LAST GASP: Going Downtown

I imagine many of you went to the Brooklyn Bridge or further afield to watch the fireworks this evening. Yours truly did not. My goal for this weekend was (and still is) to get a little rest and relaxation. So instead of braving the crowds the Mister and I donned our nattiest apparel (as you can see at left) and headed to the Lower East Side. As it would happen a good friend of ours, Rachael, was slated to bar tend there this evening. Catching up with a good friend is nice. Doing so over free drinks, well, that’s a deal only an idiot would refuse. But I digress.

Although we had not planned on seeing any fireworks this evening we did: albeit not of the variety one usually associates with this, our nation’s birthday. The event of which I speak came to pass at the intersection of Allen and Houston Street. The players in this morality tale are a New York City bus driver and a woman driving a SUV. Sports Utility Vehicle. Before I proceed to today’s short film I want to make it known:

1. Over the years I have come to detest automobiles. This is in some part due to the fact I was hit by one three days before I got married.
2. I harbor an especially dark hatred of SUVS. My reasons for this are many but to name a few:

a. They are colossal gas guzzlers and as such as not only wasting a very limited (and therefore valuable) resource but in so doing they are giving money to countries whose take on “human rights” is abysmal— especially in regards to woman— and harbor individuals who would like to see our country wiped off the face of the earth. This is being anything but patriotic.
b. British Petroleum. Enough said.
c. On a more practical and less ideological level; the people who drive such vehicles in New York City are among the worst drivers I have ever seen. Period. In fact, I have developed a theory about them. It goes as follows:

The larger the vehicle, the more stupid and/or assholic the driver.

Suffice it to say today my little theory got some pretty compelling supporting evidence. Without further ado here it is: a MTA bus driver versus a woman in a SUV. I think it goes without saying who won this heavyweight bout. Added bonus: when the woman (who the bus driver refers to as a “fucking genius”) finally gets the point the dude wearing an i-Pod— who seems to obvious the street theater going on in his midst— almost walks in front of her. Nice.

Miss Heather to the MTA: give this man a raise!

Miss Heather


3 Comments on LAST GASP: Going Downtown

  1. bitchcakes on Mon, 5th Jul 2010 8:12 am
  2. Heather- you look – I refrain from using the word ‘adorable’ – but great in that photo! I love your top and your hair. Secondly, I freaking hate people sometimes. I go nuts when I see people in the bus stop (Or the bike lanes) and have also noticed that “The larger the vehicle, the more stupid and/or assholic the driver.” is a very true statement.

    I *love* this bus driver. And what a great little video! You were in the right place at the right time.

  3. missheather on Mon, 5th Jul 2010 2:52 pm
  4. The person who gets props for the hair is Meredith of Miss Mousey Brown. She did an amazing color job. I like the bangs (which I have not had in YEARS) a lot too. Methinks they are a keeper.

    Bus driver: we need to track this guy down. He is my hero.

  5. rutila on Wed, 7th Jul 2010 7:49 am
  6. Yet when I yell at idiots (drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists going the wrong way on a one-way street — I don’t discriminate) people look at me like I’m crazy. Maybe I should wear an MTA uniform Clark Kent like.

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