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13 Dec 2005

Are you perfect?
Yesterday my husband had an epileptic fit at a nursery. It took him a long time before he could drive home, and that went very slow and very calculated as he had double vision and still very confused.

On the road people got impatient because he was driving very slow and scream all kinds of insults at him.

They accused him of being drunk!!

This world appears to be full of very perfect people just a pity they are so ignorant, rude and plain common stupid!
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

This local SA world, especially, is full of selfish, irresponsible and vicious drivers. Sorry to hear of your husband's problem, and hope it comes right.
This is a rare occasion when I disagree with FIO --- no notice was needed. In a civilized society, we should all understand that there could be many different good reasons why someone is driving slowly, and not make the immediate assumption that they are wicked, and that we are each of us such incredibly important people that being delayed by a few minutes isn't just mildly annoying but outrageous. If other drivers had known the circumstances, they may have had the right to disagree with his decision to drive, but this NEVER gives them the right to be rude and abusive. People with problems have a right to expect others to be understanding, sympathetic and helpful --- if that principle has to be abandoned, then the country has no hope for the future.
But I do agree that after a fit, someone else should have driven him home.
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