To whom it may concern:
It was the summer before last, right before everyone went to camp and up to the country.
I was on the Crown Heights – Boro Park Bus in the morning. You were a woman getting on the bus with two of your kids. The bus was full and there was just one place to sit. You asked your son if he wanted to sit. When he said “no,” you sat down and started talking on your cell phone.
You child remained standing in the front of the bus by the door, not really holding on to anything. But you weren’t paying attention and it made me very upset.
When I got up to leave, I told you that “If you saw that there was no place for your child to sit safely, then maybe you should not have gotten on a full bus!” and then I told your son to go sit down in my vacant seat.
The episode has bothered me since then. Maybe I should have said it nicer or maybe said it at a whisper because I didn’t say it nicely, and it was not in a whisper.
If I embarrassed you then I sincerely apologize to you. I hope you will read this in time before Yom Kippur, remember the incident and forgive me.
The woman who embarrassed you on the bus