ABUSE WAS DISGRACEFUL
A FRIEND of mine was walking along Barnes Street in Clayton-leMoors last week.
She saw a boy on a scooter and his mum with her phone in her hand coming towards her so decided to move towards the wall side out of the way.
Unfortunately the scooter caught her and injured her ankle.
The mother turned on her and told her ‘……. You should ….look where you are going to and …..get home where you…. belong!’
There are strong swear words where the dots are!
Little did this person know that the lady they almost knocked over has had five hip replacements and may very well need another one due to brittle bone disease.
I hope this woman, who couldn’t speak without a swear word in a sentence, remembers this incident in her old age and hangs her head in shame as she should be doing now.
Two years ago same friend fell on Barnes Street over a broken flagstone, breaking her wrist. She rang the council and was asked “were you looking where you were walking and did you have sensible shoes on?” She answered yes to both questions.
Not a shred of sympathy given in either incident. What is the world coming to, have manners gone out of the window since facebook, twitter and the like came on the scene… ..I wonder?
We should all be able to walk in the streets anytime anywhere without being abused. Maureen Arnfield Leyland