Cindy turned on the car radio and found some soothing music; she then reached in her purse for some candy she always carried around and gave some to Callum. This helped distract him and take his mind off the horrible incident that had just happened.
This was definitely not the end of it, and Cindy made a promise to herself and her son that she would go back to that place and denounce their disgusting attitude. These people had no idea who they messed with, or that this mother would do anything to protect her son from injustice and cruelty.
Fueled by Anger
Cindy was outraged, and she decided right then and there that she was going to do something about this horrible situation. There was no way that these people were going to get away with treating her son that way; she knew that she had to fight back. She had to fight the injustice done to her son, and discrimination in general.
It was unacceptable that some people felt they had the right to treat other human beings like this simply for expressing their opinions. Cindy would make sure that everybody knew the experience they had and would denounce the restaurant.
Comforting Her Son
Cindy suddenly looked at her son sitting beside her and realized the sadness and confusion in his eyes. It became clear to her how dumbfounded Callum must be feeling; how completely confused about the restaurant staff’s reaction towards him. What had he done wrong?
There was no way that she was going to let her kind 10-year-old boy think he was guilty of something. She did her best to calm him down and explain that nothing that happened was his fault, he had done nothing bad and the ones that should be blaming themselves were the horrible people they encountered at the restaurant.
A Sadness Only She Understood
Callum’s face was filled with sadness, and his mother immediately noticed. This sadness and confusion were part of a condition Callum had that only Cindy was aware of, and she knew that the restaurant’s staff would be painstakingly sorry for what they had done when they learned the truth.
Despite being confused, Callum knew he could always trust his mother and therefore did what she said. As they sat in the car and left the restaurant, they felt calmer by the minute as they were no longer being abused by those horrible people. Little did Cindy know that the restaurant’s staff weren’t the only ones with a problem.
Cindy decided the easiest thing to do after that extremely unpleasant experience would be to order a Happy Meal through a fast-food drive-thru. It wasn’t what she had in mind when she thought of a nice meal out with her son, but at this point, she didn’t want to risk another awful confrontation.
Callum had suffered enough for one day and she wasn’t going to subject him to any more abuse. They drove through the drive-thru lane, picked their meal, and ate calmly inside their car. Callum seemed to be feeling better already; he was focused on his food and finally managed to distract himself with his happy meal.