Sorry all, I got something swimming in my head and I can't seem to let it go.
Last night we went to a birthday party for a friend, and many of us (well, most) ride motorcycles, and are from the same Riding Club. Long story short, a dear friend had one crappy day!!! It ended with one of the kids dumping an entire mixed drink all over this woman's leather's (HUGE NO NO). That little girl freaked and ran off. I found her, helped her clean it up, and helped her apologize correctly to this woman. The girl was about 8, and very shy, so she was crying, but did great. The little girl gave her a huge hug, and it was ok. But I tell you what, that would have pissed me off something fierce. And, unfortunately, it didn't sit well with this woman either. Something else happened, that I REALLY have no idea about, but this woman (after having such a crappy day) took off in a huff. She jumped on her bike and TRIED to speed away. In the process of TRYING to speed away. She hit the MY BIKE! She hit the handle bars which swung the front forks around. I hang my helmet on the 'other side' of the bars, and I have rhinestones all over my helmet. My helmet came crashing into my tank and the rhinestones took a bunch of paint, and now I have a little dent (ANY DENT IS MAJOR). And, she almost got creamed by traffic cause she pulled out in front of a bunch of cars. AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
Ok, I'm pissed about my bike (and that's what eating me up), but I'm trying to be a bigger person. I called her last night after we were home, I said nothing about my bike, I just asked to make sure she was home, and I told her that I luved her. I really hope I opened the door to her apologizing to me, and she knows that it will be ok. (Trust me, I'll get over my bike. I love it, but it's a hunk of metal that can be replaced.) The most important thing is that she's ok. I don't know what I'd do if she didn't make it home last night.
That's another thing that's eating me up. We already put ourselves in so much danger on bikes. I watched YESTERDAY some idiot on a cell phone push my husband to the shoulder of the road when he changed lanes without looking. WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU PURPOSEFULLY PUT YOURSELF AND OTHERS IN SUCH DANGER!!! Especially when pissed, or wrecked, or any other mental state. That shit don't fly around me!
Moral of the Rant: Shit happens. Everyone has shit. (this woman has had her fair share of a few people's shit) But you can't get pissed and peel off. You deal with it, and you move foward. More shit will happen when you act recklessly in your anger. I figure you got two decisions in your life. 1) You live it, and you get through it. 2) NOT A GODDAMN OPTION. There you have it! Shit happens, you get through it.