A guy was pulling into his driveway as his wife was leaving. She backed into him. He started yelling and blamed her. She blamed him. She got so mad that she called the police.
When the officer arrived and realized it was private property, she said it was not her jurisdiction. But as she was leaving, she said in her opinion it was the husband’s fault.
Fortunately for the husband, a neighbor saw everything and said it was the wife’s fault. But his wife, who saw everything from her kitchen window, loudly blamed the other husband. So now the neighbor and his wife are arguing as the guy returns to his house.
A group of Girl Scouts selling cookies down the street didn’t see the accident, but agree they won’t sell the husband any cookies.
The wife by now has gone to her hairdresser’s appointment, where everyone agrees it was his fault.
Back home, the husband calls his insurance agent. Unfortunately, his agent is in Minnesota duck hunting. The husband is able to reach the answering service and explains what happened. The woman on the phone says it was his fault. He hangs up.
He calls the insurance company’s 800 number and is told it will be 15 minutes before an agent is available.
By now he is apoplectic and gets one last idea. He calls his former agent with another company. After he explains at length what happened, the agent, not wanting to get involved, says his hands are tied.
A funny story, but isn’t this also the way it is in our society today? We will not admit that our side is wrong. The other side is responsible. They started it. Our side is always right, and their side is always wrong.
Where are the statesmen and stateswomen with the courage to work together and put community, state and country first?