Saturday, 25 July 2015

A version

We're on holiday and today we spent a few idle hours strolling through the sunshine which isn't as fiercely tropical as promised twenty years ago but never mind. An elderly couple walked ahead of us and we'll be elderly soon enough but never mind that either.

Anyhow, the lady half of said couple who seemed sprightly enough, momentarily stepped off the kerb behind a car which was just completing a parking manoeuvre. As she was now on the road the car was reversing very slowly towards her. She saw it and promptly skipped back onto the pavement although the car was just about to stop anyway and an accident seemed unlikely.

Through the open car window she indignantly informed the driver that she'd been behind his car before bustling on, giving him no chance to reply. Her husband briefly repeated the accusation as he tagged along behind.

Even though the lady had stepped into the road behind a moving if slowly moving car, her version of events had been satisfactorily adjusted in her favour inside a second or two. She barely slowed as she lobbed an entirely unjust accusation through that open window. Maybe she spent some time in politics.


Demetrius said...

Um. Could be a bad sign that.

Anonymous said...

Heh! Typical wimmin walkers!

A K Haart said...

Demetrius - I know what you mean - early signs.

David - you mean the blame game?

John M said...

One day she'll say that to someone who will just get out of their car and bop her one. It might be an idea to tell her that if you see her again.

A K Haart said...

John - perhaps she knows that all of a sudden she'd become a sweet old lady and the bopper would be sunk.