Wednesday, July 30, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Road menace

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From page A7 | May 03, 2013 |

EDITOR:

Why did you put my life in danger today? Me, in a green sedan waiting on El Dorado Hills Boulevard at Green Valley Road to make a right turn. You pulled up on my left. You, 40-ish with light brown and graying full beard and short hair driving a new black four door domestic pickup. When I looked left up Green Valley, you drove into my line of sight blocking it. When I inched forward, you did this again. When I tried one last time to see around you, you drove nearly two feet into Green Valley Road while our light was still red. It was then I looked up and saw you. Laughing at me.

I could no longer make a safe right turn. Your vehicle blocked any view of oncoming cars. I could not drive in reverse to get away from you as that would have been unsafe. I was stuck. With you, two feet into Green Valley Road, traffic exposing yourself, drivers in Green Valley Road’s right lane and myself to danger. And you, laughing at me all the time.

At first you were a bit scary. I’ve never seen you before in my life. Was I going to make it home to my child? Were drivers on Green Valley Road going to make it to their homes? What was so funny about all this?

Tonight at dinner with friends, we briefly discussed this incident. We all agreed. You are a bully. Sadly, no different than the school yard kid who beats up classmates. But you use your truck instead of fists to scare people. I don’t think I’m the first you’ve done this to nor will I be the last. But you told me a lot about yourself today. Beyond the opinion that you bully people. Your actions today told me about your struggles to compensate for your fears and shortcomings. For your failures and inadequacies. Why else would you so deliberately create such a dangerous situation? Why else be so aggressive with complete strangers? This conduct is not normal. I sincerely urge you to get counseling before your actions, and your bullying, lead to heartbreak and chaos for you and your family. Get help soon!

CHRISTINE BAUER
Cameron Park

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