It is amazing how people can be insensitive to others not realizing that anything can happen to anyone. I recall an incident with a brother and a sister. The brother was mentally challenged. One day the sister came in a furniture store where I was working at the time; the brother happened to be passing by saw her and came in, walked up to her and greeted her with a hug. She shrugged him off and started cursing him, telling him not to hug her. Somewhat surprised at her behavior, I reminded her that he was her brother. She replied “Yes, but a don’t want him hugging me in public”. About a year later she suffered some kind of mental breakdown and she was in the street acting all crazy and I said to myself, just look at that! We need to be careful how we treat each other for we know not what tomorrow will bring.
- Why is it that most women like partner’s brothers but are biased with partner’s sisters (wiki.answers.com)
- “Yesterday’s Tomorrow” by Catherine West (onedesertrose.wordpress.com)