Monday, September 16, 2013

Why I hate pick-up truck drivers...

One hour after a pick-up truck passenger hurled something at me at 50 mph
I suppose there might be a few good men out there that drive a pick-up truck but I have to say, probably only a few. For some reason, pick-up drivers just love to torment bicyclists and runners like playing chicken, seeing how close they can swerve next to you or sneaking up behind you and blasting the horn. But until today, no one has thrown anything at me. And there were witnesses..but did they stop?

The object was a filled to the top iced coke from a Speedway. I didn't see it thrown, just suddenly felt a big thud against my upper thigh. It wasn't the driver but the passenger. As there were cars behind the truck, I couldn't get the license plate but as a**hoes are creatures of habit, I will stake out the road and get the plate.

Not a day brightener Why would someone think this would be funny?
But over the Green Things Farm, a rainbow.

And when I returned, a visit from Ms. Maya


Anonymous said...

How horrible! I hope you get the license plate number.

Sue in Italia/In the Land Of Cancer said...

there were two cars directly behind it so I couldn't see the plate. I hope one of those cars did. At the very least, it was littering.

Teri Bernstein said...

Hi, Sue--In CA, it is not so much pick up truck drivers as it is run-of-the-mill a**holes. Many good people drive CLASSIC Chevy and Ford pick-ups...and many bad people drive Mercedes and Lexus sedans and SUVS, also hurling items out the windows at passers-by. I am betting that thigh will look WORSE in a day or two. :-(

Sue in Italia/In the Land Of Cancer said...

Yep, it looks much more impressive today.. .all purple and green but clear in the middle where the impact was. Sad that there is so much hate in the world.

Holly said...

is it possible that passenger just didn't see you? no excuse though for littering!!

Sue in Italia/In the Land Of Cancer said...

No Holly, I am very hard to miss. They had about a minute to plan their attack. The drink still had a lid on it and was completely full.


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