I am not disappointed because I am not surprised. Consequences…another story. If you don’t want to live amicably (oh what I really mean is PROUDLY) in the United States of America with fellow citizens then you should live somewhere else that accommodates your way of thinking. Somewhere there is a place where you will fit in and feel right at home. Get the hell out of our country and find a more suitable location to arm your weapons and unleash your anger. You won’t be missed. I am not “an eye for an eye” type, but I’d love to see a big boat full of jerks have their USA DNA checked then shipped off to parts unknown.
Before we continue: This is not political and Plate of the Week fans can find pics at the end of the post.
Anyone who knows me can tell you that I don’t get angry about many things. My biggest pet peeves are litterbugs, gossip, and things like that. But when someone tries to harm another person, I am understandably upset: in my own way. My version of upset shows not much evidence or reaction. It’s mostly internal which will quite likely lead to my demise of heart failure, a stroke, or a stress induced coma. My glass is always half full no matter how many times some jerk tries to knock it over. Never mind that this happened very close to our own front porch.
On to the story…
Son Jon was the victim of a hit and run this past Thursday evening. It’s one thing to ding someone’s door and not leave a note…another to be the person to cause a fender bender…but let’s face it-It takes quite a mean person to purposely ram their car into your rear bumper while you’re doing the speed limit, then speed away.
I think the most disturbing part of this story is that the guy purposely pulled over so Jon could pass. He then rammed Jon’s car from behind. This is the first time I’ve wanted to take the G rating off my blog profile.
When I asked Jon to talk about the worst part of this whole thing-1. Damage to his car and the bumper he had just finished doing bodywork on or 2. the scariness that there really are seriously mean people in this world willing to do harm to another. He had a different answer all together. His main concern was not that it happened to him, but that it most likely has and/or will happen to others. He went on to say that it bothers him quite a bit that it creates an unnecessary financial burden on the victim and the bad guy pays nothing. Proud of him for putting a very humane spin on this bad situation.
The worst part for me was knowing that he could have been seriously hurt or even killed in a senseless act of stupidity.
I want to thank all of our friends who sent out a Facebook alert ASAP with the partial plate and description of the car. And I want to send a note of appreciation to my WordPress followers who are car enthusiasts…Thank you all for loving your cars, for loving other people and their cars, and for knowing that cars are meant for so many wonderful reasons. Shame on those who see any car as a weapon.
Jon loves his car and has a hereditary love for all automobiles. Never in his wildest dreams did he envision one being used to purposely hurt someone. Life is full of lessons and some of them pretty much suck. But I’m hoping that my amazing son keeps his windows rolled down, his radio up, (heat cranked in the winter), and doesn’t let this incident change his positive view of the American road and the wonderful people who drive it. Drive on Jon Nuessle! Be the example…in every country you tour.
One final note: Let me again stress that this is not a political post. The USA is still certainly a melting pot. The DNA reference is strictly figurative, not literal. However, I don’t care who you are…If you want to live here, you should play nice. Thanks for letting me
Everyone should have a USA