Thursday, March 14, 2013

Paradise Lost



Rachel had a very exciting afternoon planned today.  She was going to ride her bike with her thirteen-year-old neighbor/friend all the way to the little village center a mile from our home, buy some treats, and then ride back.  Never having been allowed out biking without a grown-up before (aside from right in our own neighborhood), she was as excited as a 10-year-old with new-found freedom could be.

So! The girls parked their bikes outside the drugstore and went in to purchase some candy.   They walked out of the store in time to see an older teen pedaling away, hell-for-leather, on my daughter's bright blue bike, the one with the gears and the water-bottle cage, the one she was so happy to inherit from Brian only the week before. 

And I would just like to say to this poor excuse for a human being, "Thanks for being an asshole.  Thanks a whole lot."


15 comments:

  1. Awww, that's heartbreaking! :(

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  2. I remeber those first outings on my own - so sorry that Rachel's is going to be a bad memory.

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  3. I hate this story. So sorry :(

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  4. Oh, that makes me mad. Wish there was something I could do. So sorry.

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  5. Asshole is right. I'm so sorry!

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  6. My bike was stolen when I was in my early twenties, right from my front yard (where it was locked!). And I cried. That bike had travelled with me across the country and back; I had memories and plans all wrapped up in it. I cried a lot. Big hugs to Rachel.

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  7. Are you kidding me?? Your poor daughter! I feel so bad for her.

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  8. That is so sad. And maddening. And awful for your daughter.

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  9. That is pathetic! Sorry for your daughter.

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  10. SO LAME! This story makes me angry. What a loser. Poor Rachel.

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  11. I hope karma comes around and BITES HIS ASS.

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  12. You have got to be kidding me. Her first venture out into the real world and this happens???

    I have no words ...

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