I really hope that I misunderstood what I just saw. Kids in a pick up truck appeared to be laughing at and taking pictures of a woman who was crossing the street at a light. The woman, probably in her early 30's, was dressed head-to-toe in bright pink with big ribbons in her low ponytails and a huge polka dot purse. She also had what looked to be mild Down's Syndrome.
I hope to God that I'm wrong and they weren't making fun of her because, really, who the hell does that anymore? As quirky as the outfit was, the woman clearly felt good about herself. You would think this generation of kids, exposed to each other's every thought and fleeting feeling via Instagram, Twitter and even a few Facebook diehards, would be hyper-senstitive to all the bullying and nastiness.
I really hope I'm wrong because otherwise, my heart hurts a little.