At first I saw the stick over the roof of the car, and then I could see:
red cheeks, eyes frightened, russian hockey t-shirt, stick in one hand, the other huge black bag on wheels.
Hockey player seven-eight years old.
Machine stood in his way so tightly that very heavy bag between them crawled.
I got out from behind the wheel, pushed to the kid and said sternly:
- Why did you cross the road in the wrong place? See how many cars? Yet not everyone will notice you and can crush. Only twenty meters from the pedestrian crossing. Is it so difficult to pass? Why take such a risk?
Cheeked boy in russian hockey t-shirt scared and confusely replied:
- My mom always leads me to a hockey game, but now she could not, there is a committee at her workplace.
The word "committee" made me laugh, I took a huge black bag, lifted it over my head and dirtying my pants on the cars bumpers, led the hockey player on the other side.
- Watch, do not do so. Need to cross the road? Go ahead twenty meters to the "zebra" and cross the road safely.
- Thank you, I will no longer. Today, just in a hurry, we have a game.
- Ok, good fellow. And what's your name?
- Come on, run, Timothy, good luck ...
... It took four hours.
Dark. Frost slept went nice snow. I just talked to the radio when in front of my hood, something flashed. It was a stick Timothy. At this time, as he had promised, he was crossing the road on "zebra", according to the rules.
I could not resist, leaned out the window and shout:
- Hi, Timothy! How is the game?!
The guy in the russian hockey t-shirt was surprised a little, smiled happily and replied:
- We won "3-1"! I scored a goal! And what are you doing here? Getting home?
And then composure left me, I waved Timothy to pass, closed the window and loudly, with an expression repeated all curses that have ever heard. In my opinion nothing was forgotten.
A boy in russian hockey t-shirt in four hours of life seen friends, laced kilometer laces, hockey won, even that's a goal scored, and I during this time in this nasty jam drove half-dead from the trees to the pedestrian crossing.
As much as 20 meters.