So much for trying to be a good citizen
When my mom was driving us home last week, she commented on how hard it was to see because of the sun that was shining directly into the windshield of our car.
No sooner did she say that when we saw a man and a lady wearing dark clothes walking just ahead of us in the street. Fortunately, another car wasn’t coming from the other direction, so my mom was able to swerve into the other lane.
After our hearts stopped pounding, my mom said, “I don’t think those people understand how dangerous it is for them to be walking in the street.”
So, being a good citizen, she drove back to warn them.
However, before she could say a word, the lady put up her hand and shouted: “Whatever you have to say, I don’t want to hear it.”
Flabbergasted, my mom then tried to talk to the man and said, “I’m so sorry if I scared you, but the sun at this time of day is blinding, and it was hard to see you.”
In response, he screamed, “If you are too old to see, then you shouldn’t be driving!”
These people were clueless. Why did they think it was OK to walk on the road?
Clueless is correct. They were asking for trouble by wearing dark clothes and walking in the street at dusk.
I understand they might have been shaken by a car heading in their direction. But come on, it wasn’t a hit-and-run. Despite their putting themselves in harm’s way, it was admirable your mom tried to apologize and warn them that they were in danger.
Unfortunately, they weren’t interested in hearing what she had to say and felt justified in yelling and accusing her of being a bad driver.
When some humans get angry, you can’t believe the terrible things they do — yell, curse, punch a wall, take drugs, pick a fight, you name it.
Seeing such outrageous human behavior does make one realize how blessed we are to be dogs.
© 2022 Geneva Woodruff
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