Why are people on the bus rude?
My new book!
I just got my book in the mail!!!
I ordered this book in-store about 3 weeks ago. I was super excited to get it, and when they called me yesterday to come and get it, I was more than excited to go then, until I realized it was ten minutes until the mall closed.
I was forced in agony to wait until today to get it, and I bouncing around all morning waiting for 10am because that's when the mall opens. I got the boys ready, and I was slow because of the heat, but when I got to the mall... Some how I had so much energy and I nearly ran to the book store to get my book. I got my book, and I was leaving, I wanted to so badly look at my book and read it. I knew however that it might be better to wait until I get home.
I was waiting for the bus when I went to look at the book, as soon as I pulled it out the bus came. I put it away, and then situated myself and the boys on the bus. Then I knew I had an opportunity to look at it while I waited for the bus driver to come back. I took out the book and because I couldn't just look at the front, I opened it up and browsed through the pages briefly.
I looked over everything quickly, and was amazed at he detail, the design, the images, the words, I was overcome by a bunch of joy... I said out loud to my son Logan "It's everything I thought it would be and more" I hugged the book, and then put it back in my bag.... Then I noticed something....
I noticed this...
Look at that look on her face....
She was just staring at me with that look on her face. I put the book in my bag and she just stared at me like that. I wondered for a moment if she noticed then my necklace with the Ankh and realized that I'm into the Ancient Egyptians... I also thought maybe she was sickened by my book because she herself may be religious....
I thought about it a lot... I just didn't want to ask her why she was staring at me. I took this picture and she didn't even notice that I was taking it, even though I have a note 2 and they are not small phones. I pretended I was texting my husband though. I was shocked that people on the bus can be this rude. I was so happy to have my book and this lady and her strange look had to make me uncomfortable.... I really really just wanted to enjoy my book. I am now that I'm home with it, but for someone in public to do this to someone else. I had to write about it.
The ladies behind me were laughing at how cute my Logan was, and they even said "Nice book" They never looked at me strangely for having a book. Even for the type of book it is, I still feel like it's my business and not really others to judge someone... Or am I reading to far into this stare?
These are some of the pages from my new book!
Public transportation sucks!
I just wish that it wasn't weird for people to see other people looking at their religious books... Why is society so bent on shaming, and hating everyone for anything, everything? With life being like this it's making it hard for children to learn, and be themselves. I don't want my children to grow up hiding certain things from their friends because they fear they will lose their friends. I've lost a few friends when I came out of the broom closet.
I know that you can't change how people will react, or how they will treat a particular situation, but I wish for my children's sake I could... I wish for them that I could protect them from whatever may come from whatever path they choose later in life. If I can't even look at a book on the bus in public without getting this kind of look... What will happen when my kids go to school with their book of shadows in their backpacks? Will the school call me and say they threw it out?
Oh man if they did that I would go down there with my lawyer, and sue their butts off! No one has the right to take anyone's books from them no matter what type of religious material. I just feel that this lady could of decided to go about things differently. I mean I don't stare at people like that when they have bibles, or handing me pamphlets on the street, I smile and say thank you and then gracefully hand it to someone else on my way into the mall. I may not believe in their God but I don't disrespect their God. I wish people were more like me I guess...
I try to practice good manners, and I have learned that a little bit goes a long way, and my boys deserve the best chance in life. They shouldn't feel pressured into conformity because its the mainstream thing. I feel that they will be as unique as me. I just want them to know that they are allowed to choose, and the choice is not wrong no matter what others may feel. It's what will give them the spirituality they need.
Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed my hub :)