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Bad Behavior
Human behavior at times can be unusual and unacceptable. The behavior of people is influenced by their attitude, emotions, authority, and genetics. Behavior is the way a person reacts to different situations. A person’s behavior can be affected by many things, such as change of situation or even medical conditions. Every human being has different behavior. A number of human behaviors may lead to other people being affected. At times people do certain behaviors without even realizing it, and others do so due to psychological issues they are facing. The memoirs The Wounds That Can’t be Stitched Up, by Ruth Russell (Rosa and Eschholz 158-161), Thirty-Eight Who Saw Murder Didn’t Call Police, by Martin Gansberg (Rosa and Eschholz 239-242), and Me Talk Pretty One Day, by David Sedaris (Rosa and Eschholz 290-295), are perfect examples of a bad behavior situation in a specific place. In these memoirs, Russell, Gansberg, and Sedaris refer to the situations of bad behavior they went through in a certain place. All of these three authors were affected in a particular place by bad behavior.

Russell, who was driving to her grandmother’s house at night, heard sirens and saw ambulances followed by police cruisers on their way to the hospital. When she arrived at her grandmother’s house, she saw her grandmother on the porch, putting on her coat to go somewhere. When Russell approached her grandmother, her grandmother told her, “Your mother has been in an accident” (Rosa and Eschholz 159). The accident occurred when Russell’s mother’s car was struck head-on by a drunk driver. The drunk driver was said to be, “…speeding down the wrong side of the road in a half-ton truck with no headlights” (159). As a result of this, Russell’s family members were seriously injured.

It was a horrific scene for Russell to look at. In the car had been her mother and two siblings. When the accident occurred, Russell’s youngest brother was sitting in the back seat of the sedan....
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