Man ‘humiliated’ after trying to support student’s protest outside school

A man’s attempt to support a group of high-school students protesting outside their secondary school backfired badly, leaving him rather red-faced at his ham-fisted effort

The students were calling for more action to combat climate change

One man’s effort to support the younger generation backfired spectacularly – leaving him mortified.

If you’ve ever suspected that the old adage ‘no good deed ever goes unpunished’ isn’t true, this will probably confirm it.

The man decided to support a gaggle of students protesting outside a school, after spotting them in the distance as he was driving past.

Equipped with signs, he could see parents and teachers supporting the protest – so thought it would be nice to honk in support.

Sadly his thoughtful attempt to bolster the students backfired.

The man was left red-faced


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Sharing the incident on Reddit, the 31-year-old man explained that – rather crucially – his car horn isn’t currently working.

He wrote: “So today I was driving home from dropping off my girlfriend, as I was going along the main road next to the high school, I see a large group of kids with signs out front with teachers, parents, and whoever else.

“Now, my eyesight isn’t the greatest, I can’t read what the signs say from far away but whatever it is, if a bunch of kids and teachers are trying to show their support, it has to be something good right?

“So I thought ahh hell let’s give them a honk whatever it is, and I remembered my horn just broke last week.

“I drive a six-cylinder Audi and it sounds pretty okay when you rev it up so I figured oh well I’ll just give them a couple of revs to redline for fun, they might like that.

“So I give it a good rev, and another as I got up to them. Right about then, I notice the first legible sign is a painting of earth, with “help fight pollution” underneath….they pretty much all looked like.

“They took it as a huge f*** you and now I feel like an idiot.”

Understandably, lots of people had one key piece of advice for the hapless driver – get glasses as soon as possible.

Another wrote: “Lmaoooooo, I totally feel you. I immigrated to a new country four years ago, and omg, one of the first things I learned was ”do not express support for a cause unless you can read (and understand) ALL the signs.'”

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