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While out shopping with two of my children, we headed to the parking lot and noticed a commotion with people staring in our general direction. In front of us, a very angry woman was slamming the door to her beaten-up vehicle. Her passenger was full of rage as well.
I was trying not to stare but it was difficult because we were walking right in front of the car. The exact moment we were clear of her car, she slammed the accelerator, screeching out of the parking space and missing my boy by only inches.
One missed step and my son would have been hit by this car. I was so angry; if the car hadn’t gone past me so quickly I would have slammed my fist on the hood and yelled.
This woman was so consumed by rage, she didn’t care about the safety of my child. But when I think about it, I didn’t see her, either. I was angry, too. It was a lesson for me that anger, regardless of our justification, can cause us to be blind to others.