Thursday, April 12, 2007

A traffic halting incident

No, not this one - though what the fuck was all that about at 1.00 in the bloody afternoon?

Last night my sister and I went over to a lovely town near us called Oundle to meet two of our friends. It is a busy road there, and unusually my sister was driving. G has a driving phobia which makes it really hard for her to drive on dual carriageways - let alone a motorway as previoulsy mentioned here. She has been driving for over 20 years, but in the past 2 years has actually been having driving lessons to try and help her get over the fear - it has helped a bit but I think hypnosis will be the only thing to ever get her driving on a motorway. But it was good that she did do the driving yesterday - she is getting there.

All was going well. G even managed to overtake a lorry once on the dual carriageway, but then the road became a single carriageway again and there was a lot of traffic. We were nearly there but then we saw one of these....




It was a baby one.

And it was right in the middle of the road, practically sitting on the white line.

And it was in grave danger.

We drove past.

We fretted about the rabbit.

We turned round.

G returned to the spot where the rabbit still hovered precariously in the middle of the very busy road,stopped her car, and to my acute embarrassment, strode purposefully out into the busy road and held her hand up police woman style to stop on coming traffic, whilst I was directed to chase the rabbit off the road.

We did get hooted at but I think it was more with laughter than with anger from the delayed drivers.

And to tell the truth, I was proud of my daft but compassionate sister.

11 comments:

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Awh, that is just lovely!

Bless, I would have fretted too about the bunny.

Cloud took the mickey out of me when we went to Lincoln the other week as when we were coming back and share-reading a Tom Stoppard play he'd picked up, I suddenly responded to a glimpse out the corner of my eye out the window and squeaked "bunnies!!!!" (I occasionally turn into a 5 year old). He swears it was quite cute.

Steg said...

*stands to applaud J.J.'s sister*

Anxious said...

Bless!

My driving issue is the other way around - fine on motorways or dual carriageways, terrified on single carriageways or bendy country lanes (particularly round here with the huge hedgerows so you can't see anything coming).

Reidski said...

that is sooooooo sweet, however ........ guaranteed that said bunny tried to cross the road later and .... well, you can guess the rest!
Bunnies and lambs - ain't they the cutest wee things?

George Walks said...

Reminds me of a rabbit going between my wheels; in horror I looked in the mirror to see if it was ok - joy to the world it was seen happily running off! I then returned my gaze to straight ahead, and saw that I was about to drive into a wood having not turned the car to follow the curve in the road. A quick panicked swerve and an embarrassing write-off was gladly avoided!

themoy said...

Good for your sister! She gets the Baldwin Family Award for Blocking Traffic While Protecting Dumb Chums. Cudos!

Moo said...

I wish I was there to see that! I have to say, that has really made me giggle at the thought of your sister getting out of the car and stopping the traffic police style for a bunny!!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Right on Sister JJ! There's more to life than squashing rabbits! What I want to know is what happened when you got to Oundle? Was it a Spearmint Rhino for ladies only?

Brom said...

If I saw two lovely ladies parading along a country road I would hoot as well!!

Well done.

J.J said...

As I think a direct result of this incident my sister has today purchased herself her very own bunny rabbit to take care of. Very cute. Name still to be decided upon.

J.J said...

Spearmint Rhino in Oundle??? The wildest thing that ever happens there is the Annual W.I's Jam Making Competition.

Brom - arrhh, but if you saw us.....