This morning as I was driving to work, I noticed a man walking down the side of the road. There was no sidewalk there, but a sort of little path worn into the grass. This was on a very busy road where traffic is going about 50-55 mph.
As I got closer to where the man was, he looked straight at me and hopped out into the road directly in front of my car!
I had to swerve quickly to the left to avoid running him over. He laughed as I passed him and got back onto the path on the side of the road. I watched in my rear view mirror as he did the same thing again to another car further behind me.
I called the police. I felt bad about alerting them because he looked like he might be homeless. But I figured he may be mentally ill, or even suicidal. And even if he doesn't want to get hurt, he could cause a serious accident by jumping out into traffic. I drove to work, feeling sad for him and for our world...where people try to harm others for their own pleasure or gratification.