I was enjoying my last few days of kid-free summer. No worries. No hanging out in parent lounges. Sk8terdad and I stopped at the mall and he ran inside to pick something up. Knowing he would be right out (the item he needed was in the first store inside the door), I waited in the car, thinking I could relax for a few minutes.
Suddenly I heard a loud rumble and some shouts - and I saw this:
It's dumb stunts like this that give skateboarders a bad reputation. Seriously. This video (with apologies for the quality, but there's only so much you can do in a parking garage) was taken in the middle of a very busy afternoon at the local mall.
These two idiots raced down all the levels of the garage, over and over. (I shot the video the second time they rolled by.) The turns are tight and blind for drivers. And I would point out that they aren't even wearing helmets but, really, a helmet won't matter much when they get hit by a car.
Where is mall security??? And what were these two drinking when they decided this was a good idea?
Yes, I called security.
I hope Sk8terdude is never dumb enough to try something like this but, if he is, I hope there's a mom (or someone) in the parking lot who cares enough to take action.
Sometimes it's not enough to "lounge."