Once, a woman stood next to me at the traffic light. And then when I saw that no cars were coming, I began to walk across the road on a red light. The woman, who at this point was standing in the same place as me, asked if the light was already green, whereupon I, because I took it for a telling-off, snapped at her asking if she thought she was my mother. When she then explained that she was blind, my heart sank into my boots. I ran back to her, apologized a thousand times and said that I hadn't noticed, and that the light was still red. Even today I am embarrassed when I think of this story, even though I really didn’t realize and since then I have taken it upon myself to pay more attention to my surroundings and not behave so arrogantly to fellow human beings.
Posted on 06.05.2013, 02:02:14 CET