Monday, January 25, 2010

Weird lady in a car....

Sunday I loaded Sera up and headed out in the truck/trailer for my weekly lesson. There was a small sedan type of car sitting in the middle of our dirt road. Hmmm? As I passed by - slowly - watching my mirrors cuz it was in the middle of the road, I see a person sorta hunched over with a big floppy hat.

Yeeks. Is the person o.k.?? I was wondering about stopping to check when I see the reverse lights come on and the car begins hightailing it toward me. There is dirt and dust and the car is weaving back and forth in it's haste and since it's going BACKWARDS.

And I'm thinking - whoa - so is this going to end up in some sort of shoot out? When I stop at the stop sign on road 15, is this car going to smash into my trailer? It was really odd to be chased in my "rig" by a car swerving backwards down the road.

I'm watching the car nervously in my mirrors... felt like The Transporter... but with a much less maneuverable vehicle... no sporty BMW to outwit the dangerous follower.

The car backs into a house's driveway, almost falling tail end into the irrigation ditch. I see the cars tires spinning in the dirt, weeds flying and clouds of dust like it's General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard.... and it comes racing up to my truck and trailer... honking the horn...

I slow down and this lady who doesn't seem quite all the way there asks me if I know where 302 is. No. I don't. She goes on and on about something that was supposed to be left on a bench for her and it was posted on Freecycle.com and she doesn't know where 302 is... she's very agitated.

I tried helping her out but she couldn't seem to process anything I said. ? I'm not sure what was going on there. I hope she found her free stuff.

I slowly pulled away and went on to my lesson. There were 40mph winds and it was cold - I was the only rider to show up for the day! Rex said everyone else called to cancel. I'm glad I didn't cuz I had a truly awesome ride.

One of those rides that can carry you for a couple days - Sera was round and supple and submissive with floppy ears - perfectly content in her work. Loved it. I had an e-mail this morning about an opening in a Debbie Riehl-Rodriguez clinic Wednesday... I feel sorta guilty taking off work - but I'm going. Maybe I can get someone to take some video to post?

Hope y'all have a happy, happy Monday....



4 comments:

DebH said...

Good thing for weirdos and oddballs cuzz it helps to make me look a little more normal!?? Course they gotta be pretty odd to make me look normal, but whats "Normal" anyway!!? (:

Cheryl said...

I've an award for you on my blog. If you're interested come over and pick it up :)

Dedene said...

Wow, there are alot of spaced-out people around. It does make you feel more normal doesn't it? Or, you think, "oh god, that could've been me!"

Shanster said...

DebH - good thing! I certainly have my own level of crazy goin' on... tho I try to keep it somewhat contained vs. chasing people. grin

Cheryl - Thanks! I will!

Dedene - Yes, more "socially acceptable" ... until the next time I do something really wierd!