I'm going to try to contain my ranting (just imagine extra expletives as you read and you should get the gist) about the cyclists and skaters I have had the unfortunate experiences of this week.
To the skater who decided I was in his right of way as I drove south on Main St, intending to turn onto High St: No, actually, skating down the middle of the lane is actually not your prerogative. You don't get to give me attitude, you need to get your helmetless self out of the way of my car.
To the bicyclist who decided that I was in hisway as I drove up Elliot St, intending to turn onto Church St: No, actually, skating s-curves in my lane as the setting sun blinded me was not a particularly good idea. You're not funny, you're not clever, you're an idiot who's really lucky I saw you at the last moment and took my foot off the gas. Or perhaps you noticed the fact that I wasn't slowing down and being in awe of your skating skillz. But hey, whatevs, I'm sure they will stand you in good stead the next time you decide to do something stupid in traffic.
To the skater who skated down Green St: stop doing that.
To the cyclists (of which there are many) who feel that cars should look out for them, but don't follow the rules of the road themselves: STOP KIDDING YOURSELVES. Especially you, cyclist, whom I nearly ran over at Malfunction Junction this summer, because you chose to ignore the red light (while cycling illegally on the sidewalk). I was turning left onto Main St, thus paying attention to the cars oncoming from Hinsdale, not to speeding cyclists coming from the right. Thankfully I saw you at the last moment and slammed on my brakes. You didn't even notice. Helmets won't matter much when the rest of you is broken, so you might want to pay more attention.
To the drivers turning out of the Co-op parking lot: STOP RUNNING THE WALK SIGN. For the love of common sense, when people are walking across the (*&$% street, you WAIT, and turn when the light goes green. I don't know why so many of you seem unable to comprehend/remember this, but I've seen it too many times to hold silent any more. Seriously, are those extra seconds you don't have to wait that important? [see also: talking on the bloody phone while driving]
Finally, to the pedestrians: throwing shade at drivers who have the green light makes the drives want to run you over.
/steps off soapbox
And now, I shall leave you to the rest of your Sunday.