Worst Story Of The Week

And the phone shall inherit the earth.

I’m in the park on Sunday at 6 a.m., not a soul in sight except for one man sprinkling salt on the road.

I’m delighted that it snowed just enough to be beautiful, but not too much to prevent me from running.

Grace in her winter white.

I hear something behind me like mice in a wall, turning around to find a woman on her phone when it’s not even light yet.

I shoot from the hip, slim as they are.

I look at her first in disbelief because even though it happens all day long, I’m still stunned by how peace is so undervalued.

She tells whomever to hold on and looks at me, “Yes?”

I go off the rails.

“Do you know what time it is, and it’s Sunday by the way, and you’re permeating the atmosphere with your bullshit?”

Yes I said that.

Now it’s her turn to look stunned.

As I start to walk away she screams…


Let me say, I’ve been in a tender mood over our country, reading far too much about the Parkland, Florida shooting last Wednesday, feeling sad for everyone involved…disappointed in our laws that don’t protect any of us, especially our children, so bragging about America was quite untimely.

I march up to her in full flush and say, “Lady you can take that FUCKING phone and shove it up your fat First Amendment ass…ya hear me? Yeah, America’s great when it works in your favor, isn’t it?”

I have to say my ire scared her, along with myself, as she ran away leaving me a tad embarrassed, but so be it.

I’m genuinely angry at what’s been going on, and not just at the NRA taking advantage of the Second Amendment.

Congress in general is pissing me off.

This, whose dick is bigger business has gotten old, and that goes for Mr. Trump who should be the example and zip up, and I see he’s at least trying, the parent in him coming out.

I can’t say enough how impressed I am with these kids demanding stronger gun laws in the aftermath of this latest tragedy. Seeing their friends gunned down has transformed their pain into a crusade in their memory, making them worthy opponents to those suits on the Hill.

Once again, I’ll exhume John Quincy Adams who, in 1830 when first entering the House of Representatives when asked, what party he belonged to, said…

‘I belong to no party. I represent the nation.’

Whether it’s an unconscious woman in the park or the Republicans duking it out with the Democrats causing the unrest, what is best for the nation so we feel safe?

That’s what I want to know.

And so does John Quincy, wherever he is.




About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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22 Responses to Worst Story Of The Week

  1. Rubenstein, Hal says:

    Wow you are one peed off lady ! Nice post !


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    • You have a daughter, how would you feel if she was at that school? If you read anything about Columbine, you scratch your head because it never should have happened again, but it keeps on happening. sigh


  2. I’m proud of those kids too, to stand up for themselves and other students especially right after such a tragedy and despite people accusing them of being actors. Hopefully some positive change will come of it.


  3. micklively says:

    We have VERY strict gun laws and school massacres and gun crime. Our police, for the most part, do not carry arms. I think gun laws are a good idea but don’t imagine it is a quick fix. It would take decades to make any real impact, even if you could introduce tomorrow.

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    • I don’t know what the answer is, but changes are in order. Should teachers be armed? Now it’s reported the one guard who had a gun stayed outside and didn’t try to stop the shooter. Frankly it’s hard to feel safe anywhere these days. I’m in a Starbucks at the moment and my eyes never leave the door. I appreciate your answer. I was a bit disheartened at how no one seems to care. I assure you I’m not simply on a roll. It’s not about me.

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  4. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, the public phone yakkers that get my ire are the ones who yell, especially while in a restaurant. I’m always tempted to stand by the offender’s table and provide comments, advice, etc. on the conversation. Then when the yakker says, “Do you mind? This is a private conversation!”, I’ll shrug my shoulders, act confused, and say, “I thought you were talking so loudly because you wanted us all to join in!” Ah well, I can dream. I’m too chicken.


  5. These kids are amazing! They are exercising their First Amendment the way it was intended to be used, unlike that bitch in the park. Also, amen to the fact that a majority of them will be voting in November! I agree that there was a glimmer of Trump’s parental heart showing this week.


  6. Eilene Lyon says:

    Now I don’t feel so bad for speaking my mind! Thanks for a great story. I am also so proud of those students for what they are doing. I hope they get more involved until they simply can’t be ignored. The change needs to happen – and it will. But I worry it will be too slow.


    • It can’t be any slower than it has been. And speaking your mind for the good of rattling people’s consciousness is what we all should be doing. God bless the children. Like my friend Lisa said, let’s hope they start a revolution. Thanks for writing.

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  7. Alva Chinn says:

    It is difficult to remain kind when people have little cognition about energy. Not sure why those who are so attached to tech things think that silence and connecting with one’s inner self is so darned scary. No wonder there are so many scatter brains running around,,,blabbing non-stop.

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    • Blabbing is an apt word. You live in New York so I know you’re tortured by it too. Disturbing the peace has gone viral. It’s the new smallpox Alva. It’s a pity there isn’t a vaccine. Thanks for writing.


  8. Lol, we all have those moments when “we can stand it no longer.” My Dad, Mom, Sis, and I were in their house (parents) and the 3 of them were arguing. Dad did not want a viewing after his passing. Mom and Sis were telling him, basically, that it was for the ones left and he was being selfish. I was sitting nearby and getting more and more steamed. Dad was going to die, probably within a couple years, and they were arguing with him about what he wanted. And, yes, he was being a bit selfish. I remember standing, walking over, and saying very loudly to Mom and Sis, “Just tell him you will do what he wants, then, when he’s gone, do what you want.” Yep, I said just that…Now, all 3 were mad at me and I could understand perfectly why.
    I try not to let my stroke voice out too often…

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