Later in the right, the lady sitting on my right wanted to wind down, but noticed it wasn’t winding down. She then asked me to wind down, and I asked her why. She said she wanted to throw a sweet wrapper out. The next thing that came out of my mouth was...
“Are you alright?”
I was extremely surprised. I expected that she of all people would know better.
“You want to throw something out of my car window on the street.”
Because of my scolding, she tried to defend herself. “It’s just a small sweet wrapper.”
“Ehn ehn, so what? And you go to ABC church. You are supposed to know better.” I continued my scolding.
“You are a Christian, and are supposed to make a difference.”
She tried to say something else to defend herself.
I now said “Thank God you didn’t throw it out. If you throw anything out of my car window, I will stop the car, you will get down, and you will pick it up! How can you litter the road?”
At this point, she got the message.
“Anytime you have something like that, just put it in your bag, and when you get home, throw it in the bin.”
End of conversation.
I am actually surprised that in this day and age, with all the awareness and shouts of CHANGE up and down, enlightened people can still think throwing things out of cars and littering streets is normal. I just cannot wrap my head around it. And to think she actually asked me to allow her wind the glass down, when she knows I like things being done properly. She must have really thought that it was very normal.