Tuesday, October 28, 2014
This morning, on my way to work, I was driving down Burnside, approaching the bridge -- green lights all the way. It's still fairly dark at seven-ish in the morning, now that Autumn is here, and that morning was even darker, since it was overcast. I was therefore unable to see any details of the woman who stepped into the street in front of me, as I approached the last light. She was heavy, with thin legs, and a fairly large topknot-style bun, and she was hurrying, but not nearly fast enough to justify crossing, unnecessarily, in front of traffic, against the lights. A few seconds wait would have given her a traffic-crossing signal. As it was, I had to break hard and heavily, and my car skidded a tiny bit. I didn't hit her, though, and was able to continue on my way, shortly, with a pounding heart.