Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Who I want to be when I grow up, part 2

Awhile back, I wrote about a volunteer whose passion and spitfire I admire quite a lot...I wrote her an e-mail telling her that when I grew up, I wanted to be just like her.

I had a shitty evening last night, upset about an encounter where I was bullied by someone I thought I had to listen to...and the great news is that today, my boss essentially said, "Fuck him."

I'm never a bitch just for fun, but I believe we should squawk when we need to. On that note, today, Mr. RK encountered the SECOND sweet older woman I want to turn into, if I get to live that long...

Because life is short and we both love to laugh, every day we ask each other, "Did anything funny happen today?"


Today, he spotted a grandmotherly type driving exactly 35 miles an hour in a 35 mile-an-hour zone in our neighborhood. An asshole in a huge SUV (sorry, that was redundant)cut her off and then stopped suddenly, so she had to slam on the brakes.

"I thought she seemed like the knitting, church-going type," Mr. RK told me. "And then she went around the corner, passed him, and flipped him off!"

Go, granny, go!

This is what I want to be like when I grow up. I am reasonably sure this is a goal I can achieve.


Fireblossom said...

I swear, people like that SUV driver need to be beaten senselessly with their own golf clubs.

LL Cool Joe said...

Well you know my attitude towards older ladies, I think they rock! Never judge a cover by the twin set and pearls!

Darth Weasel said...

that picture is priceless

momcat said...

My 19 yo son and I have invented a title for these lil ol ladies - 'Granny Ganstas'. You see them driving sedately along, usually 4 white haired old ladies to a car. We firmly believe that as soon as they are round the bend they crank up the music and revert back to their gansta personas.

pheromone girl said...

Do I get to do that on my motorcycle when I'm 70? Please?

Tell Mr RK I love the story!

Scarlet said...

Can I hang out with you when I'm 70?? Of course, you'll only be 60, but that's better for me!

We'll flip off the younger folk and dance salsa on the beach until las vacas come home!

Grandpa Eddie said...

More power to that granny! I wonder if she's a member of the Gray Panthers.

My wife keeps telling me that I'm gonna be that old guy on the porch, in a rockin' chair, with a shotgun across his lap.

I'm sure that when you finally reach her age that you'll be really close to what she is....and I say that in a good and loving way.

Shionge said...

Right on RK!!! Don't ever let anyone bully us and I bet you're going to be a HOT Mama for sure!!!

Happy Weekend!!!

Riot Kitty said...

GE: Thanks for the love ;)
FB and Joey: Amen!
Momcat: I shall get a tattoo at age 70, saying "Granny Gangsta", should I make it that long
PG and Scarlet: Yes!
Darth: I agree :)

Anonymous said...

SUVs should be banned.

I love the pic. I hope to grow into an old, feisty, bitch.

Green tea said...

Sounds like something my sister would do, with a cig hanging out of her mouth.. :D

Aliceson said...

Reminds me of grandma. I love old ladies with spunk!

Cosa Nostradamus said...

Apparently, some of those geezers are armed. Always best to be courteous.