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Old 03-31-2017, 09:12 AM
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Feel bad that I went off on an older gentleman today who nearly ran me over!

While walking this morning I was standing at a crosswalk waiting for vehicals to turn. Several in line due to bus stop. Last one in line is about 30 feet from me when all of a sudden he starts to accelerate, his car jumps the small curb and is heading right at me.

I pull my dog out of the way and jump back as quickly as possible. Car comes to a stop 2 ft in front of me.

Dog that was on lap fell hitting accelerator which caused him to vear when he tried to bend and grab dog.

I lost it!

Every name in the book, lecured, ect. He was shaken, and terrified all at same time.

I feel like a complete asshole!

Walking the neighborhood where he came out of as I type this trying to locate the car so I can apologize.


Please folks.....Dont drive with your dog in your lap.
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Not much you can do when adrenalin takes over. I'm referring to you.
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What's wrong with you? Fifi is my baby, and she is more important than your safety.

Pisses me off when I see this. Idiots don't realize that they are driving a 3k killing machine called a car/truck. Should be put in a kennel by law for animal transport. Can't control animals behavior and it's the drivers responsibility to maintain and control vehicle. Doesn't matter if driver is male/female, elder or young.

I saw a one "Kicker" all over the car, front to back, passenger to driver seat, jumping up and down, all for the love of Fifi.

You don't need to apologize for nothing. Driver needed some tough love. Hopefully he'll realize his almost fatal error and kennel that lap dog of Satan.

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I used to let my chihuahua ride in my lap while driving. Never a problem.

The mastiff? He stays in the back.

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Walking the neighborhood where he came out of as I type this trying to locate the car so I can apologize.
Apologize? The asswipe could have killed you.
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Apologize? The asswipe could have killed you.
Understood, but I certainly could have handled it much better. I dont believe adrenilan was the factor in my outburst. I cant really remember the last time Ive panicked over anything.

Just lost control and got angry. I truly hope he stops driving with the dog in his lap.

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Understood, but I certainly could have handled it much better. I dont believe adrenilan was the factor in my outburst. I cant really remember the last time Ive panicked over anything.

Just lost control and got angry. I truly hope he stops driving with the dog in his lap.

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It is strangely ironic but true that the google ad I see at the bottom of this thread is for pet euthanasia...
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Was it this guy?

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NC set to pass law soon that makes it illegal to drive with "pet" in lap.
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Glad you're ok. I understand the whole rage thing when getting spooked. I had to hit the ditch one time from a teenager that was texting and coasted into my lane. She pulled over to apologize and see if I was ok only to have me blast her from the moment she got into earshot. She cried hysterically and I felt terrible but I did get to apologize. Not one of my prouder moments.

On a lighter side it could have been worst.
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
Understood, but I certainly could have handled it much better. I dont believe adrenilan was the factor in my outburst. I cant really remember the last time Ive panicked over anything.

Just lost control and got angry. I truly hope he stops driving with the dog in his lap.

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I yelled a little old lady cuz her fifi dog not on a leash bit my pregnant wife in the street. Oh, and little dogs have more bacteria in their mouths and an infection while pregnant I was told had a very high miscarriage rate, like 90%. Just cuz yer old doesn't mean there are no consequences to being careless.
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NC set to pass law soon that makes it illegal to drive with "pet" in lap.
good to see we are now down to needing laws for common sense. op glad you are ok and i would not have apologized one bit. more people need to be called out for their stupid actions. people want to drive around with a doggie air bag in their lap, what could possibly go wrong?
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NC set to pass law soon that makes it illegal to drive with "pet" in lap.

Can't happen too soon!!!!
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the fact a law is required tells us all we need to know about the common sense of some of these idiots and society in general.
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Originally Posted by colostomizer View Post
good to see we are now down to needing laws for common sense. op glad you are ok and i would not have apologized one bit. more people need to be called out for their stupid actions. people want to drive around with a doggie air bag in their lap, what could possibly go wrong?
Lucky for the "old gentleman" that he didn't hit anything that would have deployed his air bag and killed Fido. Might share that possibility with him when you talk to him. Hopefully he'll also apologize for his stupidity having the dog on his lap. DMV should post videos/photos of dogs killed or injured by air bags when riding on their masters' laps. A little shock therapy goes a long way. btw, mine rides in his own seat.
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You mean I have to stop allowing my German Shorthaired pointer sit in my lap while driving? Where's my safe room???
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Pets belong somewhere in the back of the car. I hate seeing people drive with their animal in their lap or on their shoulder.
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7-12# weinerdog has ridden in my lap for 13 years. Never once an issue. She goes to sleep and stays out of the way, and I make sure she is laying in a position where she will not slide around or down. Unless you are in a lifted vehicle or semi you would never know, she just curls into a ball and sleeps Far more of a distraction and more dangerous with her anywhere else in the vehicle as she will flip her shit to get to my lap.
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TorFed...

Please reconsider allowing your dog to ride in your lap. My last living boxer and I were nearly run over not more then 5 hours ago by a person who didnt think anything would ever go wrong either.

IMHO.....its just not a safe nor smart thing to do. God forbid you run over someone because your dog suddenly slipped and fell off your lap.

Just please reconsider!
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