Let’s say you’re driving down one way street. You’re alert to your surrounding and obeying all the traffic laws, like the conscientious motorist that you are.
You begin to slow down because in front of you is a pair of pedestrians walking toward you down the middle of the street.
Surely they’ll move out of your way; you’re the motorist and they’re pedestrians in the middle of the street.
But they don’t move out of the way. You have to come to a complete stop.
As they get closer you can see that it’s a teenage couple. The girl has a look of complete oblivion on her face and the boy (or Smug Little Bastard as you refer to him) is just staring at you with a cocky look on his smug little bastard face.
You have to sit stationary for an interminable amount of time as you wait for them to slowly make their way past you and out of your way.
Now I’m not suggesting it should be legal to run over people like that with your vehicle…but it should be legal to run over people like that with your vehicle.
I’m not saying it wouldn’t be frowned upon. I’m not saying you wouldn’t receive stern looks of disapproval, but it should be legal.
You should at least be able to nudge them out your way with your bumper.
You’re also driving a company vehicle and you’re not sure how your employers would feel about their vehicle being used in such a manner.
Although, you are certain if they saw the look on Smug Little Bastard’s face, they’d give you the green light.
And if you are this young lady, what the hell are you thinking? Smug Little Bastard just lead you hand in hand into oncoming traffic. Get as far away from this dude as fast as you can. Your future with Smug Little Bastard is bleak.
Bleak is not a word I bandy about lightly.
You’re going to wind up in some ramshackle hut with Smug Little Bastard, a bunch of screaming brats, and a family of rabid opossums. And the opossums will be tolerable ones.
Also, at some point it may become legal to run somebody over who walks smugly down the middle of the street. If my ballot initiative passes in the next election, it will be legal to run somebody over who walks smugly down the middle of street.
So watch yourself.