Friday, November 13, 2009

Women that jaywalk on busy roads with their strollers


You have a baby. Awesome! Congratulations. I love seeing you smile at your baby as you're taking him/her for a walk.

You know what I hate, though? When you decide to jaywalk with your baby. On a busy street. Pushing the stroller in front of you like some kind of four-wheeled stop sign, signalling to drivers "I AM WALKING ACROSS THE ROAD HERE AND I HAVE A BABY. YOU WOULDN'T HIT A BABY, WOULD YOU?"

Who the fuck do you think you are?! I would never jaywalk a busy street with a baby, and I have nowhere near the maternal instinct I should, as a 25 year old woman, have. On a quiet residential street, sure. Go nuts. Push the stroller into the road and see how far it goes, I don't care. But in the middle of Bloor street? Are you kidding me?

You can't account for the "What If" factor when you're jaywalking with your baby. What if the wheel gets caught in a streetcar track and you can't get it out in time? What if the driver down the road is going faster than you first thought? What if there is a hidden intersection and someone comes whipping down the alley into the road? What if someone doesn't see you? What if the other light has an advanced green and that's the reason your walk-light hasn't changed?

Can you really risk the lives of you and your baby just because you were too dumb to walk the extra 20 feet down the road and cross at the light, or too impatient to wait for your walk signal? People would die for their kids every day, but I don't think stupidity is what they're talking about.

Hey women that jaywalk on busy roads with their strollers! YOU'RE ALL BIG JERKS!