Over the weekend my boyfriend Andrew and I were in Peoria getting a few things from Walmart. On our way home we stopped at McDonald’s to get something to eat. Nothing out of the ordinary… just a normal Friday night for us. On our way back I saw something that made me think a million different things.
In the middle of an intersection there was a head on crash between a truck and a car. From what I saw, there was an older couple in the truck and a mom with a few kids in the car. Glass and vehicle parts were all over the road. The mom with her kids all seemed to be fine, the kids were sitting on the side of the road on their phones and tablets looking unfazed while the mom paced back and forth. The older couple in the truck looked like they were stuck. It looked like the air bags had gone off and the front of the truck was mangled and smoking. Police and firefighters ran over to them and started to pry the doors open to get them out. As far as I know, everybody is ok, no serious injuries that I’ve heard of.
It was a fairly busy time of the day. A lot of people were going out to eat or trying to get home after a long day of work. With an accident that big traffic was going to slow down to avoid the scene of the accident. Most people these days only care about getting home as fast as they can to enjoy their Friday night. They only care about themselves which I cannot stand. As we were going 5 mph in a 35 people were getting angry. Horns were honking and people were getting impatient because they wanted to hurry up and get to where they were going. It didn’t seem like they really cared that there was an accident or somebody could be hurt or even dead. Inconsiderate.
We passed the accident and made it back home. I spent the rest of the night thinking about how cruel this world actually is. People have a hard time giving up something so little like a few minutes to slow down for an accident where somebody needs assistance. I know all people aren’t like this but a lot are and that needs to change if we want this world to become a better place. It’s not hard to do one nice thing a day, wether its giving somebody a compliment, donating something for somebody in need or sparing a few minutes out of your day to let a medical team assist people who could be hurt. If it was you in that accident I bet you would want people to be a little more considerate too. With that being said, I challenge everybody who reads this to do one nice thing a day.
That was my rant for the day, thanks for reading!