By cristina_laila - 16/10/2011 01:13 - United States
cristina_laila tells us more.
I saw a man wearing a bike helmet, flailing his arms and following the little girls around. I kept jogging and saw a woman sitting on a park bench texting. She was completely out of site of the girls. I kindly asked her if she was their mother. When she replied 'yes', I told her that I saw a man talking to her daughters and that he looked like a weirdo...that's when she told me that the 'weirdo' was her disabled brother. I apologized to her and took off. I'm not a judgmental person; I was acting on my instincts as a woman to protect these young girls. Believe me, I'm mortified!!!
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I mean, your intentions were pure. I'd rather that you help prevent a situation than you allowing something to happen.
You shouldn't be so quick to judge those with disabilities, being different doesn't mean being a kiddy fiddler. Though admittedly you were acting out of concern and kindness.
OP wasn't judging a disabled person, they didn't know they were even disabled. OP just saw what could have been a potential pedo and wanted to make sure the children were safe. We need more people like OP in this world. Although you are correct that being different doesn't mean someone is a creeper, it's always better to be safe, than sorry.
(continuation of my previous comment) My mom had a friend in middle school who was killed by Ted Bundy! So even though this time it wasn't anything bad, it could have been, it's better to act, and be mistaken, rather than to not act, and a child gets kidnapped!! OP you did the right thing, good for you!!
You should have first asked the mother if she knew the guy instead of just assuming he was a weirdo.
I agree #10...However, when someone sees something that doesn't look right, one's words don't seem to come out in the nicest way. Until the words are already spoken. At that moment op was concerned for the children and not really thinking if that could be someone they knew.