an older man who lives on our street stepped in front of my car from behind a bush while I was driving causing me to brake hard and then yelled at me from the end of the driveway after I pulled into the carport to remind me of the speed limit, tell me he’d intentionally stepped out in front of me and to say that he thinks that we both drive too fast on a dead end street. All I said was that I wasn’t going above the speed limit and I went inside.
then I got pretty heated. He berated me from the street and intentionally stepped out in front of my car. He is not my parent or the police he has no right to do those thing. So I went back outside. He walked back up the street and asked if I had something to say and I told him that if he had an issue with the way we drove then he should have had a conversation with us instead of threateningly stepping out in front of my car and yelling at me from the street. He continued saying the same things that we drive too fast, there are kids on this street blah blah. I told him I wasn’t an irresponsible person, that I’m aware of my surroundings and that I wasn’t speeding. He said you act irresponsibly. I told him that this wasn’t a very warm welcome to the neighborhood and he told me we didn’t drive through the neighborhood like we wanted to be a part of it.
And that’s when I lost it. I was screaming at him screaming at me. I told him to never come near me again and to never speak to me again. He told me the street was public domain and he’d walk where he pleased. And this went on - us screaming at each other in the middle of the cul-de-sac for about 10 minutes until I just walked away and into the house. Where I immediately burst into tears and called Jordan.
I probably shouldn’t have gone back out there but what right did he have to do that. To be so confrontational. He did nothing with the intent of interacting amicably. He did all in a manner of “those pesky kids.” And we have a right to be here and live here just as much as anyone else. I feel sad and a little scared. And I don’t want to feel that way about my home.