Thursday, February 9, 2012


It just goes to show you - no good deed goes unpunished...  For my first foray into R.A.O.K.s, last night on my way home, I stopped to let someone pull out in front of me during a looooong line of endless traffic.  I was rewarded by the person behind me flashing their brights on and off and laying on the horn.  The line in front of me was JUST beginning to move, the car I was letting out was not going in my direction (as in, in front of me and Mr.Undiesinatwist behind me), but in the opposite direction.  I flashed the guy behind me .... the peace sign (that's what you thought I was going to say, right?) and went on my merry way.  

Today, I went out of my office building armed with quarters destined for a soon-to-be-lapsed parking meter or two.  Great idea, right?  Except I was unaware that the city had just started changing over the old meters into ones where you pay at a central point, get a slip of paper and put it inside your car, displayed on your dash.  Hmm.  Do I do a little BandE (breaking and entering)?  I  So I ended up walking four blocks trying to find regular parking meters.  I found one that was close to expiring, so I put in my quarters and high-tailed it back to the office before they docked me!  Time for Plan B in my continuing battle to inflict kindness on others.  Whatever that may be. 

I am consoling myself with my latest chopped salad - chopped raw kale, spicy sprouts (my winter crop), dried cranberries and chopped peanuts.  Yum!


Michelle said...

I am so sorry! But you still did a kind thing and that always counts.

Mama Pea said...

Can't help it. I had to laugh at this post. Let's hope your next R.A.O.K. don't lead you into such ungrateful brick walls! :o}

Sue said...

Ooof, not a good start. But, you're trying and BAH HUMBUG on the light flasher.
It's times like that it would be fun to say to heck with it and slam it in reverse and punch the gas.
Your insurance company wouldn't think it so funny though. Sigh.

Susan said...

Michelle - Well, I can always hope that, should HE be the one trying to cross and endless stream of traffic and someone lets him do it, he remembers he was a jerk.

Mama Pea - There is just NO pleasing some people! I thought the parking meter thing was very funny, myself. I felt like a nut.

Sue - Yes, it made me immediately think of Fried Green Tomatoes.

Candy C. said...

No good deed goes hubby says that all the time! LOL!!
The parking meter thing is funny but Mr. Flashylights is just pathetic!
I'll bet your salad is very good!

Erin said...

Ha! Well you certainly get an A++ for effort, and that definitely counts! Sorry your goodwill gestures hit roadblocks :)

Jane @ Hard Work Homestead said...

Oh no! I think you were very successful since your R.A.O.K. was that you didnt call one person or object a nasty word. Good for you.

Jenyfer Matthews said...

LOL - funny that being NICE should be so difficult!

Hmmm... I haven't left my house much this week. But wasn't it nice of me to actually answer the phone, listen to the telemarketer, and go along with him for a bit? Surely he must get tired of hang-ups!

Rea said...

Wow, you not only were nice but you worked hard to be nice. A+ for the effort. Most people would be grumbling and giving up by now, but a truly good person like yourself just persevered. Good for you!

Dirt Lover said...

You know what my mom would say? The guy probably was wearing underwear that was too tight. There's just no other reason for someone to be like that.
Glad your dinner was good.

Kristina said...

Sorry that happened, but the salad sounds delicious.