There are certain factors that affect people to act beyond the accepted social norms it could be stress and imminent fight or flight mechanism triggered due to an emergency. Like a mom rushing through traffic worried of her child. She had worked nine hours at an under appreciated, under paid job that day. She’s eagerly driving home because she still has to cook for her children, help them with their homework, do laundry and then hopefully … if time allows … spend a few precious moments with her children which is the most important thing.
We need to remember …that the haggard looking, body pierced, overtly tattooed, disinterested and disillusioned young man who is having problems making change correctly is, in fact, an extremely stressed and worried 19-year-old college student. He’s currently mentally juggling and balancing his apprehensions over taking final exams … with his fear of not getting his student loans for next semester.
We need to remember … that the feeble elderly couple walking so “stinking” slow through the store aisles and blocking our shopping progress is savoring and enjoying this precious moment, knowing that, based on the biopsy report she got back last week, if God doesn’t intervene, this will be the last year that they go shopping together.