Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. ~ Proverbs 15:1

I made an emergency trip to Fred Meyer the other afternoon to pick up some milk, juice, bananas, and diapers...the grandboys were napping and Dear Hubby was home. As I got out of my truck I witnessed an exchange between two people:

An overweight woman about my age had just finished putting groceries in her car. Instead of taking the empty cart to the cart bin maybe 50 feet from where she was parked she just gave it a push and sent it sailing across the parking lot, not even looking to see where it was going or if anyone was in its path. A man who was getting in to his truck stopped and looked at her in disbelief.

"HEY!" he yelled. "What do you think you're doing?!"

She looked at him and gave him an 'I could care less' shrug.

That set him off!

"You stupid EXPLETIVE! EXPLETIVE! You can't even walk it over to put it away?! No wonder you're so EXPLETIVE FAT!!!!"

(I'll leave the EXPLETIVE words to your...imagination. It doesn't take much to fill 'em in.)

Two wrongs don't make a right.

So much for the society we live in...


Betty said...

You are so right! I don´t agree with what the woman did, or how some people think they need to say those f-words in every sentence they make. Makes you sad.

PS. I do love your new background!! Wow, it´s pleasure to look at.

Rob-bear said...

And there are actually people, somewhere, who think North Americans are "civil" live in "civilized" societies.

Lord, have mercy!

Ronnica said...

If he really cared, he should have just taken the cart and put it away. She would likely have seen it and (possibly) been shamed into not doing it again. That last part wouldn't matter though...he would have done the right thing even if it never influenced her behavior.

Anita said...

Your last two statements - perfectly summed up.