Tolerance Sought In Time Of Turmoil



Recently, my son was at the skate park. He parked his car in a handicapped parking space, which he should not have done, and was working on his stereo system. He wasn't bothering anyone, he wasn't threatening anyone, and he wasn't being abusive. He was simply minding his own business. Unfortunately, he is 19 and owns a sports car.

An older man came up to my son and pointed out to him that he was parked in a handicapped parking space, and then told him to "move the piece of ..." (Would he have talked that way to a man his own age? I guess his age gave him the right to talk to a young person that way.)

This man accused my son of littering because he had his car tools on the ground. He also asked my son if he was rich (what does that have to do with anything?), and proceeded to call the police.

This whole situation should have been handled in a different manner. In a time when America is crying out for unity, it is unfortunate that there are those who would rather maintain a division because they think all young people with sports cars are nothing but punks who need to be put in their place.

Sir, you are a very poor example.

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