Actions Speak Louder than Words!

I am not sure where I found this illustration, but it goes a long way in proving that our actions do speak louder than words.

An honest man was being tailgated by a stressed out woman on a busy boulevard. Suddenly, the light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersections.

The tailgating woman hit the roof, and the horn, screaming in frustration as she missed her chance to get through the intersection.  As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer. The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up. He took her to the police station where she was searched, finger printed, photographed and placed in a holding cell.

After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects. He said, “I’m very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you, and cussing a blue streak at him. “I notice the ‘Choose Life’ license plate holder, the ‘What Would Jesus Do’ bumper sticker, the ‘Follow Me to Sunday School” bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk. Naturally, I assumed you had stolen the car.”

3 thoughts on “Actions Speak Louder than Words!

  1. Nice story. Have not read of this one. I just want to add that sometimes words are very powerful too. When parents scold their kids “stupid”, they might destroy the hope of their kids forever.

  2. Good point. Why are we all in such a hurry. “My phone got the msg 20 secs earlier. ” Give me
    a break. I’m glad I’m at my present age. What a time for reflection and observing those
    around us. And also remembering of days gone by and what I did.

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