On President’s Day in Oak Park, IL

On President’s day I slept, because I was emotionally drained from the day before, I stayed in the whole day, got my tea and sat here to write some posts for the blog. I was dreading coming back to my apartment in Oak Park, Il I was off from work, and I took the day off from school and even going outside in Oak Park, IL. Driving through the area on Sunday, early in the morning was stressful enough. The area is crazy as hell to get through as is, on a Sunday morning but there are a couple of churches in the area so the traffic gets kind of crazy due to all the parents wanting to drop their kids off for Sunday School. I remember those days when I was innocent before I was even warped by Oak Park, IL.

When I got up and told Sarah fuck the shower and the breakfast I have to get back to the apartment and run through Oak Park, IL like Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark (the opening scene)! I hate to be so dramatic but she went through the village a couple of times to visit me or go to Mama Thai or even going up Harlem Ave to get to the Northwest side. Hence, Sarah definitely understood. One of the problems I had was the amount of runners that had one kid in a big ass stroller, one kid barely keeping up with them while they were walking a huge fucking dog, meanwhile, they could not get across the street. As they all finally got across the street I rolled down my window because it was soooo nice out, and yelled: “Stop multitasking!” I mean geez their multitasking could get their kids ran over if I was not paying attention due to texting or was one of those road rage freaks you always hear about on the evening news.

But this did not happen once but like four, FOUR fuckin times! You could not script this coincidence in a movie the audience would have found it as unfunny as I did with this stupid repeating joke occurring over and over in a five-minute span during the film or Television show. Usually, a 24-minute drive was now an hour long as I was trying to get the village of Shit Park, IL by side streets. After life was done testing my patience I got home showered ate some Cocoa Pebbles cereal (yeah I am an adult!), wrote and caught up on my Netflix then slept. Oak Park, IL is so draining that it wasted my weekend and my free day off, ugh, I really hate this place.

Oak Park, IL dog walker wants a “wide berth” LOL

So remember when I said the people in Oak Park, IL are too much into their dogs? So in this opinion, article the author basically advocates for a free pass for dogs to BITE people who get too close (six feet) to dogs while being walked by their owners.


Mind you that most of the sidewalks in Oak Park, Il are around six feet wide, so does the author recommend that all pedestrians walk to the other side of the street and give them and their dogs Carte Blanche? As silly as it sounds this opinion piece is coming off that way!

Here the author focuses her hate upon runners, but I have also seen small children running down the street while parents hang back, or are dealing with other siblings. So if these children are guilty of the same offense do they deserve to be bit as well? What if these runners are coming around a corner the same time as a dog walker (and their dog) are walking from the opposite way and do not see the duo in time, do they deserve to get bit? According to this article they do, they all do small children to people merely running or walking nearly dog owners and their animals.

Basically, this author is making the case that her dog is so dangerous, untrainable, and unstable that if anyone but her comes around you are subject to a mauling. Trust me I bet money, she is not the only one with this attitude, and that is the problem with Oak Park, Il an uneven sense of entitlement, lack of manners, and a sense of unearned superiority.

I asked the question in the comments section basically asking what if the runner retaliates? What if as in my scenario it’s a small child being mauled by this author’s dog, does the parent have the right to attack the dog and defend their child? What if the runner is an off-duty law enforcement officer and this event happens do they have the right to use force anyway they see fit? In either, case who do you think public opinion will side with then?

When I read this article I thought it was a joke at first then after really reading it I was like: “this crazy chick is serious”!!! I have owned dogs before and made sure, damn sure that unless someone was attacking that my dog WOULD NOT attack them! It is called responsibility and common sense towards your fellow taxpayer who is also paying to use that same damn sidewalk the author wants to hog and deserves the same type of courtesy as they run or even walk by.

Maybe I am crazy but this just seems like another thing wrong with Oak Park, Il that is really not an issue anywhere else in the Chicagoland area or am I wrong?