ok - I just want to run this by you all and see what you think.
When I was at the shops this morning, I was carrying DD & we were heading for the pedestrian crossing. We were just about to step on to it, when a car drove through the crossing. The woman driver had her window open, so I said "thanks for that" as I thought she was in the wrong for driving through the crossing just as we were about to cross. She slammed on her brakes and started gesticulating, but I walked off as I thought I had said all that needed to be said. About 40 minutes later I was coming out of the supermarket and the same lady accosted me and asked me "what the point of my comment on the crossing" was. I said that it was because she had driven through the crossing as we were about to cross & she insisted that she was in the right because she had reached the crossing first. I then said that it was not a matter of 'beat the pedestrian' & that it showed a distinct lack of courtesy to not let a mother carrying a baby cross at a crossing. She then proceeded to say that I was the one who lacked courtesy as she had a disabled child in the car?? Am I missing something here?? As hard as it would be to care for a disabled child, does that excuse her from driving in a safe & courteous manner? Am I being too harsh here? Or have I missed the point of pedestrian crossings - is it first in, first served? I ALWAYS stop and let people across even if they are not physically standing on the crossing when I am approaching - If I can see they are heading that way, I will stop. I am not sure why this has me so hot under the collar!