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Skater Mom Unloads On Walkabout

Walkabout: Last night as my husband and I were enjoying a beautiful evening, we watched in stunned silence as a woman carrying a baby went past on a skateboard. I have let things like that go before and felt like I should have said something, so this time I did. She had gotten back to her car and as I pulled up in mine I politely said ,"Please don't carry your child that way, it is very dangerous." I'm not really sure of my exact words but I know I said please and I never raised my voice. I was expecting her to tell me to mind my own business or something like that but she unleashed a screaming tirade that I have only ever seen on "reality TV". I was called lots of thing but "b*tch" was the most frequently used word, she got right up next to my open window and yelled in my ear. I calmly listened as she told me where to go and then when I had enough I drove away. I was kind of rattled after that so I didn't get her plate number. More here.

Question: Would you have said anything?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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