Once, a woman stood next to me at the traffic lights. 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 traffic lights were 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 realise 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 03.05.2013, 17:15:39 CET