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    Amish Hit and Run!

    After getting home and taking a Lorazepam, my axiety is down a lot. A little after 4pm I was leaving one of my favorite LGS. Amish kids play up and down the road so I'm very slow down it about 10-15 mph. A young boy was driving an old riding mower with a wagon with a girl a little older in it. I went far to the left going around them when he makes a U-turn as I'm passing along the far left and hits my my rear right quarter.

    I'm going slow, he's going slow, and bumps the truck. I immediately stop and leap out of the truck to see if they are alright. I don't remember undoing my seat belt, or shutting off the truck, I was freaking scared! They were alright, no damage to the old riding mower or to them. They were scared badly and I asked if they were all right. THEY WERE SCARED. The girl said they were okay, and she tool over the riding mower and beat it back home.

    I'm at a loss at that point. I didn't want to follow them home and scare them further. So I headed into Sugarcreek to the police station. The police station office was CLOSED! and I'm ready to have a major anxiety attack. I looked around and it took me a few moments to see a sign in the doors with a phone number to call if no one is there. A couple of officers are there within a few minutes, only to tell me after I talk to them that it was out of their jurisdiction. I needed to call the county Sheriff's office. I call the Sheriff's office, tell them what happened, only for them to tell me it is out of their jurisdiction.

    I had to call the Ohio Hwy Patrol because it was on the road and not off of it. All county roads are their jurisdiction off the road is the Sheriff's department. In short, my chest is still hurting even though there was no one hurt, no property damage, and surprised by how hard it can be to make a report just to CYA.

    I'll wonder how much sleep I'll lose tonight for feeling bad about something that wasn't my fault. I often wonder what will happen to my anxiety if I do something that is my fault. Heck it's 6:45 PM and my chest still hurts.

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    I'd make a beeline to the emergency room. If your chest is hurting because of stress, I'd want to make sure it wasn't a kink in the hose or something worse. I, too, would get shook up in such a situation, but I would really be scared if there was chest pain.
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    A friend who's a nurse practitioner is stopping by in a bit to pickup her pistol that I installed sights on. I got a verbal lashing over the phone from her and her medkit is in her car after making some home checks today.

    I have a known angina that causes me pain and pressure. She knows all about it and what type it is, she will check me out. It's a hereditary problem that tends to flare up like a heart attack. I've gone to the hospital a few times only to be sent home with a prescription for Lorazepam or something similar. If she say's the hospital, I'll be going. She'll be here before 8:30 PM.

    I'm betting on the anxiety and another Lorazepam. I'm supposed to take one or two as needed since it is the lowest dose. I took one, two puts me to sleep. I've used 9 pills out of 30 in the last 18 months. Today made it 10. Well she just pulled up.

    Time to go. I'll piss her off when I suggest downing another with a shot of scotch.

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    That's a scary scenario. I can't blame you for stressing over it. I hope your friend gives you a clean bill of health...and another pill and shot of scotch!

    In the park where I live the posted speed limit is 10mph. I usually do about 13 or 14 mph, it's a easy cruise speed in 2nd gear. As I approach the left turn for my street I slow down to where the truck almost won't roll smoothly in 2nd gear. There are 7 or 8 kids that are always out playing in the street. Not a complaint on my part. Heck I'm glad to see them outdoors playing! But my head is on a swivel trying to find them. The little buggers move around so quick it can be hard to keep track of them! I will say the kids are very well behaved and when a car comes they move off to the side of the street and wait for the car to pass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maloy View Post
    A friend who's a nurse practitioner is stopping by in a bit to pickup her pistol that I installed sights on. I got a verbal lashing over the phone from her and her medkit is in her car after making some home checks today.

    I have a known angina that causes me pain and pressure. She knows all about it and what type it is, she will check me out. It's a hereditary problem that tends to flare up like a heart attack. I've gone to the hospital a few times only to be sent home with a prescription for Lorazepam or something similar. If she say's the hospital, I'll be going. She'll be here before 8:30 PM.

    I'm betting on the anxiety and another Lorazepam. I'm supposed to take one or two as needed since it is the lowest dose. I took one, two puts me to sleep. I've used 9 pills out of 30 in the last 18 months. Today made it 10. Well she just pulled up.

    Time to go. I'll piss her off when I suggest downing another with a shot of scotch.

    Maloy
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    I hope it's just a passing episode. My street is a 25 mph residential two lane with plenty of kids playing on the sidewalks. The vehicles regularly travel at 35-40 mph which really grinds MY gears. One more reason I'll be happy to move.

    The kids were probably more afraid of getting whupped by their parents than anything else.
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    Okay if nobody else is going to ask, I will. What is an Amish kid doing on a riding mower???

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyC2639 View Post
    Okay if nobody else is going to ask, I will. What is an Amish kid doing on a riding mower???
    It was a longstanding wish of mine to bicycle in an Amish area and I figured that I would have to go to PA or parts of IN to do so until I learned that there are Amish enclaves in central Illinois. We took a weeks vacation and put the bikes on the car to places in the Midwest and overnighted near Arcola, IL.

    While cycling we stopped at an Amish woodshop to browse (pretty safe cause it's hard to haul a chest of drawers on a 21 speed ) and after we left and were on the road again a young man maybe 18 years old caught up with us and rode for a few miles. He was curious about us and of course I wanted to know more of their way of life.

    I mentioned that I had observed earlier that a woman was using a rototiller and asked if that was permitted in their culture. He was very interested and immediately asked if she was out in a field or just a garden by the house. It seems that in their group the use of a gas operated tiller was permissible if used to grow food for their personal consumption..but not for marketing. Each group or "church" has their own management by their elders and they set the guidelines for the usage of modern equipment, etc.

    I still find it fascinating and a bit sad that our modern, hectic lifestyle infringes on theirs and continually draws their young people out into our crazy and complicated world.
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