I was a little out of my element while attending bike night at The Cabin here in Howell NJ. I was about the only person with a dslr and not sporting jeans and biker boots. As I walked around I did have a few people ask or just assume that I was with a biker magazine because they would start talking shop about all these bikes and needless to say I couldn’t add much to the conversation because I had no idea of what they were talking about. Eventually a few of them figured it out and walked away while others just kept talking, I’d just nod my head. Can you say…awkward.
At least I saw some neat bikes and a great sky.
Then things got really interesting when a 90ish year old lady flew in the parking lot with a beat up old Chevy and flagged me down…she needed help, she says. Well, that was an understatement. As I stopped my car she opened her drivers side door and proceeded to get half way out with the car still moving forward….okay that’s just the start. The conversation goes something like this…….. Lady: I just came from a funeral(dressed in beach or night gown attire and flipflops) and the car she is driving just came down from heaven…. Mike: Okay?….. Lady: I need you to tell me where the ashtray is(although, I don’t smoke) and how does the air-conditioning work. Mike: I point to where the ashtray should be and then show her how to move the buttons for the air-conditioning…. Lady: Okay, so let me ask you something else, why does water drip from the windshield when I put on the air-conditioning? Mike: I don’t know, maybe you have the defroster on?….. The lady then bends down to pick something up and her wig falls off…. So now I’m thinking that there’s something wrong with her and she shouldn’t be driving to say the least…. Mike: I say, well I really need to be going( to call the cops, that is) and she says please wait…I have something to give you….she pulls out a pamphlet about God…… Mike: thank you but I don’t need that! Off I go and call the police. I tell the dispatcher that there is a woman that shouldn’t be driving because she’s disoriented……… Dispatcher says….What makes you think that? Mike says: Wellllll…… where do I start?
Needless to say I felt really bad for her and can only hope that someone got to her before she started driving again….boy, I just can’t wait til my 15 year old starts driving next year???!!???!!