How rude the world has become.
Jan. 3, 2012 6:48 pm
Updated: Jan. 13, 2012 1:27 am
I was shopping at a store today with my 8 yr. old grand daughter for a new bookshelf for her room. We were clearing out some old books and her shelf literally fell apart in our hands. We set off shopping at a few stores. Found a really cute "cookie jar"
which we bought, but finally found the perfect book shelf for her room. It was the last one in the store so we had to grab it, it was on sale. It was one of those that you have to put together so it was heavy. Had to have a dolly to get it to the car. Only
2 women were working the store so we were at our own to get help to get it into the car. Well, no man would actually make eye contact for me to ask for help, as usual. We manuvered it around the car and almost got it in the back seat, but it didn't fit, so
we slid it out back onto the dolly. We finally managed to get it in the back seat with moving the grand daughter into a seat on the opposite side of the car and leaning part of the box on her seat and the floor. This took some time. All this time a car was
parked behind ours as if waiting for someone to come out of one of the stores. I noticed there was a man in the drivers seat and was tempted to ask him for help, but decided not to, you never know. So, as driving out of the lot after finally getting the box
in the car, I noticed that the man in that car was a friend of my sons whom I have known for many years. This young man sat there watching us for all that time. I took the time to honk and wave to him as we left the lot, and I know he saw me then and acknowledged
me. I was quite hurt as I have befriended this boy when his parents didn't understand him and he needed someone to talk to and he came to me. My son happened to call me awhile after I got home and I told him about the incident. Well, I guess his "friend" was
on the phone to him when it happened and had called after we had left and told him that he "saw us at the store". This shows to me the callousness of young people today. Even if you didn't know me, would it have hurt you to help a struggling old woman and
child with a helpful hand? Don't ask me to help the young when they don't even attempt to help anyone else. My rant for the day. I did make it home to make a wonderful pork roast with potatoes, onions and carrots. And the collard greens with bacon and onion
with homemade biscuits. I had to take my frustration out, so I used it in cooking.