Saving People, Hunting Things: The Family Business


If you walk in the middle of the sidewalk….

Just please stop and pick a side - right or left.

People and bikers have to get around you.

I’m not mad or anything. I’m just saying.

Because today…

I crashed my bike because of a middle-side-walker. Lol.
It was funny, though, and she helped me up, which I was grateful for. She also apologized. I’m not upset with her or anyone, but I just think it should be like in high school, where you had to walk on the right side of the hall, always.

I was going down a hill, so I was going pretty fast, and then I didn’t want to hit her, so I thought, “I’ll just go onto the grass, go around her, and get back on the sidewalk.” Too bad the grass had a muthafuckin’ hill. -.-

So as I started to try to go on the grass, I didn’t hit the hill straight on so that I could go up it and then back down. I hit it sideways, so my bike tipped, and both my bike and I went skidding along the grass.

I landed on my knee, and then grass went in my ear, and my coffee mug - full of coffee, which luckily didn’t spill out - went flying from the drink holder on my backpack.

She gasped and looked at me. ”Oh, my gosh! Are you ok?!” 

I just smiled and picked myself up. “Yeah, heh, I saw that coming at the last second. Shouldn’t’a done that, huh?”

"Oh, my gosh! I’m so sorry! Was I in your way?" She helped me up by pulling the bike off of me.

"I just didn’t want to hit you." I got up and started gathering my things and brushing myself off.

"Oh, you totally could’a hit me! I’m so sorry!"

"No, it’s ok. Really, it wasn’t your fault or anything. I just kinda went on the wrong side of the grass."

"Hey, is that your cup?" some passerby asked; meanwhile, other bystanders just laughed at me. Those bitches.
I looked over to see my coffee mug, sitting upside down in the grass a little ways away.

"Oh…Yeah, that’s mine." I went and got it. "Hey, at least it didn’t spill." I smiled and laughed to try to get rid of the tension.

The middle-side-walker held my bike for me while I went to get my mug. She kept apologizing, and I kept saying it was ok, and then we parted ways.

I got back on my bike, and that’s when I noticed that the handlebars were messed up, and the chain had fallen off.
"Shit…" I muttered and got back off. The wheel was straight, but the handlebars were going diagonal to the wheel. "Damnit. Of course." That’s just my life.

*

Luckily, Alexa was able to fix my handlebars for me.

I had to pull the chain off and put it back on again.

It seems like my baby’s going to make it, though, and for that, I’m really grateful.
I need it to make it to classes on time.

2 years ago with 4 notes
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