The other day hubby was going into workout club. He was in the parking lot and heard a LOUD “bang”. Not sure what happened, he got out to see a Ford pickup that had misjudged a parking space and hit a Ford Explorer (the Ex driver was not there). It was a good amt of damage…not just a door ding. Brent waited to see what was going to happen…the driver was a kid (it was MLK day, teenager CITY at the club that day) – prob high school aged. He didnt see Brent watching. He backed out FAST and headed to the back of the parking lot…parked his truck in a space and ran into the club.
Brent stood there unsure of what to do.
It was pouring ran…so, he didnt leave a note on Explorer. He considered chasing said kid down and confronting him, but then you run into the “grown many confronting a teenager” scenario and that is NOT a good. So, he wrote a note to mgmt (and talked to them) and put his # on note. He suggested them checking their cameras and said if someone comes in to ask, for them to call him and he’d tell them the whole story and help as best he could.
The conversation that this brought up with me/hubby when he got home went like this…
In an age of ‘lookin out for #1’ WHAT would our kids do in this same situation?? Have we taught them that to be responsible…to do the right thing? HOW are we trying to show them the ‘way that they should go’ so they wont depart from it? Are WORDS enough? Are we DOING enough? No and no.
We live in a world that teaches “do what FEELS right FOR YOU”. If no one saw it, it didnt happen. You DESERVE to not have to deal w/that…it was an accident…you dont DESERVE to get in trouble.
What do you think? What are we teaching our kids? Am I teaching my kids to do the right thing thru my actions (not just my words?). Do I model honesty and integrity in the way I handle myself? Do I use my words to build up or tear down when (I think) no one is looking/listening? Do I make choices that are what God wants for me, not only what I want for me?
It really got us thinkin…
What would OUR kids do in that situation?