While driving out of my housing tract on a Friday afternoon, I noticed a lot of people driving slower than usual. People taking cell phone pictures, talking to people on their phones etc. What they were gawking at was a young man lying on the road, his head on a rock, his feet in the street, soaked from the rain and covered in mud.
I stopped and offered him help. He said he'd been there about an hour, waiting for help. He's developmentally disabled, and has a hard time walking. He had fallen and was just too tired to get up.
I helped him into my truck, talked on the trip home, and I figure he will need help again sometime in the future.
I'm not patting myself on the back, I'm writing to say shame on you.
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You need to look at the possibility that this could've been your boy out in the world. Shame on you for letting him lie in the mud in the road.
There are others in his family home who really wanted him home. He could've been out of the mud, out of the rain, etc. Shame on you, but, maybe next time you can think of someone else besides yourself.