posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 07:14 PM
This is slightly off topic as response to several posters.
So, many angry nasty greedy people here. Why do we feel the need to put people down who need help? Why is there so much need for revenge? You people
have no empathy for others and I'm really sad for you.
I got rear ended by someone without insurance. I remember making sure him, his wife and baby were alright. The guy had just bought the vehicle two
weeks prior and it was a complete loss and not fully paid for. I was fully covered and I had no real anger toward him - he was a young guy with a new
family and I figured that his loss was enough punishment for him. Hell I even let them use my phone to get a ride and offered them a ride had they not
found one. I was even a bit more distraught when the state patrol wrote him a ticket for not having insurance an extra $500 over the $200 plus one he
got for hitting me.
You can call him a criminal, but I don't agree he's nothing but a man just like the rest of us. Just starting out in life and figuring out how to
make ends meet doesn't make him a criminal for being poor. That doesn't happen for guys who's parents pay for college, buy them everything they
need until they figure out how to do it on their own. Criminal for being poor and uneducated? BS.
Looking at it as an outsider I see the guy struggling and learning a lesson the hard way, but then I see that the lesson is compounded by Law
Enforcement who's intentions are good, but just result in making this guys struggle even harder by adding that extra $500 for not paying the
corporate rip off insurance companies.
In all reality insurance is nothing, but a scam anyway.
I remember sitting there thinking - this guys a laborer making probably 10 bucks an hour and now he owes a couple thousand on his vehicle and is
without it any longer, has a wife and baby to feed. How can you laugh at another's pain is beyond me.
There's so many people here who will stomp on a man when he's down, instead of looking at the big picture of life, love, liberty and happiness.
Chill out people and quit wishing bad things for people - except for a few permanent miscreants most of us have done screw-ups in our lives and we
have moved on.
Sometimes it was just bad luck, if you had a perfect squeaky clean life, good for you keep it going and maybe put out your hand and help someone
sometime along instead of always clobbering them with a bat every time they misstep.
Who is the real criminal in the Eyes of God? The guy who makes you pay to go to school unharmed or the little guy who sneaks by the bully without
paying another day.
[edit on 4-6-2008 by verylowfrequency]