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post #1 of 27
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So on Valentine's Day Brendan and I had gone to Chik-Fil-A to get some lunch and had decided that we would go drive-thru and then just park and sit in my car to eat. We parked facing the road and there was a bus stop right in front of us. Eventually a bus pulls up and a woman with an infant gets out. She unfolds her stroller, puts the baby in, and then proceeds to cross the street. Now, why is this wrong you may ask? This was terrible because she crossed in the MIDDLE of University Blvd. Now, I know none of you are from Orlando, but if you were you would know that University, especially down on the UCF end, is an INCREDIBLY busy road where people drive WAY too fast and don't pay NEARLY enough attention. My university (UCF) is right at the end of this road, and Full Sail (a vocational school) is a few miles down on the other end. So, if we combine the totals from both schools that means that's there probably about 45-50000 18-25 year olds cruising this stretch of road. This woman takes her baby and just starts CROSSING. I about had a heart attack. What is WORSE is that there were CARS COMING. She actually just waved to these people and then started crossing, trusting that they would stop. AND, on top of THAT, when she got to the other side she started walking up the sidewalk and walked past the crosswalk...where she could have crossed from the other side if she had just walked up the street a bit. I could not believe my eyes!!!!!! This woman is so lucky I wasn't waiting for her on the other side of the street because she would have gotten the wrong side of me. That's fine if an adult woman feels the need to endanger herself by crossing a very dangerous SIX LANE ROAD, but how could you endanger your infant like that?! Oh my gosh I was FUMING. She is soooo lucky I wasn't outside to give her a piece of my mind.

Do some people really just think they're invincible??

(Hope this didn't put a damper on anyone's moods - just thought I'd share - hope everyone's having a nice week! )
post #2 of 27
What a dangerous situation, Katherine! I'm so thankful she and her baby made it safely across the street. Some people just don't think through their actions very well at all.
post #3 of 27
this makes me wonder why you have such big lanes in america
I would be angry too!
post #4 of 27
I know the busy street you are talking about (my big bro lives in Orlando). I could almost bet that she is doing other things in her life that are neglectful to that child. ARGH
post #5 of 27
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Originally Posted by ugaimes
I know the busy street you are talking about (my big bro lives in Orlando). I could almost bet that she is doing other things in her life that are neglectful to that child. ARGH
So you know the insanity of this area when it comes to driving!!
post #6 of 27
OMG! Hello!
post #7 of 27
Short answer:

She wasn't thinking. A lot of people don't.
post #8 of 27
I really hate to say this, but some people think having a baby carraige give them the RIGHT to jaywalk, cut you off in the mall, and block the aisles in the supermarket. I've seen my sisters doing it in the mall. They'll push the carraige ahead of them as if they owned the building and just cut people off in mid stride. I've gotten hit by carraiges in the shin cause people expected me to stop for them.
post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by Sweets
I really hate to say this, but some people think having a baby carraige give them the RIGHT to jaywalk, cut you off in the mall, and block the aisles in the supermarket. I've seen my sisters doing it in the mall. They'll push the carraige ahead of them as if they owned the building and just cut people off in mid stride. I've gotten hit by carraiges in the shin cause people expected me to stop for them.
You are so right-on!
post #10 of 27
I know University Blvd. Our headquarters are in Orlando and I stayed in a hotel for a few nites there & crossed that busy street.

Also I agree with above statements re: people with strollers. Having once had one shoved in front of me and falling over the thing at a festival, I think people who have a stroller in front of them truly are invincible and allowed to go anywhere, anyhow.
post #11 of 27
Similar situation....
I was in the grocery store and this woman was checking out and was letting her son roam while she did it. She was at the register, and at times around the corner (leaving the boy out of her sightline). The boy was looking around, just chilling, over by the exit. The thing is, I can guess ages pretty well (taught swimming for long enough to develop that skill) and if that boy was older than 2 I'll eat my hat. FOR GOD SAKE, WOMAN, THE DOORS ARE AUTOMATIC. That kid could have been run over in the parking lot before she even noticed. Obviously, people backing up would never see such a small boy. (I stood beside him with my groceries until his mom was done and gave her quite a look, but didn't get into a conversation as she was speaking chinese to him and I wasn't sure she'd even know what I was saying given the area).

Second thing, once when I was like 15, my friend and I were walking home from a McDonalds near my grandmother's house. This was in Scarborough, for those of you who know the area, around Midland on Lawrence (very busy). This man was backing out of his parking space unaware of a small girl (18 months? young toddler, anyway) standing behind the car. Of course, he couldn't see her, and her parents were ACROSS THE PARKING LOT, motioning and telling her to move, running over (but not sprinting). Well, I was closer, so I walked behind the car (guy gave me a look like what the hell are you doing), picked up the kid (guy gave a look like he just had a heart attack, poor guy, not his fault at all) and gave her back, along with a few choice words about MANAGING YOUR CHILDREN.

Seriously, it makes me so angry when people don't take responsibility for their children. You hear about this sort of thing every day. It's really very sad.
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by katspixiedust
So on Valentine's Day Brendan and I had gone to Chik-Fil-A to get some lunch and had decided that we would go drive-thru and then just park and sit in my car to eat. We parked facing the road and there was a bus stop right in front of us. Eventually a bus pulls up and a woman with an infant gets out. She unfolds her stroller, puts the baby in, and then proceeds to cross the street. Now, why is this wrong you may ask? This was terrible because she crossed in the MIDDLE of University Blvd. Now, I know none of you are from Orlando, but if you were you would know that University, especially down on the UCF end, is an INCREDIBLY busy road where people drive WAY too fast and don't pay NEARLY enough attention. My university (UCF) is right at the end of this road, and Full Sail (a vocational school) is a few miles down on the other end. So, if we combine the totals from both schools that means that's there probably about 45-50000 18-25 year olds cruising this stretch of road. This woman takes her baby and just starts CROSSING. I about had a heart attack. What is WORSE is that there were CARS COMING. She actually just waved to these people and then started crossing, trusting that they would stop. AND, on top of THAT, when she got to the other side she started walking up the sidewalk and walked past the crosswalk...where she could have crossed from the other side if she had just walked up the street a bit. I could not believe my eyes!!!!!! This woman is so lucky I wasn't waiting for her on the other side of the street because she would have gotten the wrong side of me. That's fine if an adult woman feels the need to endanger herself by crossing a very dangerous SIX LANE ROAD, but how could you endanger your infant like that?! Oh my gosh I was FUMING. She is soooo lucky I wasn't outside to give her a piece of my mind.

Do some people really just think they're invincible??

(Hope this didn't put a damper on anyone's moods - just thought I'd share - hope everyone's having a nice week! )
It's sad, but some people are just plain stupid, and don't mind endangering their kids like that. I know what road you are talking about... that is a very dangerous road. My oldest brother actually went to FullSail... just graduated. Small world, eh? I don't live far from you! Anyway, it's sad that people are that inconsiderate of not only their lives, or their children's lives, but the lives of some other people who might swerve to miss her, and get killed or kill someone else. That, and if some DID hit her and her child and either one of them died... that person would feel guilty for the rest of his/her life, even if it was not intentional! I can't stand the way some people act! It makes me just wanna yell at them at the top of my lungs!!!
post #13 of 27
It really is a shame you had not been able to let her know what she was doing. She could be a wonderful person and great parent otherwise for all we know.. but that situation is terrible. Thank goodness nothing bad came of it that time at least.
post #14 of 27
Hey, Cirque, you make free signatures, right?
I made the one I have now using Photoshop, but, as you can see, I'm not that creative! Could you make one for me?
post #15 of 27
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I'm amazed at how many people know this area, and how many of you actually live near me. Howdy neighbors.
post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by katspixiedust
I'm amazed at how many people know this area, and how many of you actually live near me. Howdy neighbors.
So, you go to UCF? What are you studying? My older brother just graduated from FullSail, like I said before... you two might have met, and not even known it!


Hi, to a fellow Floridian!!!

Man! There are a lot of cat people in Florida, eh?
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by CJandBilly
So, you go to UCF? What are you studying? My older brother just graduated from FullSail, like I said before... you two might have met, and not even known it!


Hi, to a fellow Floridian!!!

Man! There are a lot of cat people in Florida, eh?
Yeah I'm a UCF student. This is my 4th year and I'm a psychology major. So even though I'm a senior I have years and years ahead of me in grad school.
Yeah I certainly might have seen him hehe. You never know!
post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by katspixiedust
I'm amazed at how many people know this area, and how many of you actually live near me. Howdy neighbors.
Hello, fellow Floridians!
I don't know what street you mean, but I-drive is a tourist madhouse. You are lucky to come off of that road alive. It is getting bad here, too. Too many old people, too many dummies, lost tourists, & people on cell phones.
Is that anywhere near where those two cute little girls got killed by someone who ran a redlight, supposedly while talking on a cell-phone?
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by Me-n-my guys
Hello, fellow Floridians!
I don't know what street you mean, but I-drive is a tourist madhouse. You are lucky to come off of that road alive. It is getting bad here, too. Too many old people, too many dummies, lost tourists, & people on cell phones.
Is that anywhere near where those two cute little girls got killed by someone who ran a redlight, supposedly while talking on a cell-phone?
YES! That is near where those little girls got hit. Not the same road, but only a couple of miles, at the most, away. I think that happened on Semoran Blvd if I'm not mistaken? This whole area is terrifying for driving!! The girl was on her cell phone. I believe they said she was a Valencia CC student, I could be mistaken though.

Melbourne is in Brevard isn't it? I grew up in Ormond Beach up in Volusia County. To me that's still my home (especially since my parents are still there, in the same house I grew up in). Hope you made it through all of the hurricanes with minimal damage
post #20 of 27
In Long Island there is a street just like that called Hempstead Turnpike... It runs right thru the Hofstra University campus... Once side of campus is the residential side and the other is academic so in order for the students to go to class they have to cross Hempstead Turnpike... There is a bridge, called the Unispan, that connects the two sides but a lot of students that live in one of the dorms not so close to the bridge insist on crossing the street... I can't tell you how many students have been hit by cars because the traffic on that street is horrendous... And the most aggravating part of it is that they built a second Unispan connecting the two sides of campus but they built it in the stupidest place... It connects the far corners of the campus where NO STUDENTS ever go... so the only people who use it are random people who live in the area... it's wonderful that they have a place to safely cross the street but it shouldnt have been at the expense of the university... and everyone wonders why College is so expensive!!! LoL Idiots!

As far as stupid parents... Adrian and I went to my sisters gas station today to get my car fixed and while we were there this guy walks in with a child no more than 2 years old.... The kid was following him at first but then decided that he wanted to wander out the door into the gas station... so the guy follows him outside and lets him walk the whole length of the gas station where there are cars coming in and out getting gas... It wasnt until the kid got to the curb of the main road that he decided to stop him and pick him up... Bottom line: some people are just stupid and shouldnt have children...
post #21 of 27
We got very little damage from the hurricanes... we were extremely lucky! God certainly blessed us! We are a little ways from Lake Wales... the worst hit area by Charley in land! We were very very blessed with minimal damage... not much to speak of... just tree. How about you?
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by CJandBilly
We got very little damage from the hurricanes... we were extremely lucky! God certainly blessed us! We are a little ways from Lake Wales... the worst hit area by Charley in land! We were very very blessed with minimal damage... not much to speak of... just tree. How about you?
My apartment complex got hit pretty hard. We ended up with rust stains on the carpet and stains all over the walls from all of the water that leaked through. They're great here though and have been very good, IMO, with staying on top of things. My parents faired pretty well I'd say. A tree fell from the backyard just a few inches from the side of our house, and that took the fence out with it, but that's all of it. They're over on the East Coast in Ormond Beach.

Glad to hear you fared well.
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by Sweets
I really hate to say this, but some people think having a baby carraige give them the RIGHT to jaywalk, cut you off in the mall, and block the aisles in the supermarket. I've seen my sisters doing it in the mall. They'll push the carraige ahead of them as if they owned the building and just cut people off in mid stride. I've gotten hit by carraiges in the shin cause people expected me to stop for them.
Exactly.
post #24 of 27
This is turning into the "Who's from Florida" thread, eh? LOL!
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by katspixiedust
I'm amazed at how many people know this area, and how many of you actually live near me. Howdy neighbors.
I'll wave to your general area next time I'm driving through there to visit my big bro
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by ugaimes
I'll wave to your general area next time I'm driving through there to visit my big bro
Hehe, works for me!
post #27 of 27
The boundless intelligence some people have continues to amaze me. I just pray for her baby.

Nice to see so many Floridians around.
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