Wassup Wit Dat!

Twinkle Toes

June 28th, 2016

For da past couple of months, da makule boys have been getting together every oddah Sunday to play some basketball. While our minds envision moving at lighting speeds we had decades ago, realistically our bodies say oddahwise. I'd like to think I still can move but when I have to will myself to sprint, that's not a pretty sight.

Before work today, I had to drop off some mail at the airport USPS. As I was heading towards da concourse through da parking lot, I couldn't help but notice in da corner of my eye a white flash. I took a glance to my left and instinctively tried to move.... aftah noticing a car was reversing right into me! Blessed with a really pathetic vertical jump, I placed my hand on da trunk of da car and used it as a springboard trying to avoid getting run ovah as it CONTINUED to reverse!

Wassup Wit Dat!

As I walked around da corner of da car back towards da concourse, dis wahine was beginning to look up (probably cause she was looking down on her phone) - and perhaps da fact dat I slapped da car - only realizing at dat moment she almost ran me ovah. She gave a flimsy wave to say sorry and drove off - not even rolling down da window to 'say' sorry or checking if I was ok.

Maybe cause I was in my padded motorcycle jacket and still had my helmet on she thought I was Iron Man or something but I was just lucky enough to have caught da sun's reflection off da rear windshield to jump/push out of da way. More lucky dat there wasn't anoddah car coming through and running me ovah dat way too. 😯 Wat are da odds dat I would be exactly in da middle of car (couldn't see da reverse lights) at exactly da same time of a reversing car??

Kinda pupule to think dat my motorcycle gear was used to protect me walking through a parking lot - or maybe not.

8 Responses to “Twinkle Toes”

  1. Makiki:

    I'm surprised you didn't "say something" to her.

  2. zzzzzz:

    Maybe you should wear your motorcycle gear more often. Even when you're not riding your motorcycle.

  3. 2B:

    Almost get banged on the motorcycle, almost get banged off the motorcycle. See one trend?

    Take da truck......

  4. on_my-turf:

    Why I never am behind a car that is on. Reverse lights, tail lights, whatever, if the car is on I give it wide berth. My assumption is that the person cannot see me and will not stop for me. I was taught a little differently than others. At an early age, I was told that a car was bigger than me, will kill me and that I was to give it right of way. Opposite of what the law says and what most people think. People stepping in front of a moving car never ends well.

  5. Bee:

    Wow bra! Saw the headline of this story and for a second I thought you was talking about me. 😁. Back in the day me and the neighborhood kids used to play football at the church yard....anytime I ran with the ball, they had hard time catch me and started calling me Twinkle Toes. Thanks for bringing back some fun memories!

    Mahalo ~. Take da truck

  6. Braddah Lance:

    You guys all too funny! Crack me up! LOL

  7. cojef:

    My biggest fear when reversing out of parking slot and depending on navigation rear camera scene. Not wide enough, so use both rear view mirrors and still uncomfortable!.

  8. 9th Island Girl:

    Ho da scary.

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