Nosey Members of the Public
April 9, 2012 1 Comment
I was at the gas station the other day, waiting in line. A man in line behind me noticed the bruises from my accident last weekend, and asked what happened. I told him, he expressed sympathy, and that was that.
On my way back to my friend’s car, I realized–what if I hadn’t been in an accident? What if my partner abused me? What if I’d been sexually assaulted?
How would I have reacted? How would he have reacted? Would he have believed me, and expressed sympathy in the same way he did for my car accident? Would he have asked more questions?
Frankly, I’m at a loss.
What do you think? Should Random Stranger have asked about my injuries? Was he being rude?