As a parent and citizen of our small town, i feel compelled to write.
A couple of weeks ago a terrible accident occurred involving five young men. Luckily four of them walked away seemingly ok— the fifth was not so lucky. They may not have been severely injured on the outside but that does not mean they aren’t on the inside.
I was in the local grocery store the other day and felt anger and compassion for one young man. He was buying some food when a lady approached him. She said, “You were in that accident, weren’t you?”
He bowed his head and nodded.
She proceeded to give him a lecture and asked why he did not stop the driver.
Seriously, they need encouragement not lectures. Maybe she should have asked if he was ok.