Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Another Tender Car Moment

On my way home from picking up the kids at daycare tonight, we were stopped at a side street in our neighborhood, waiting to turn left. A cadillac passed slowly on the right. I hadn't left much room but it got through. The female passenger in the cadillac called out through our open windows, "Dumb bitch!"

I did a double-take. Did that person just call me a name? Daisy asked,"What name?" I said dumb bitch without thinking. Whoops. That's a bad name. We don't call people that. You didn't hear what I said, did you? Violet took her thumb out of her mouth to say, "I heard it."

Daisy exclaimed, "Wait, Mom! Turn around!" What are you talking about? "Turn the car around. You need to go ask that lady if she just called you a name! Turn around!" What? No way! I asked Daisy why she thought that was a good idea. Would we be getting the posse together to defend her mom's good name? Would it be a mission of vengeance? "No," she explained matter-of-factly, "Because she might say no and she might say yes. But either way, you have to forgive her." Oh, alright. She's forgiven. But I don't want to talk to her. The we-don't-confront-strange-women-who-call-us-dumb-bitches discussion is on the list.


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