The Internet supports my mom to turn her into a reckless driver, tore my dad for not caring

Online commentators were appalled after a woman described her husband’s reaction to a reckless driver who nearly hit their children and their dog.

in viral form reddit Post posted in r/AmITheA**hole, Redditor u/Puzzlehead_Gate562 (otherwise referred to as the original poster, or OP) said she handed the driver over to the authorities, but was reprimanded and insulted by her husband for doing so.

entitled “[Am I the a**hole] To reprimand a woman and call the police for driving her into a field my children were playing in? ” mail He got more than 7,500 votes in less than eight hours.

The original poster wrote that her two young children were playing ball while she was working on training the family dog, and said she was shocked to see an SUV speeding right on the set.

“A woman in an SUV jumps over the curb and speeds near us 6 feet from the children,” she wrote. “One of the kids made amazing noises and [the dog]being really protective…charging the car.”

“I kept driving,” the original poster added.

The original poster explained that much of the skin on her hands had been burned with her dog’s leash when she chased after the car, and said she had brought her children inside before confronting the reckless driver, who stopped at the edge of the playground and the children were playing. at.

“When she stopped, I went to the passenger side window and told her she nearly ran over my children and my dog,” she wrote. “She doesn’t seem to care, so she continued, I told her it was a field and not a road and asked her if this was her property.”

“She said no, she doesn’t want to have to walk and will drive the way she wants,” the original poster continued. “I went inside and called the police. I gave them her license plate number, explained what had happened and showed them the footage from our security cameras.”

Although she is vigilant and protective of her children and her dog, the original poster said her husband disagreed with how she handled the frightening situation.

“My husband said I was ‘Karen,'” she wrote. “Many of my fingers lost most of the skin around the first two knuckles. I can not bend it. Half a centimeter high blisters are forming and they hurt like hell.”

“But he still called me Karen saying I was over-dramatic,” the original poster added.

The Karen The label, often used in viral Internet posts and memes, is “a derogatory slang term for a hateful, angry, self-righteous, and often racist, woman who uses her privilege to get her way or to control the behavior of others,” according to Dictionary.com. .

Initially intended for disgruntled restaurateurs and angry retail customers who would settle for nothing less than talking to the establishment’s manager, the past two years have seen the label become a flashpoint in the lexicon of cancelation culture.

In the last year alone, NEWSWEEK Numerous cases of wreaking havoc have been reported before Child accused of stealing from Walmartunleashed Noisy stinging against the mask On the grocery store employees and Assault on a maintenance worker who was simply trying to do his job.

However, while New York times mentioned In 2020, when Karen’s was now roaming “restaurants and stores… spewing poison and calling the authorities to gossip”, several commentators responded to the original poster, asserting that her behavior was not in keeping with Karen’s mark, and that her husband stepped out of line to carelessly accuse her of causing Unnecessary drama.

The mother comforts the child who seems nervous
Members of Reddit’s r/AmITheA** hole forum rushed to the defense of a mother whose children were nearly hit by a speeding driver.
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In the highest comment in the post, which received nearly 8,000 votes, Redditor u/Trixi-applecreek confirmed that the original post had justified their reaction while targeting both her husband and the accelerator driver.

“[Not the a**hole], “they wrote.” But your husband. So is the driver.”

Redditor u/sugarintheboots, whose response has garnered more than 3,000 votes, echoed that sentiment.

They commented “I’m glad your kids are doing well, take care of these fingers.” “A husband can sleep in the kennel. I can’t imagine what kind of man would go wrong in your care of your children.”

“So your husband is so pathologically weak that it’s okay to injure his wife and children on the verge of death?” Redditor u/crockofpot is confusingly attuned.
In a separate comment, which has nearly 1,000 votes, Redditor u/Kirin2013 provided a more balanced response.

“[Not the a**hole], they wrote. “If the police consider it abusive enough to call them [the driver]You are clearly not wrong.”