My Mother and I went to visit my Brother yesterday in Nashville. She drove...I like it when she gives me a chance to sit back and enjoy the scenery along I-40...the weather was great, and we zipped right along at a pretty good pace...once we got into Nahsville, the traffic started getting a little rougher...and, as we slowed to get off on our exit ramp, I was surprised to hear my Mother say, "Yeah, whatever, little man..hehehe...c'mon, little man..come on around..Have a nice day..heheeheh"....I turned to look at her, and she was smiling and waving out the window at this incredibly irate man in a beat up Impala.. could see him moving his mouth, and waving the "bird" at us as he zoomed past....we exited onto the ramp at around 80 miles per hour....seemingly, he had run up quickly behind us, and thought we weren't going fast enough to suit him....

I looked at my Mom, and said..."what was his problem?"..

She just smiled and said..."I don't know, Honey...some people are just assholes.."...ahhh..that's my Mom...

....We laughed for a little while, and then she said..."You know, a few years ago, if someone had done that, I'd have pulled over and given him a piece of my mind...but, now, I know that it really doesn't matter what that guy says...or what he thinks....he is just an asshole..."

I said..."I know what you mean, Mom...I think you should start a blog..."

She didn't really hear what I'd said, and she continued to drive us along...and then, almost as an afterthought, she said to herself..."besides, my days of being intimidated and angry are is too dang short to worry about assholes"...

...she moved her left hand down to the side of the door, and adjusted her .38 that was resting in the little pocket there..."Eric, I sure do miss your Daddy..he always made me feel safe"....

....."old defenseless widow", my ass..

by Eric on November 30, 2003 | Comments(3) | SWG Stories

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Now there's a lady I'd like to meet!

posted by: Indigo on November 30, 2003 09:39 AM

My Mum raised us with the same ideal :Life is short, don't sweat the small s**t. And I believe it, too.
And it's a good thing your mom doesn't have road rage, with that gun at her side ! ;o)

posted by: sisoflexx on November 30, 2003 11:29 AM

I really enjoyed that entry. It's nice when adult children can see their parents as smart, strong and independent individuals. Your Mom is as lucky as you are.

posted by: wanda on November 30, 2003 04:42 PM