My frustration goes beyond the damage of my brand new car. I would be a real asshole if that was the root of my frustration. I could care less about the car-it’s fixable right? I’m not going to moan and groan about a damaged vehicle when there are mothers and fathers walking in the cold with their children bustling themselves to school and work.
No-I’m not even frustrated with my lower back-the pain caused by initial impact forced me to miss a couple days of work-it’s made me think carefully about taking prescription strength muscle relaxers and over the counter pain medication. One will knock me out for sure and make it impossible to keep up with my young students.
No-my frustration doesn’t even lie with my physical pain. I may go as far as saying my frustration goes beyond the fact that someone hit me and chose to not stop and make sure I was okay.
My frustration lies with the fact that the police officer at the New Haven Police Department was visibly annoyed with my questions.
My frustration lies in the blatant disregard for my well being.
It lies in the 9-1-1 dispatcher’s annoyance when she answered my 9-1-1 call. It lies in the ambulance drivers telling me that the person that hit me will probably not get prosecuted.
“This happens all the time”, they told me. They said so in a matter of fact tone as they took my vitals while we waited for the police to show up (The officer arrived over an hour after calling 9-1-1)to the scene of the hit and run.
How many other residents of New Haven received this kind of disregard?
That’s where my frustration and anger is truly rooted.
A New Haven resident, (born and raised) told me,
“This is how it is in this city. I’ve been violated so many times. There is no point in going to the authorities because they really do not care”.
This has become an accepted way of life for some residents. That’s just not acceptable to me. Considering the current social climate am I overreacting or am I right in my frustrations? Leave a comment below, I’d love to read your thoughts. Until next time, continue to go forth in love!