I was just sitting at my breakfast table, thinking over my cup of coffee. I do that each and every morning. That's how I get my day started. I did not intend to write a blog today, I planned on being domestic and catch up on a few things that were neglected when the writing bug nabbed me the other day. But anyway, things change and this is what happened to make me write in my blog this morning before noon.
I live on a busy neighborhood street, mainly because my street is right off one of the major avenues in DC. I think drivers use this road as a "shortcut" to get to where they are going and to avoid traffic jams and stop lights. Why do people always have to be in a hurry, They show no sign of patience or courtesy what so ever. With that being said, let me tell you what I just saw. This is what happened outside my front door. I stood at my front door and watched this deplorable scene take place.
A van was coming up the street and in the opposite direction, an ambulance with flashing lights and siren blaring was headed for the hospital, which isn't far from where I live. I knew it must be going to the hospital because I saw the ambulance when it first come down the street in route to pick up somebody who was having an emergency. Well, the guy in the van must not know the rules of driving that pertain to emergency vehicles; that or he is just an idiot who didn't care because he too was in a hurry.
Here they are, coming towards each other with cars parked on both sides of the street. I know the ambulance has the right away, don't you? But, the guy in the van refused to move out of the way. He had the nerve to throw both his hands in the air as if to say to the ambulance driver, "back up sucker!", which made the ambulance driver blow his horn over top the siren and flashing lights. Needless to say, I was in shock. The ambulance couldn't go anywhere and the idiot van driver seemed to be hot under the collar because he was forced to back up out of the way. (He should have done that anyway) All I could think about was the patient in the back of the ambulance, hoping that this wasn't a life and death situation. To me, this was a criminal act on part of the idiot van driver and should have been arrested immediately.
Eventually, after about 3 or 4 minutes the van driver slowly backed up and found a space on the side of the street to pull into. However, by that time, there were two cars behind the ambulance coming the the street too. The ambulance went through ( I know they were mad, I hope they got the van driver's license plate number because the idiot was dead wrong).
I could also tell the can driver was very upset because he had to wait on the ambulance and the two cars before he could proceed. He didn't win that driving battle and it showed when he sped on down the street. Did he stop at the stop sign ahead? No, he just turned right and kept on going because he was peeved/ticked off.
Only in DC, see why