Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Never Say It's Ok

I was at an Interstate rest area.  I saw a lady being yelled at by a man.  When she went to the restroom, I followed.  I said I have been in your place, what can I do to help?  She said nothing.  He is mad because I have to use the restroom.  Why do you say "IT'S OK".  He said he was sorry.  But that was not OK for him to yell at you.  I asked her to say thank you for saying you are sorry.  She said but he apologized.  I explained just saying "I'm sorry" is not an apology.  Saying Sorry is just that you are sorry that you said or did something OR you are trying to get out of trouble.  An apology is regretting the action (I'm Sorry) and finding a way not to do it again.  Do you see a way for the argument not to happen again?  Yes only if I do not eat or drink anything and I don't have to go to the restroom for the next 10 hours.    I know that is not going to happen.  If she does, she will have health problems.  Before she could finish using the restroom, he was knocking on the door, yelling for her to get out of the restroom.  There were a few ladies in the restroom, she would not tell us her name or where she is from and where she is going to and who the man was.  We gave her some money/change so she could call for help.  I hope she is ok.

Everyone, if someone is hurting you, Do not tell them "IT'S OK."   Saying that does not make the problem go away.  It's not Ok.  It is never OK. When you say it's ok, you tell them if you say I'm sorry then you can yell at me.  When there are high emotions, try to stay calm.  Anger breeds anger.  Yelling breeds yelling.  In the heat of the moment, a lot of things are said and done that should never happen.  If things are physical, please seek help.  Find a safe place to go.




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