“Road mele car, car mele yaar?”
Little N is taking driver’s ed in school. After all, she is 15 and will be driving in less than a year (super yikes, but no need to go there just yet). In anticipation of obtaining some version of a driver’s permit in a few months, little N has been hard at work learning the rules of the road. Unfortunately, driver’s ed doesn’t come as easily to the munchkin as, say, pre-calc or chemistry, so she has been working extra hard at it.
Didn’t realize how hard, until today.
I was driving her to the library when a pedestrian suddenly crossed the road (while the traffic light was a clear green for me). Not just crossing, but confidently striding across incoming traffic and texting non-stop on top it. “Yov s. graaki, vootla sollitu vandhuttiya”, I wanted to shout. But controlled myself. After all, had impressionable young teenager in the car with me. I turned to look at little N. She was looking at me googly-eyed with disbelief.
“Mommy, did you know that it’s a punishable offence? If he is caught by the cops and he is under 17, he would be fined $22; if he is over 17, he would be fined $54; and if you hit him, that would be 8 points on your driver’s license, which would likely be super expensive”, she exclaimed.
Who do you think was all googly-eyed now? 😉