Today………………. well this morning. I almost killed someone.
In case you don’t know me that well, I despise all killing. I despise hurting in general. Be it animals, plant or human. I’m a little hateful, I admit. I’m not particularly friendly to the bar fly hookers. But I will never intentionally hurt anyone, and I am especially sensitive to the less than privledged (so to speak). I respect all life, and I will never take it away from anyone.
But this morning…. I was on my way to work. Just beginning the trip. On Spanaway Loop and 121st I saw a man. He half stumbled, though mostly walked, to the corner, and he never stopped, he walked right into traffic. He was lucky that traffic was light. I was coming around the corner, a corner that has no crosswalk or signal. He was wearing cargo shorts, a sideways hat and tennis shoes, no shirt. Not a big deal, appropriate for summer weather, but not this morning. It was 45 degrees.
I was in the inside lane, going 40 ish mph. I saw him approach the corner, and he seemed like he was walking in a straight line, and it seemed from a fast-ish approach that he was paying attention. But his eyes were dead.
He didn’t hesitate at the corner of the busy road that had no crosswalk, he didn’t pay any attention to the curb he had to come down. He walked right into the middle of the road that I was driving on. He walked right in front of my car. I saw myself hitting him. Killing him.
The car behind me was watching too. I was lucky to not get rear ended when I slammed on my brakes. I stopped within inches of him. That guy was out of it.
That guy, whose life I could have taken away, was not even there. His eyes were so blank, his face was screwed up into a grimace, he was waving his arms around and shouting nonsense at no one….. He was not even aware he was in traffic. Maybe it was crack, or meth, or heroin, I don’t even care. He barely looked my way.
I wonder if he made it across the road.
I am a secret closet witch, and I believe in Karma. Live and Let Live. But when that guy…….. he could have ruined my day, my week….. my year. I could have taken his life. Drugs are bad. I mean it. Maybe order a sticker about it.
He affected my whole day.
Now I’m affecting your whole day.
It’s horrible. Please do not ever be that guy. I’m writing 12 hours later and It is still affecting me like it just happened. The horrible part is that the guy I’m writing about, he doesn’t even know the chaos he created.
Just say NO.
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