I was going to update with a quick food post today but I just had to share my day. I’ve been having not so great days lately, and it’s nothing specific going on – I just feel like I’m in a slump. Anyhow, I drove home today from work and as I approached the driveway to my house (it’s a shared driveway between different houses) – there were two Pacific Islander kids blocking the driveway. It was a sister and brother I assume, both must have been under the age of 10. They were blocking the lane but as I turned in, they moved off to the side. I look to the back and see the boy calling me the B word. This young kid. I stopped my car and got out. I usually do this anyway. I stop my car and get out to get our mail. The two kids were standing there. I’m looking at both in the eyes and you can tell the boy has a guilty but naughty ridden look on his face.

What did I end up doing? Well. I nicely said hi to both of them to which they both said hi as well. I asked how they were going and the sister and brother both say they are okay, the sister friendlier. I grab my mail, close the mailbox and wish them both a good night and she tells me, you too. I drive off and as I’m parking, I see they are both watching me. Not sure what to make of that but fine. What does one do in that scenerio anyway? I could have reacted poorly because I know for a fact the boy called me the b word, but what would that accomplish? Nothing. Might as well kill a person with kindness and hope they will pay it forward in the future. What happened certainly ruined my night but I feel good in how I handled it and in the end, I don’t feel anger – just a bit of sadness. You never know what people are going through in their lives to make them lash out the way they do.

I hope everyone has a fabulous Friday and weekend! Here’s a picture I took when I took a hike up the Makapuu Trail.



  1. jalna says:

    There have been times when I’ve snapped at people, and never, ever have I ended up feeling good about it. I’m glad you reacted how you did, Jenny. Good for you.

  2. Anon .com says:

    You are so thoughtful and introspective to have treated the situation like this, although yelling can be stress relieving too!;) with the kids being on your premises , a negative reaction may have had a consequence to your car or property.

    • jenny says:

      Yes, agree Anon! If you knew me, you’d know that I yell all the time already…hehehe. Thanks for the reminder about property and car, you’re right! They could easily lash out in worst ways.

  3. Honolulu Aunty says:

    He was just being a stupid pre adolescent chest banger with a new word, and you were being a lady. He probably felt bad and learned a valuable lesson.
    Btw, I’ve been called worse, lol.

    • jenny says:

      Thanks Aunty! I do hope he did learn a lesson as well. I know that things that happened to me as a kid helped shape me to who I am today. Also, I’ve been called way worst too…lol

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