Thoughtless People

I was walking from my car to the grocery store today. A very elderly lady was ahead of me, so I slowed my pace. Two women with a baby with them were just ahead of her. One of them flicked a lit ciggerette without even looking where they were flicking it. It flew backward and sort of bounced onto the pavement nearly hitting the elderly lady!

I was pissed! So, I approached them (uh oh) and said, “Excuse me, but that was kind of gross! You flicked your cigarette on the ground and nearly hit someone with it.”

The women looked at me and said, “Well, everybody else does it!”

This was a grown woman – my nine-year-old granddaughter is more mature than that! I said, (trying to remain calm). You are responsible for your own actions.

She said, “Well, I’m happy with my life.”

Sheeesh! Talk about arrested development! I gave up and just shrugged and said, “Okay.”

I’m thinking of all the tinder-dry areas in the country and wondering how many wildfires people like that have caused.

I’m such a biatch – I know. My husband says he worried that I might get smacked (or worse) one of these days, and I might, but sometimes I just have to speak up.

Watch for me on the evening news – I’ll probably be the woman wearing the head-coat. =]

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