Quite a while ago, I was out for a run. I was about 1 1/2 miles into my run, when I encountered a runners’ nightmare. My first thought was pretty typical for this sort of situation “If people can’t control the behavior of their minions, why can’t they at least put a fence around their yard?”
The next moment, they were upon me. Three of them. I kept my pace, calm and cool, not wanting to provoke them. The two females made it about a block before they tired out and ran back home. To his credit, the male lasted two blocks before he turned tail and ran back home.
Ok, to be fair, they did ask if they could join me. And none of them had shoes on either. Still, if people can’t keep their teenagers from chasing people down the street they really should put a fence around their yard.