We were driving out of the Waterford Lakes shopping center the other day. This shopping center is the size of a small city.
“Just because there is ice cream in the freezer, does not mean you HAVE to eat it.”
“But, Lauren, that is what it is there for.”
“Not at 2 o’clock in the morning.”
“I can’t help it.”
“You just need to have will power Bill. Will power.”
Just then, in front of us, a silver car started to back out of a spot to our right. Lauren gives a friendly honk of the horn just to let the person know we are there. The silver car backs completely out of the spot so the driver, looking through her passenger side window could make a face at us. We could have totally T-boned the silver car. The silver car driver raises her hands in disgust and yells something at us. She then pulls back into the spot. Apparently she was just straightening her car out.
Lauren pulls up to the spot and opens my window.
The silver car lady gets out of her car and yells. “WHAT!”
Lauren leans over me and says to the lady, “You were yelling at us. I was wondering what you were so mad at.”
The silver car lady raises her hands above her head, “What! I was just straightening the car out. Why do you have to honk at me? Calm down.”
Lauren, does a double take, looks at me, looks at the lady and says, “YOU calm down. I was just letting you know I was here. You don’t have to be so angry. I was being nice. You backed out in front of me.”
“I know what I was doing. You don’t have to honk.” The silver car lady did the whole talk to the hand thing as she walked away.
I turned to Lauren smiling, “Wow. You never are confrontational. What made you say something?”
“The fact that she is screaming at me, when she was clearly in the wrong. I can’t stand it when people are like that.”
“Yeah, but you were so calm. You weren’t mad. You didn’t yell. I was shocked that you even said something.”
“I was surprised you didn’t say something Bill. Usually, you are always telling me to be more confrontational.”
“ I was just going to call her a whore, but I didn’t. How was that for will power?”