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November 13, 2012

News of the Weird - Court Orders Woman to Wear "Idiot" Sign

Have you ever been driving and seen something in front of you that you just had to avoid? Not because it was something that, if you ran it down, you might get 15 to Life (or maybe just bad Karma), but something that was just annoying and keeping you from getting where you wanted to be?

Maybe a herd of ducks waddling across the street?

How about a school bus stopped for the kids?

That's what annoyed one Cleveland, Ohio woman to no end. Why should she have to stop and delay her trip to the local pub (ok, I don't really know where she was going, but still) just because a bunch of grimy rugrats are trying to get off or on a school bus?

According to Canoe News, she decided to do something about it. When the bus stopped and that little "Stop" sign flashed out that keeps traffic in both directions from driving by and possibly having a kid as a hood ornament, she took things into her own hands and drove up on the sidewalk to avoid the whole situation.

But she did it one too many times and the bus driver and cops were ready for her one day. As soon as she pulled the same stunt, cop sirens wailed and she was quickly picked up.

In addition to the standard "suspended license and fine" punishment, the judge also came up with something else for her to do:
"The judge also ordered Hardin to stand on a street near where the offence took place for an hour a day next Tuesday and Wednesday wearing a sign that reads: Only an idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus."
Creative thinking, Your Honour!

Does this make some grand statement about society, and about how impatient we all are?

Or is this just a stupid woman?

You decide.

Also, I'd love to hear about things you've done on the road when something is annoying you. Nothing illegal, as I don't want you to out yourself. But anything else is fair game.

Chime in!

Incidentally, if you want to see the woman in action, go to the Canoe story I linked to. There is video of exactly what she did.


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