Respect Your Elders

Normally, in an emergency situation, the Almighty Heidi has some pretty quick reflexes. I will be the first mom on the field in a baseball game injury, the sight of blood, open wounds, broken bones and such do not bother me. If you keel over, and I am in the room, I will be the one doing the CPR. This comes in handy with having three children. I found out that my sons, however big and strong they are will be brought to there knees with the sight of blood.

Now….that you are in the mind of the Almighty Heidi…this story has me questioning my mighty abilities:

Florida is in dire need of rain. There are bout 200 brush fires all over the state, and you can’t walk out your door without being chocked with smoke, and ash up your nose. It is a bit freaky when you start hoping for a tropical storm.

This has nothing to do with my story other than the fact that it made me think of this one: Quite a few months ago, we did get rain. And it was a down pour for the first 15 minutes on my trip to work. By the time I came to my street to turn on, it was sprinkling. The road is a mess, puddles and water is streaming down overflowing the gutters.

I look ahead and there is an adorable 70 year old lady with a hat, and clutching her tiny purse trying to make it to the bus stop. She is running as quick as her little legs will take her. It was a bit amusing and cute. As I am getting closet to her I look out the right of my car to catch a glance of her again, and just then BAM!!!!!!! Hit a big huge pothole overflowing with rainwater. SPLASH!!!! I soak her from head to toe. She stops dead in her tracks, pauses to see what the heck just happened, looks down in disgust and wipes herself off as best she can. She proceeds to re-set her hat on top of her head, and jump starts her running pace to the bus…while I kept driving in shame.

Any other human might have stopped and offered her a lift…it was like leaving a wounded animal on the side of the road…is the Heidi really Almighty, or just a coward??

Either way, I will never forget, and the sick part of me laughs at the image of the old lady in my head. Maybe It's the Aliens who made me do it.....those damn aliens.

Almighty Heidi??


foam said...

she was just sopping wet. if she had been covered in blood, had an open wound, or had broken bones clearly you would have stopped. she was just wet....and you were embarrassed.
next time i'm awalkin' down the road after a rainstorm in florida i'll watch out for alien possessed 30 somethings though....;)

AlmightyHeidi said...

It truly was a pitiful site!!!
Seaking of sites, I like allt he pictures an photography on your blog. You have really expanded yourself. Nice work.

foam said...


X. Dell said...

I've been soaked by enough cars, and nobody has ever given me a lift. I don't think it's likely that people do this. I just try to avoid doing it, as you probably do to.

What's interesting here is your instincts to rescue, or provide succor. That's a good thing for a nurse or other healthcare professional. But the thought that we ourselves might cause injury (even minor accidental ones like here) brings everyone to their knees.