There are mainly two ways of how people can live their lives. Some people live their lives so seriously, and the others just go with the flow. Let us talk about the latter. Do you know anyone who is so confident that he or she can simply get away with anything he or she does? That person is classified as the latter choice – he or she just goes with the flow. This story would revolve around a person who also thinks that she could get away with anything. What did she do? Is she the wrong person or the right person? Keep on reading to know the answers to those questions. Enjoy!
The story begins with a man who had a difficult job. Well, what made it very difficult was the task that was given to him – he had to transport huge construction material to a place uphill. He started doing his work, but something interrupted him. It was a parked car owned by a woman. He politely asked the woman if she could move her car for a moment so that he would be able to continue pushing the construction material, but the car owner firmly said no.
A Different Project
He did not give up and just kept on asking the woman to move her car. However, the woman also kept on saying no. After a few minutes, it seemed like the man already lost his patience. Yes, he considered calling the cops, but that would just cost him a lot of time – he had to finish his job as soon as he could. That was why he decided to think of a strategy, which was also a kind of revenge, on how to make the woman say yes and move her car.
In case you are wondering, this man was working as a foreman. For him, being a foreman was not difficult at all because he had already been hired as a foreman many times before. However, what made his current situation difficult was the fact that the house they were building was located in a place uphill – they had to bring and transport all of their materials to the top of the hill.
Most Complied Quickly
Another thing that made his task difficult was the fact that there was only one way on how he and his team could go to the location where they would build a house – they had no choice but to walk along a 250-ft path. Imagine transporting heavy construction materials just by walking on a surface in an inclining slope – that must be one of the most challenging things to do.
A Mom Waiting For Her Child
Their service trucks could only be parked at the foot of the hill; that was why there are only two parking slots that only the construction workers could take. There was even a sign posted there forbidding everyone, who was not involved in the construction project, to park in the slots.
Still Wouldn’t Move
It seemed like the presence of the “No Parking” sign was ignored by the people living there because even though the parking slots were already reserved for the people involved in the construction project, other people still took the slots. It was revealed that the people who insisted on parking in the reserved slots were parents of students studying in a school nearby – they parked there as they waited for their children’s dismissal from their classes.
A Brilliant Idea
Well, unlike the other construction workers who were always irritated by the fact that people tend to ignore the “No Parking” sign, the foreman was not that bothered by the parents who kept on parking in the slots that were reserved for them as long as they would not use it.
Every time they had to park their service truck on the foot of the hill, yet there was someone parking in their slot, he would immediately go out of their vehicle to talk to the parked car’s owner and ask the person to move his or her vehicle in a very polite manner. With his politeness and charm, his requests had never been rejected until he faced one particular woman who kept on saying no.
Calling The Authorities
One day came, and they had to work again. Their service truck was already about to be parked in the reserved slot, but he saw a car parked in it. Just like any other day, he went out of their truck and walked his way towards the parked car. He went near the window and saw that the owner of the vehicle was a woman.
Her Ineffectual Rage
He waved and waited until the woman rolled the window down. As soon as he got the woman’s attention, he politely asked her to move her car. However, even if he asked in a very polite manner, the woman kept on saying no.
No Backing Down
Not only did she say no, but the woman also rejected the foreman in a very impolite way. It looked like she was very irritated as she said, “I’ll just be a few minutes, and your truck isn’t here, take a chill pill dude.” Even though he received a very impolite reply, he did not give up and waited for their truck to move near the parking slot.
She Was Livid
After a few minutes, their service truck approached the parking slot making the foreman lean by the parked car’s window again. He waved for the second time and waited until the woman rolled her window down. It seemed like she was already pissed as she shouted, “WHAT?”
Per Company Policy
Despite the woman’s attitude, he asked her to move her car somewhere else – but with a louder voice this time. He carefully said each word so that the woman would understand her. However, the woman still rejected him and even said, “Can’t you guys just unload around me? Jesus, it’s not that hard”.
Showing Her Anger
With her attitude, the foreman thought of a way on how to make the woman park her car somewhere else. He came up with a strategy that was also a kind of revenge for her impoliteness. He went back to their truck and asked their driver to park as close as possible to the woman’s car. He was so excited to see how the woman would react.
A Burst Of Rage
The driver immediately followed all of the instructions the foreman just said. With the smirk that was visible on his face, the driver knew that the foreman wanted to do something to pick on the woman—the truck parked in the space very close to the woman’s car.
I am not sure if you could imagine it, but with the parked cars beside the woman’s left and right side, her car looked like something trapped in a box. However, it seemed like the woman did not know anything that was happening in her surroundings because she was too busy ignoring the foreman and other people outside.
Failed Attempt To Escape
The next step he took was to call a police officer and inform him or her about the parking issue – in short, to get the woman in trouble. He made his intentions very clear and said, “At this point in time I wasn’t trying to get her in trouble, I just wanted a record of why we were blocking part of the street, so we don’t get in trouble with the city.” He was so excited to see how his plan would turn out.
Lying To The Police Officer
The call ended after the police officer said that she would arrive at the location in a few minutes. Everything in his plan was going great until he saw a little boy wearing a uniform approaching the woman’s car – he eventually figured out that it was her son. Sensing the arrival of the one she was waiting for, the woman immediately opened her door only to find out that she could barely get out of her car.
It was supposed to be a lesson for the woman, but it seemed like everything went upside down. The foreman was waiting for the woman’s reaction only to see a deadly glare coming from her. What do you think? Was the foreman’s plan too much? Or did the woman deserve what happened to her?
The woman was furious. She tried her best to get out of the car through the passenger’s seat. The whole construction team saw how pissed she was as she was letting her child go inside the vehicle. Well, she just got a taste of her own medicine.
Both the foreman and the driver were watching every action the woman would make. They had the widest smiles on their faces as they saw the woman being so angry because of what they had done. After getting her son to get inside her car, she immediately walked towards the foreman.
Surveying The Scene
Even though her body was already full of anger, she talked to the foreman in a very neutral tone and said, “I’m in a big hurry, you need to move your truck right now so I can go.” She looked around – seeing how her car was trapped in the middle of these vehicles just made her more furious.
It seemed like the driver got hooked with the foreman’s plan because he was the one who responded. He said something that made the woman lose her mind. The driver simply said, “Ma’am, to unload the lumber on the truck, we had to unstrap it, and per our company policy, I’m not allowed to move the truck with an unsecured load on it.” Imagine hearing those words when you are in a hurry – who would not be pissed?
Even though she tried her best to hold back all of her emotions, she could not take it anymore – she shouted a lot of swear words directed at the driver. She was out of control as she was shouting every word she was saying. She pointed out the fact that she was in a hurry because she had to go somewhere. Both the driver and the foreman did not see that coming.
Do you still remember the police officer the foreman called earlier? As the woman was swearing and shouting at the two, she saw the driver and the foreman doing nothing but to stare at her. In contrast, the two saw the police officer behind the woman – she had no idea that there was a cop standing behind her who also heard everything she said. Knowing that the officer was already at the scene, the foreman responded in a very calm and innocent tone.
The foreman’s pretentious reply just made the woman even more irritated. The heated conversation ended as the woman simply stepped back and walked towards her car. Since her car was still trapped, she had no other choice but to enter her vehicle through the passenger’s seat. She was so embarrassed because she knew that the foreman and all other people outside could see what she was doing.
She started her engine – with her car on the reverse, she forcefully stepped on the gas, which caused her to clash with the truck. The driver, the foreman, and the police officer were all shocked by what the woman did, but that was not it. Keep on reading to know what she did next.
After bumping into the truck behind her, she drove her way, crashing into the sidewalk. She was a reckless driver out of control. I feel sorry for her son, who was seated at the back of the car. She must have been so surprised to see her mother that way – well, the driver, the foreman, and especially the police officer were so shocked.
After everything she had done, she was still trapped in the middle of the vehicles she already bumped with. She must have been so embarrassed after doing what she did, knowing that there were a lot of people who saw the incident. It was her unlucky day!
After the car stopped moving, the police officer who was present at the scene immediately called other officers to come. She approached the woman and quickly put handcuffs on her as she went out of the vehicle. Well, that was no surprise – a person being that reckless in front of a cop would surely get arrested.
As the cop was arresting her, she defended herself and explained to the police. She said that she did not know why the foreman did that. She also said that he could have just told her to move her car, but he did not. She added that the foreman’s vehicle suddenly parked very close to her, and she did not know why. With all of that said, she did not explain – she lied.
Not Having It
It seemed like lying her way out of the situation was not the right decision at all. The cop knew everything about the situation. The foreman called her and explained everything to her earlier – that was why she did not listen to everything the woman just said. As people say, the police officer was not buying it.
As the woman got arrested, the driver and the foreman were required to get into an interview facilitated by a cop to tell every detail about the incident. At the same time, the construction workers were doing their jobs and already started moving all of the construction materials and all the other stuff they had to transport.
Not only did the woman get charged with destruction of property, but she was also arrested because of reckless driving. Wait, that was not all – it was also discovered that her driver’s license was already expired, so she got penalized for that, too.
Because his mother got arrested, the woman’s son went under the supervision of the police officers for a few hours. They contacted his grandmother and said that the kid’s mother just got arrested, so she needed to pick her grandson up. The foreman said that after everything that happened that day, he just hoped that the woman truly learned her lesson.
After the story reached a lot of people, especially the parents of the children who were studying at the school that was nearby, most of them shared their views and opinions about the incident. A parent said that the school should not tolerate things like this because it just brought nothing but harm.
If you are wondering about the woman’s reason as to why she did all the foolish things she had done – why she did not just simply move her car, why she became reckless, why she still chose to lie to the cop, and the like, what happened to her was like the thing that always happens in horror movies – the main character always chooses to do something that would get him or her more trouble.
The biggest plot twist in this story was not the moment when she became out of control. It was not also the moment when she became a reckless driver. The biggest plot twist was the fact that she was driving with an expired driver’s license. Well, that is one of the lessons that people should learn – always make sure that your driver’s license never gets out of date.
It seemed like the woman deserved to get arrested after everything she had done. Wasn’t seeing the wrong person in the story getting his or her consequences so satisfying? After being so rude to the foreman, swearing to the driver, driving recklessly, lying to a police officer, and all the other harmful things she did, being arrested was a great consequence that would surely make her regret everything and learn a lesson.
If she did all of those things, starting from being very mean to the foreman until lying to the police officer just because she thought that she could get away with it, she was wrong. With all the bad things she had done, she deserved the consequence she faced – being arrested.
Well, this is an unfortunate thing to say, but there are lots of people all around the world who are like the woman. They think they own the world and thinking they could simply get away with anything they do. Let me share a short story about a girl living in Ohio who was exactly like the woman in the story.
When a person would be coming across a school bus, he or she should immediately stop behind it and wait for it to move – that is one of the first things a driver should learn. However, it seemed like Shena Hardin did not learn such a thing as she simply drove along the sidewalk just to get past a school bus.
Huge thanks to all of the closed-circuit television cameras (CCTVs) that captured the wild thing she had done, Shena got arrested. After an investigation to know more about Shena, the police officers discovered that the incident with the school bus was not her first time – she had already done it several times before and successfully got away with it every single time.
Going To Court
A few days after the arrest, she was brought to a trial. It seemed like she was a heartless person because it was very evident in her expressions that she did not feel sorry at all. In a lawsuit, witnesses are always invited – in Shena’s case, the ones who testified against her were the parents of the children who happened to be riding on the school bus that day.
One of the witnesses was Lisa Kelley. She had a nine-year-old daughter riding the school bus that day. She said that Shena had done this lots of times before. She became emotional when she said that Shena was just very lucky because she had always gotten away with it. She was so angry at the woman because she was so heartless, and seeing her looking very unapologetic made the mother so furious.
After the trial, the judge made a decision. He started stating all of the consequences Shena would face. First, she had to pay a fine amounting to $250. The judge also said that her driver’s license would be strictly suspended for a month. Well, do not worry because that was not all. The judge came up with a consequence that would surely make the woman regret her actions.
Teaching A Lesson
The judge said that Shena must stay at a school bus stop while holding a sign saying, “Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.” Shena was so confused with the last consequence that she would face. She laughed at the results of paying $250 and her license getting suspended, but thinking about the idea of herself holding such a sign was embarrassing.
The judge ordered her to stay at a school bus stop every Tuesday and Wednesday. She had to stand there for a minimum of an hour. Even though it was kind of funny, this kind of punishment might be the one that would teach a heartless person like Shena a lesson.
What made the punishment a lot more difficult was the fact that it was the coldest season at that time. Every time she would stay at the bus stop as she was holding the sign, a bunch of people would make fun of her. Even though she was so embarrassed, she had no choice because it was a punishment ordered by a judge, so she just ignored all of them.
Bill is a man who was working at an establishment that was near the school bus stop where Shena was ordered to stay. When he was already about to go home, he saw the woman standing at the corner of the street. He was curious about the reason why she hated kids so much that she had done something that bad. Well, it seemed like that kind of punishment was a consequence that Shena deserved after all of the terrible things she had done.