Some People Just Suck

I’m going to deviate from my usual format to share with you a part of my day. It was unsettling.

I was late for work. My ride forgot to pick me up so I had to go by foot. I ran and powerwalked my way for about a mile. Did it in about 8 minutes. I made good time.

Upon arriving at work a co-worker, who happens to be black, was leaving. But there was one problem, she had a flat tire. Apparently she had no tire jack. I personally haven’t driven in years and she was not about to walk anywhere and I get that.

Apparently a man, whom I knew to be fairly conservative, said he had a tire jack she could have. So I thought, oh, he’s going to change her tire for her. Apparently the complete opposite occurred.

This so called man apparently gave her the jack and just left her to change the tire on her own. I asked her later if he had tried to help at all and she said no. And quite frankly it pissed me off. Because she had no idea how to properly change a tire while on an incline.

The man who gave her the jack, as I mentioned earlier, I knew for years to be rather somewhat of an abrasive, tactless and very Southern car salesman. Whom I would have believed would have been fully capable of changing a tire quickly. But he didn’t. He just gave her the jack and left her.

Time passed by, then some more time passed by and still no one would help her except for one man.

So I went out there. And apparently an elderly black man had approached her to try and help. But he wasn’t strong enough to jack up the vehicle. So my worn out self tried to do it.

Little did I know the emergency break wasn’t on. As soon as the SUV started lifting the jack shifted. I was bewildered. It bewildered me. But I proceeded to jack up the vehicle.

It took forever to readjust the jack every 30 seconds. The vehicle wasnt stable, but I didnt know that. Yet when I finally got the vehicle lifted, since the parking break wasn’t on, the vehicle almost rolled back on me.

Long story short, I just want to make it known that some people who want to act like they care about others, really don’t. No car dealership salesman would just abandon a woman after giving her a car jack. No car dealership person would just forget to not make sure she knew exactly how to change it.

But let us just say this man had to be somewhere. So he had to leave. Why take the time to rummage through his truck for the jack to begin with? Why on an incline though did he not realize that she needed help and change the tire for her? Unless he didn’t like something about her. He didn’t like something about her for some reason because he just gave her the jack and ditched her.

We all do what we have to do to try and feel better about ourselves. To leave a person who doesn’t look like you in appearance or you dont like their appearance to fend for themselves in a situation where they need your help is wrong, hurtful and just worthless. Is this assertion accurate? Based off of what I know about him I am almost 100 percent positive he is a racist person.

But I’m not going to make that assertion about him. I’m going to cut him some slack and just move on to my point.

Some people just really suck is my point. I don’t understand racism. People are people. We all make mistakes. But to intentionally judge someone based on the color of their skin is a tale all too common in some places. And it sickens me.

It makes me so sad. And the fact no one helped her except for an elderly black man I’m sure wasn’t the highlight of her day. The elderly man couldn’t operate the jack and wasn’t strong enough to elevate the SUV to where it needed to be. So I helped best I could.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Secret Bree says:

    This is horrible! Far out! Yes, some people certainly do suck.

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    1. J.Michael says:

      I know. And the saddest part is that she is from out of town. She didn’t have anybody to come get her or help her with a ride. I know the guy could have really quickly helped her and he didn’t. Just proved what I already knew about the guy. I thought wow, he was going to be nice for once. Nope.

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  2. kristianw84 says:

    First of all, thank you for being you, Jared. The world needs more people like you.

    Secondly, people do suck! I will never understand how anyone can look at another person and fail to see the human spirit within. It both saddens and angers me.

    All we can do is try to lead by example, and hope that love will conquer hate.

    Well done, my friend.

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    1. J.Michael says:

      Thank you Kristian. The world needs more people like you too girl.

      Liked by 1 person

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