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Wat Is It About People?

September 14th, 2011

Unemployed and Mr.Mom.

One of those two things I don't mind being. One of those two things almost ended.

If you guessed unemployed, no go Vegas cause you no mo' luck.

As a person, we make choices everyday usually to benefit yourself or someone else. As a new parent, there are a million more choices hovering around and it'll never be about you.

About a month ago I took Da Baby down the road to Daiei/Foodland to pick up groceries for dinner. Being unemployed and trying to make ends meet (we sold Da Wife's car awhile back), it was either da bike or footmobile. While I still have the bike, they don't make a seat for Da Baby to ride in so I buss out my newest ride... a six-wheeled convertible called a stroller.

There are two ways to get to the market from my home: a paved way with a sidewalk which takes longer and an unpaved way over unleveled grass and dirt which is way shorter. Guess which one I took?

Trust me, no go Vegas!

Mr.Mom chose the longer route on paved sidewalk cause it was the safer thing to do for Da Baby. On the way back home, I'm waiting patiently at one of the busiest intersections in lower Pearl City for the light to turn green and once it gives me the walk signal, this is what I see:

The intersection was clear as crystal in all directions and as I'm about to enter the crosswalk, I take a peek back to avoid anyone turning right blindly and this is what I see:

All clear so I enter the crosswalk and not more than about four feet in, this is what I see:

Minus the car directly in front of me in the pic, the car on the left making a left turn came out of nowhere and ripped the turn towards me. All I could do was yank the stroller a bit in that split second and yell some choice words at the car coming towards us which I'm not able to repeat on the blog.

The car obviously saw me because as he passed by, he was pointing at me frantically yelling, "YOUR FAULT! YOUR FAULT!".

Wassup Wit Dat!

Even his passenger, either his wife or mother - they were all makule, had a stoned look on her face as if she was going to die. He ripped the turn going so fast that he was actually halfway into the other lane and luckily no car was approaching or waiting in the lane. I paused in the crosswalk literally fuming and ready to flip the nos switch on my suped up convertible to chase him down when I realized I was still in the crosswalk with Da Baby.

Then I looked back to the intersection to make sure no other cars were coming and this is what I see:

How classic is dis WWD! moment yeah? 😆

Wat is it about people and not being able to obey - respect - laws nowadays? Have you had any close calls? When making a turn, do you look for anyone in the intersection first before stepping on the gas to make the turn? As a pedestrian, do you look look in all directions before you cross or do you just stare at the ground and pray? Or are you one to stink-eye da car to make surah they see you? Did you know dat most accidents involve a left turning vehicle?

Walk safe, drive safe, be safe. If you in a hurry, you should have left early. 😛

I'm more than relieved to see dat Da Baby has made it to Day 366! Yes, she is officially a year old today - Hau'oli La Hanau Da Baby! 😀 Dis pic is one of my favorites although she was only about five months old.

61 Responses to “Wat Is It About People?”

  1. Ynaku:

    Oh and YEAH your wife cute (from what I can tell by the pitchas since you no bring her around to da pahty 😀 )


  2. anklebiters:

    Keoni:

    Low tide all the time ❓ 😆


  3. DIO:

    Good morning everybody!!

    Eh Ynaku, make sure you wear your glasses so you can see, eh? You no like get a new name, NKSEE 😛


  4. Braddah Lance:

    rayboyjr:
    ... we turn around to see one of my friends on the hood of a car ... and it's still in motion trying to turn the corner ... my friend is pounding on the hood and yelling ... the person in the car finally stops and my friend jumps off ... we're all like WTF is going on!!! ... that was a crazy close call!!! ...

    You call being a hood ornament a close call? Yowza! At least his hood jumping stunt doubling skills were in check.

    ... it turns out the driver was just paying attention to the front of our group ... and didn't to notice my lone friend behind the main bunch ... head turned left to see that we were clear ... but failed to check back to the right ...

    I tink das a common move by drivers.
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    De:
    Happy Birthday to your daughter!

    Mahalos!

    I think I've made a comment on all your new blogs. I may officially be a commentor now versus a lurker

    I tink you qualify as a Kwonic by now. 😛

    ....watch....I bachi myself and won't make a comment next time.

    You know wat happens aftah you hit Kwonic status and no post eh?

    Well, nothing really. I just wanted to say dat but you'll be missed if you don't post. 😛 😆
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    anklebiters:
    Buy a Toyota in the future - Toyota system automatically stops car before it hits a pedestrian

    Doesn't da European vehicles do dat as well?
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    B:
    happy birfday baby! so cute!

    Mahalos!

    no can understand why people stay rush so much. rush fo go work,come home,go shopping....everything. kine of crazy.

    Rogah dat! I've come to a point dat wen I stay rushing and late, I actually hit myself cause it was my fault. Wen you stay weaving in and out of traffic or disregarding basic traffic laws you put oddah people at risk making YOUR life and time more valuable 'den anyone elses and dat ain't right.
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    hemajang:
    eh BL, quoting Mae West make you one honorary MLC member.

    I thought I was there already cause my hair?
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    Ocean Lover:
    Picture #3 - You did take the pikcha "from the sidewalk" and pointed out the white car that nearly nailed you two......but WHAT COLOR is the traffic light? And remember.....you still didn't even STEP OFF THE CURB YET. And I can clearly see "Uncle" past the crosswalk getting ready to BEAT THE RED LIGHT that is just about to light up.

    Wow! You must tink I stay one supah-human bloggah with lighting speed along wit psychic powahs to have foreseen a vehicle about to run me ovah, yank Da Baby to safety all da while taking pics of a crosswalk going forward, backwards AND of da Police station and still being able to "converse" wit da drivah all in da mattah of about two seconds.

    I underestimated my abilities as well cause those pics were AFTAH DA FACT and a day later.

    Your little girl is DEPENDING ON YOU to give 100% attention to what's going on around her....she's totally reliant on you.

    I understood dat da moment I found out Da Wife was pregnant. I would nevah put her - or anyone else - in jeopardy da way you make it sound like above but I know you MLC so you get pass.

    OL..............friends correct friends cuz dey care

    *BL tinks OL needs brain scan now* 😛 😆
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    Manoa Mist:
    Dude just starting to follow the blog and...I like it

    Mahalos!

    E Komo Mai to WWD! Manoa Mist! You'll see dat WWD! will have a lot to offer if you enjoy being entertained at my expense. 😆

    The last one you wrote where you almost got run off the road - man don't stop and yell at the folks on the road unless you ready to throw down in a life and death match. Ain't worth it brother.

    I hear ya but let me ask you dis 'den. Should we just allow society to do watevah it wants 'den without anyone "helping"? I understand da whole gotta beef attitude especially in road rage incidents and it's a hit and miss wit dat as well cause some will not care regardless but those oddah times da light bulb goes off too and sometimes someone needs to flip da switch.

    Drive - even your stroller - defensively.

    Ha ha ha. I actually do. 😯 I "drive" like how I ride my bike.

    If you and baby make it back safe, it's all good.

    Rogah dat!
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    dihudfan:
    I do alot of walking in downtown area and I notice all the bad things happening at intersections all over downtown. I'd say 80 percent of the time, the driver not paying attention or just no care.

    I tink no mattah wat part of da country you stay in, "Downtown" will ALWAYS have a different attitude and it's more like playing Frogger rather than survivor.

    A LOT of pedestrians don't even bother to look before crossing the streets...

    Sadly I totally agree but for some reason in Downtown, pedestrians, I feel, are equally to blame since they have da same "attitude" as drivers without da cage.

    But my pet peeve... drivers that don't read the signs at intersections that have NO left/right turns on RED... been in many incidents with these lolo drivers...

    I know! How many times I stay stop at da light and da fricka behind me honk their horn waving their hands telling me to go wen I stay stop cause da SIGN says no can go. :roll:
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    hawaiiobsessed:
    I figured BL took those pics later cuz why would he take pics when he didn't know he was going to get ran over.

    You one shmaht buggah eh you!
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    anklebiters:
    Hey BL....you think I can borrow some hair from Da Baby My shoreline is receding....

    LMAO
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    tita leerz:
    Wow BL! When did you "get back?"

    I nevah left.... nah, about a couple weeks now. Glad to see you back to WWD!.
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    Keoni Simpkins:
    @Ankles Da tide went out on my head years ago and someting tells me it nevah coming back in!

    Ha ha ha
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    tita leerz:
    Just as stoopet if not more, I see plenny highlands kids rush da intersection at da oddah arc bridge...no mo even crosswalk on dat side.

    I know! I really no understand dat kine and fo' wat? To rush da manapua truck das why. Sad.
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    Makiki:
    Wow! I can't believe it has been a year.

    Time surah does fly.

    If you think it is tough looking out for her now... try wait til the boys start coming around.

    Wat you tink da gun is for? 😡
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    Ocean Lover:
    Sorry BL. When you said "......this is what I see" I literally believed you took those pictures as your experience happened.

    Ha ha ha. It's ok, you makule.
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    Ynaku:
    OK OK sorry, I stand corrected. but still no try bang em.

    Of course not! :roll: :roll:

    No I not coming next week. MAYBE the week after. And we MIGHT be working across the park below the traffic light where get that small building.

    Too bad.... get pah-tay. 😉 😉 And I stay pretty close to your "work".

    Oh and YEAH your wife cute (from what I can tell by the pitchas since you no bring her around to da pahty )

    Cause she no like see da same kine lolos like me das why - one is enough for her. 😆
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    anklebiters:
    Keoni:
    Low tide all the time

    And hea I keep waiting for one tsunami fo' come. 😆
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    DIO:
    Eh Ynaku, make sure you wear your glasses so you can see, eh?

    You mean binoculars right?


  5. DIO:

    BL: No, not binoculars, I mean da kine telescope that you use to see the stars in the sky!! 😆


  6. Kage:

    Good Morning.

    aaawaaah your little girl is a cutie.

    Glad you both survived the idiot driver.

    okay, better get back to work.

    Laters.


  7. DIO:

    Keoni: The tide that went out on your po`o...was it a regular, slow tide, or was it a riptide? 😆


  8. anklebiters:

    It's like the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia....world's highest tides.


  9. Keoni Simpkins:

    >> I wish there was some way to get these idiots to SLOW DOWN and actually pay attention.

    Nails on da road? 👿

    Oh yeah, BL, kiuke kou keiki wahine! Hau'oli La Hanau 'Ekahi, sweetie!

    Mahalos! I tink we can say you've gone beyond Lanceformer nation and now am officially a Kwonic. 😀

    Welakahao!! I finally made it! 😆


  10. Keoni Simpkins:

    @Ankles Lets put it dis way: da tide stay going out like I goin get one hair tsunami, but da buggah nevah arrive! "shock:


  11. Keoni Simpkins:

    @DIO See da previous comment. :'(


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