By AHole - 21/11/2012 14:03 - United States - Grand Forks
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I'm gonna go with: come ON people! You all get to sit here with 20/20 hindsight when you all know that you'd have done the exact samt thing! A stressed out parent trying to deliver her kid(s) to school sees someone parking in the drop-off area and does not notice that there just MIGHT be a wheelchair (or maybe a discreet handicap sticker) involved? As others say, once OP found out the real reason, she felt bad, as any other good person making an honest mistake would do. One could also make the argument that the mother of the wheelchair kid should have found a handicap spot for unloading, instead of using the "quickly stop your car and let the kids out, then move the f*ck outta here"-drop off space. Just sayin'
She is patient with those who are disabled. she just didn't know.. Usually people use these area to park when they're not suppose to just so they don't have to walk. She had no idea the woman was unloading her disabled child till she saw it. And it sounds like ops feels horrible about it.
Who says she doesn't have special tags? You're all assuming that she has no stickers or anything on her car, but maybe OP simply didn't see them because she was too busy being an asshole. If you are so busy that you can't wait a few seconds to see if someone has a legitimate reason for doing something before losing your shit, then you need to loosen up your schedule a bit.
And that's why we should all take a second to consider our actions
You shoulda saw that one coming!
U didn't know it was an accident it happens all the time
It's still stupid and rude. The car horn is not a dislike button to be used to vent your displeasure. It's meant to be a warning system. Acting like an arrogant idiot in this situation could've done more harm than good. Example: confused kid stops walking to find the noise source while distracted driver does the same = accident. What if it wasn't a handicapped child but child-safe doors? OP had no way of knowing why the woman got out of the car and blaring the horn was unnecessary in just about any way this scenario would've played out.
I just put myself in your shoes and felt so awkward/horrible. FYL
91, Are you expecting the disabled kid to get out and get their own wheelchair just so the mother doesn't 'park'? You're damn near as much of a prick as the OP. If people weren't so quick to assume and be impatient and intolerant we'd have far fewer of these kinds of situations.
You could of waited patiently. You have set a bad example for your kid and for the other mothers too. You have a son you should of learned to be patient a long time ago. Or maybe you could have gone around her.
We're teaching. Because if we don't correct their mistakes now, then they won't be corrected at all and when it comes to writing something important, like a résumé (CV), then if they have a bunch of spelling and grammar mistakes they're going to look like a complete idiot. It's for the greater good. We're helping ;) That's my excuse anyway.