Connor and I were headed out to get some shopping done, and unlike other times when I will NOT go to Walmart (I always buy things I don't need) I realized it was going to be a convenient one stop shop. We needed stuff for Connor, the dogs, I needed a coke, had a Redbox to return, and we needed buttermilk. SO...Walmart here we came. We were 65% there when it happened. I always criticize Ben because whenever someone pulls out and stays in the turning lane, he slows down assuming they're going to cut us off. That never happens...I tell him people aren't trying to hit us, they just want to get in the turning lane cuz it's faster than waiting for both ways to be clear. Well...I'll never complain again. Before I go on...worry not. We did not get into an accident. But it was close.
This truck pulled out, I assumed he'd stay in the turning lane because I was going 50 mph...and there's no way anyone is that stupid. OH HE WAS. He cut me off..big time. I honked and had to swerve into the other lane so as not to hit the fool. He started to move over as I did..because of my honk I assume, and almost hit me again because I had already moved over. So now I was REALLY mad but I didn't honk again, just tried to stay calm and not drive like a crazy person. SO eventually he caught up to me. I told myself, "He's not following you, everyone in Cedar goes to Walmart." But I was still nervous. He followed me into the parking lot, and while yes he was going slower than me, after I made several turns and twists I realized he WAS following me...just doing a good job of it. I found a spot and evaded him, and saw him drive right by without noticing me cuz the car next to me was hiding us. I debated on whether or not to sit in the car and wait it out, or just hurry and get out before he doubled back and found me. I decided on the latter. So I'm fumbling fast, and as I'm trying to get Connor out of the back seat, some idiot lady decides she doesn't need to wait for me, so she hits me in the butt with her car door, then proceeds to get her own kids out of her car instead of waiting for me to finish. I said sorry to her, even though she was the stupid one, and she gave me a look like "Yeah....get out of my way". I cold have hit her. I wanted to say "HEY! I'm trying to hurry so the freak who's following me can't come yell at me or beat me up for honking at him!" But I didn't. I just hurried. And once in the store I realized I was shaking so hard I could barely buckle Connor into the shopping cart.
Now the story ends there...nothing happened, nobody found me or keyed my car...but honestly I thought every person in Walmart was the guy who gave me that nasty look and followed me. I was nervous and scared to go back out to my car nearly an hour later. I was ready to get someone to escort me out if needs be.
So...someone please explain what the horn on the car is for....because I thought it was a way of warning people when they were driving stupid..and about to hit you. So why did this guy think he needed to follow me and creep me out when I didn't do anything wrong? I had my speech all prepared if there was a confrontation...I have a baby in the car and I do NOT need to die today because of your impatience!!!! I have had it up to HERE (over my head) with people who drive this way. Cedar is by far worse than even the crazy California drivers. At least they are mildly predictable...but hicktown drivers are HORRID!!! Half the time they are either lost or too senile or YOUNG to know what they are doing!!!
On the upside...Walmart really can be great. And even though I DID spend more than I planned, I got Connor two church outfits (shirt, tie, vest) for $3 a piece, and hit up the big people clothes too...got myself like 5-6 shirts..one of which was only $1 and the rest were $3. Also got Connor some new shoes for $3 and other wonderful things we've been needing! SCORE! :-)
But really....what would any of you have done in my shoes?