Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Teenager conversation # 3,612

It's dark, we're leaving the store. Samantha steps off the curb to cross the parking lot.


Me: Watch out! ...You should have waited for that car.

Sam: He was WAY down there.

Me: Well, clearly he wasn't "way down there" enough, since he had to come to a stop for you.

Sam [scornfully]: Well, of COURSE he stopped. What was he going to do, run over me?

8 Comments:

At Tue Feb 07, 07:41:00 PM PST, Blogger heatherfeather said...

i almost had this EXACT conversation with my mom when i was 16. she ended it with "i would have hoped that once you started driving you'd take pity on other drivers and think about how badly they'd feel if they ran over you."

 
At Wed Feb 08, 11:19:00 AM PST, Blogger Happy Mask Saleswoman said...

Hey, it's not my fault. He wouuld stopped anyway right?

 
At Wed Feb 08, 12:21:00 PM PST, Blogger jay are said...

haha!! She comments :)

Well, in THIS case, the car stopped. Clearly, that doesn't always happen. In fact, just today in our paper is a story about a well-respected, beloved member of the community who was struck by a car that didn't quite stop. It happens!!

Of course, though, when you're a teenager you're immortal.

 
At Wed Feb 08, 04:43:00 PM PST, Blogger Meow said...

Teenagers ... the think they're invincible (and unbreakable).

 
At Thu Feb 09, 08:35:00 PM PST, Blogger Happy Mask Saleswoman said...

I never said I was invincible. That's a stereotype!

Honestly I just don't think I was in any real danger there. He was what, 50 feet away?

 
At Fri Feb 10, 01:14:00 AM PST, Blogger jay are said...

well, not invincible, sure. But close. Not the worst stereotype, as stereotypes go, tho.

 
At Fri Mar 03, 04:58:00 PM PST, Anonymous Derek said...

Cant wait for kids..... ;)
Found your site from Brooke's then Erik's
Hope life is treating you well!

Derek

 
At Sat Mar 04, 02:58:00 PM PST, Blogger Diana said...

i'm not a parent, so i don't have experience, but i have to say, let go. she's old enough to make her own mistakes and to learn from them. in fact, the more you let go, the more quickly she'll likely learn.

 

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