I was driving over to mums and sat at the traffic lights, a car pulled up behind me and as you do I looked in the rear view mirror.
What I saw was truly horrific a woman who looked as if she was in her late 50's early 60s was driving and I presume the man beside her around the same age (who sat in the front passenger seat) was her husband. Also in the back I could make out a kid maybe 8/9 years old.
The woman almost without turning side ways punched him hard IN THE FACE! He immediately tried to shield his face, cowered down and looked like he was going to cry. :-(!
Gawd I felt awful, I didn't know what to do, soon after the lights changed and I had to move, they spun off in a different direction. I dread to think what his New Years is going to be like.
You hear about men being abused but you never see it. True he could have said or done something to upset her, but still.
I used to be in a violent relationship, but we would set each other off and I would fight my corner even though he was 6ft4, well built and muscly. Because of that (me fighting and fighting back) , I didn't blame him because I felt we abused each other an unwritten agreement if you like. It was only when his councellor pointed out it wasn't exactly a fair fight that I felt hard done by...lol.
So what Im saying is that wasn't the face of an abuser, he looked like a victim, even before it kicked off something looked wrong.
With hind sight my car was in front of hers, I could have got out and said something, I would have if Id thought it through as my car blocked hers, though maybe she could have driven round me. However by saying something I could also have made things worse for him. And of course I didnt think to record the drivers plate number, it all happened so fast. Honestly I'm not shy violet I would have told her in no uncertain terms thats was inappropriate and cruel.
Lastly I would just like to say Id been listening to Terry Thomas on the radio, so it may have come out more like, "Madam do you think that's a ladylike way to behave" in my best BBC English " Bad show old girl. Bad show"....lol...Sorry not funny but sad things do sometimes lead you to dark humour!
Anyway if you believe I should have done more please tell me what, if I see her again I will take her out! Just kidding, who knows what was going on in their relationship.
Oh and my New Years, home alone while the ex-BF goes to a party...charming
Hope you are all okay out there.
Could we move New Years Eve say to April 31st