Question – which scene do you think would ignite a reaction, A or B ?
A. A man in a car crossed over the pedestrian designated line and a male pedestrian lost it.
B. A woman in a car crossed over the pedestrian designated line and a male pedestrian lost it.
Without hesitation I would say B, becaaue of “generalization”until this morning. I’m walking on Robson Street (for my non-local readers) this is one of the busiest streets in DT Vancouver. I’m listening to my tunes and it happened.
A woman driver crossed the pedestrian line (not by much), the guy with his Timmy coffee had to walk a few steps around and lost it – yes, he did and went a step further to kick her car. Oh no he didn’t! The woman exited her car, confronted the man and pushed
him – he stands there clearly in shock.
She turns to go back to her car – and he followed her. She turned around and now with both hands pushed him again. He stands there and I’m thinking…buddy get your ass outta here cause you’re about to be assed whipped. Wow, he heard me thank God and retreated. She got into her car and took off before I could ask for her autograph.
Priceless life lesson and here’s why. I admire women who take a stand for themselves. Which usually happens after being pushed around too many times – by either sex.
I’m positive that if this was a male driver, the male pedestrian maybe would have given the driver a dirty look, the finger, or swore at him, but he would likely not kick his car. Because it’s a female he may have felt confident he could be aggressive and put on a “big boy show”, until he messed with the right woman.
So lesson learned – do not assume that because she’s a woman she’s not going to get in your face and defend herself. Wanna bet the next time this happens to him he’ll keep walking?
Sometimes we have to choose which battles to fight and which ones to walk away from. Clearly this was one that this woman felt she needed to fight.