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ranting about rude people again.
Posted By: Faux Pas, on host
Date: Sunday, September 16, 2001, at 19:40:27

We went to the NY RenFair. On the way back today, we noticed dozens and dozens of people going towards our town's police station/city hall complex for a candlelight memorial thing. As we were driving past them, our car's windshield was struck by something -- we saw two teenagers running away. My wife and I whipped around and stopped them. The father -- a much bigger man than I -- started yelling that it was just an accident; that it was just a candle stub one of his daughters was kicking all the way down the street. He just kept getting madder and madder that we had stopped them after he explained it was an accident. "It was just an accident!" he kept saying.

Our car was fine; he didn't ask. We were fine; he didn't ask. He didn't even say, "Sorry about that." No. He just turned and walked away with his family.

Here he is, a man and a family, about to attend what basically is a pep rally for America and American beliefs. Meanwhile, he shows to his entire family that if you do something wrong the best thing to do is run away and try not to get caught. If you do get caught, never admit you may have done something wrong. Above all, never apologize.

We decided not to go to the candlelight memorial.