By AHole - United States - Grand Forks
Today, the car in front of me in the drop-off area at my son's school parked, and the driver got out. I basically leaned on my horn and gave her every dirty look in the book. She said nothing but stared at me as she opened the back of her van to unload her child's wheelchair. I'm an asshole. FML
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  StalkerChick  |  13

People wrongly use the drop-off area all the time(they did at my old high school). That was just bad luck, OP. At least you feel bad about it. That makes you less of an asshole :)


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'

  gc327072  |  29

And being a disabled person myself, OP is indeed a giant ass. Learn to be patient with those who aren't so able-bodied. Learn to be patient in general.

  chell1894  |  13

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.

  twitch851  |  9

40, No, she is not, people park there all the time for a "moment" op had every right to do that. Also she has to have special tags for her child anyway, so she deserves it.

  Villy23  |  12

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.

By  Akharr01  |  5

You shoulda saw that one coming!

By  aruges93  |  12

U didn't know it was an accident it happens all the time

  ImaginaryFoe  |  0

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.

  twitch851  |  9

No it's not, people park there all the time for a "moment" op had every right to do that. Also she has to have special tags for her child anyway, so she deserves it.

  fordneagles  |  34

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.

By  noelykins1  |  19

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.

  fatcow282  |  8

You know its funny your quick to judge cause put in the same situation during a bad day that could have easely happen to u so wuit judging others u aint better

  MissEmma_fml  |  22

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.