I was riding up to a local Starbucks for my morning coffee and a read of the latest and most important propaganda offering from my local paper. Goatta' keep up.
Multiple right side parking spaces on a busy 2 lane street.
A coed from the local university has her face buried in her phone and walks right out into the street, not the cross walk, oblivious to her surroundings and strolls right into my drive path. I saw her from a distance and was already stopping but i did let her hear my horns from about 8ft. away.
Scared the ever loving $hit out of her. She jumped 3 ft. straight up, her coffee went flying and she really teed off on me.
She mf'd me up one side and down the other while stomping straight toward me, still stopped in the middle of the lane.
I hit her with the horns again and she jumped again. Now she's really pissed. I started laughing and pulled around her and slipped into a parking spot taking my helmet inside with me.
The entitled one follows me in letting me have it like a veteran sailor.
There are two police officers that had just entered the store in front of me. Her inane squawking got their attention. She stomps up to the lady cop and starts railing on me for scaring her telling the cops I threatened to run her over and to arrest me. The lady cop responds she and her partner watched the entire incident and let her know she was lucky someone (me) was paying attention or she could be splattered all over the street.
Now she starts challenging the lady cop and gets in her face.
The lady cop gives her ten seconds to back off and leave or she is going to arrest her for peace disturbance or something like that.
Psycho Betty takes off but now I'm spooked she is going abuse my bike in some way so I start to go back out. The other policeman says stay there, I'll walk her out. Which he did.
He was gigantic. She STFU.
20 minutes later I am drinking my coffee, reading my not so popular local paper about a Starbucks manager in Arizona asking 5 policeman to leave because their guns made a customer uncomfortable.
Rather than allowing said customer to remain uncomfortable, the cops left.
No moral here, just sharing a story about my morning coffee.