "do any of you realize your babies are running across the street?! I just almost fucking ran over 2 of them! And you're all sitting in here high as a kite just oblivious to reality. What the hell would you have done if your kid was laying dead in the street right now?!" then turned around and left.
I was livid! I almost couldn't even drive to pick my own kids up from school. What the hell would I have done had I actually hit one of those kids??!!! ... Or both??
For those of you who think I should've called the police, I was literally at a loss for rational thought. I didn't know what to do and couldn't even think straight. Had I not been so upset I would've called the cops.
on Feb. 7, 2012 at 8:29 PM