.I Saw You: Duck You

Hey lady, I saw you speed past me on Penitencia Creek Road, passing on my right in a school zone. You were doing about 40 mph in your granite Toyota 4-runner, with a “Baby on Board” sticker in your back window. My first thought was, “What an asshole,” then I thought maybe you were a mother rushing to get your baby home, so I cut you some slack. Then, three blocks away, as you turned onto McKee Road, you ran over three baby ducklings who were trying to cross the street with their mother. My wife, daughter and granddaughter were all witnesses to this, unfortunately. I don’t know if you heartlessly crushed those ducklings on purpose, but my wife was incensed. She summoned all her gypsy lineage and cast a curse on you and yours. Better slow down and keep your head on a swivel, madam.

I Saw You is an anonymous “man on the street” column. Email your rants and raves about co-workers or any badly behaving citizens to [email protected], or send to 380 S. First St, San Jose, 95113. Submissions should stick to about 100 words.


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