Saturday, December 13, 2008

Dear Santa: I'll Watch People For You

Dear Santa,
I know you are in charge of the whole Naughty or Nice List. I don't know how you can watch everyone all at the same time, although I bet it got easier once webcams were invented.

I saw some people today that should be on your list. 2 were Naughty and 2 were Nice.

NAUGHTY: BUTTHEAD IN A BEEMER was behind me in traffic. I know the light was green, but the 3 cars in front of me weren't moving. I caught him yelling and making obscene gestures because we weren't moving.

NAUGHTY: JERK IN A JAG was behind me in traffic. I had on my left turn signal to get into the left turn lane. Just as I was moving into the left turn lane, he came flying up behind me and cut me off. I missed my turn.

NICE: COUNTY VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR was really excited about all the Shoebox Gifts lined up in her office. Enough for the residents at 2 Nursing Homes. She seemed a little frazzled, but also seemed like she loves her job. She also loves her Volunteers.

NICE: TEENAGE BOY IN A WHEELCHAIR AT THE BIG BOOKSTORE wasn't in a wheelchair like you see at the hospital. It was like one of those that are used by people who are paralyzed. He had a book in his lap and a Frozen Starbuck's Something in his hand. He kept moving his chair out of the way so people could get down the aisles. I bet his daily life is not easy, but he was smiling at strangers in the bookstore as he pulled over his chair, so they could pass. He smiled at me. I smiled back.

I'll be visiting my Mom down in the Tin-Can Retirement Village for the next 4 days. I'll try to be NICE to the relatives that pluck my last good nerve.

6 comments:

Jen on the Edge said...

I like your Nice list. Your Naughty list makes me want to hunt some people down and have a helpful little chat with them.

blackbird said...

I want to hang out with the teenage boy....you know, cause I don't hang around with ENOUGH teenage boys.

Anonymous said...

How such a beautiful place like Orlando has such a high concentration of naughty drivers is a mystery to me. Florida is one of the scariest places to drive.

Heather said...

ah, the luxury car naughty type. Gotta love 'em. Actually, wait, no, that's not right. You don't have to love them. You have to figure out a way to help them understand that the niftiness of car doesn't make them more entitled to be on the road.

Hey, why is "nice" red and "naughty" green? I would have thought it would be the other way around.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Naughty drivers are such awful people, I concur. That boy sounds so so sweet.

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