Damn! The car almost hit me!
Yielding the Right of WayM. Stanley Bubien
To my surprise, it pulled over.
I stormed up. Bending toward the car's window, I growled, "Those orange cones---" but the driver's look cut me short.
He furled his brow and dragged his fingers across his face. Meeting my eyes, he spoke words I seldom heard.
"I'm sorry," he grimaced. "I should've slowed down at the construction sign."
Man! The things I could say! But instead, I stepped back... Hesitated... And nodded acceptance to his apology.
As I waved him on, the foreman appeared at my side.
"Why'd you do that?" he asked. "I woulda given that car what-for. It wouldn'tve got away so easy."
"I didn't do it for the car," I told him. "I did it for the person inside."
Copyright ©1996 M. Stanley Bubien. All Rights Reserved.
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