16 March 2008

The downside to rain

I was going to write a post about how lovely it was to go for a walk this afternoon with just MrV's ipod for company. It didn't matter that it was to the supermarket , nor did it matter that it was raining until...

some bloody idiots in their cars drove straight through the puddles on the side of the road and soaked me from head to toe.

Now, I realise I am probably in a minority of one here, not owning a car at all, but tell me, is it really that hard to avoid the puddles? I'm sure it isn't because some lovely drivers on my walk home managed it. So please, people, if you see a person stomping through the rain, have a thought for them while you sit in your cosy warm car and don't drive at full speed through the puddles.

4 comments:

h&b said...

They did see you, you know.
They sped up on purpose,and laughed at the sight of you in their rear-vision mirror.

Just so you know..

Louiz said...

I don't own a car either... and I swear they do (mostly white van man) aim at the biggest puddles...

Mrs T said...

As a driver who has been caught unexpectedly by a deep puddle in a pothole in the road and a pedestrian who has been soaked, not only is it thoughtless it is downright dangerous as the car aquaplanes.

But then again, I let people into traffic queues and don't maliciously cut people off on roundabouts (unless it's a 4x4 in which case they are fair game, the selfish polluting b@stards). Just because people have a driving licence doesn't mean they should be allowed to drive.

meggie said...

You can always hope they get theirs one of these days!