Brattled (brat’ uld) – adj. The unsettling feeling, at a stoplight, that the busload of kids that just pulled up beside you is making fun of you.
Did you ever get that feeling that someone is making fun of you while you are driving? Well, you are most likely are being brattled, and they are making fun of you. It could be anything that makes kids giggle and point, from your car to your hair, or your clothes. You get the feeling that something is just not right, and these elementary school students somehow saw something that you missed. Is there bird poo on your car? Key scratches? Paw prints? If you are a woman driver, maybe they saw you applying make-up they think your lipstick shade is out of date. Maybe your big fluffy eyelashes look more like caterpillars to them. If you are driving a company car, they might be making fun of the car itself with its slogan or logo, especially if you are driving something like this:
Every driver gets brattled at some point. Do your best to ignore it, or find a way to freak out the little boogers by giving them the scare they deserve by pressing your own face to the side window glass just show them that you can be just as silly as they are. It might make you feel better when you see their reactions, and so totally worth it.
Hard work spotlights the character of people: Some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all. …Sam Ewing