Wednesday, November 07, 2007

25 going on 12

This afternoon I confronted a young, twenty-five year old man today after he drove his Camero like a bat out of hell down our street while my children were playing in our driveway. I knocked on the door of the home he shares with his parents and younger sister. His mom answered the door and invited me in. This was how this young man reacted to my visit:

Me: Jacob, I would like to ask you to please drive more slowly down our street. I have two small children and I need to keep them safe.

Jacob: I appreciate you coming by and all, but now I'm going to hear it from her all night (motions to mother). Thanks a lot.

The conversation went south from there.

I am seriously worried that I will wake up with slashed tires tomorrow.


revhipchick said...

that sucks. i'm sorry it didn't go better. it sounds like you were being very kind and very appropriate.

on the other hand, you could see if throwing a kid "dummy" into the street when he blows through again and see if that gets his attention.

good luck with it!

Towanda said...

that poor mom...

Magdalene6127 said...

Well, I can't imagine a better way of handling it. You were perfectly respectful and appropriate.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

umm do you want me to come slash his tires? or let the air out? remove some spark plugs?

*oh* totally inappropriate pastoral responses there... oops.

i did see in some neighborhoods signs in yards that were large and said "kids at play" or something like that & the idea was to attract attention so drivers would slooooow down.

Wyldth1ng said...

You did it right.