Tuesday Twosome (because I forgot to blog yesterday)
You witness a nonfatal car wreck, do you help (stop and/or call 911) or continue on? Witness? I’m not sure. I have a cell phone. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be much help outside of calling and/or trying to keep someone calm if necessary. I think there’s some sort of obligation to stop if you actually witness it so the police have someone to talk to other than those involved. But, if I was really busy or late or something, it’s possible I could skip out on that. I don’t think I’d want to.
You witness a robbery, do you help (stop and/or call 911) or continue on? Can I discreetly call 911? I don’t want to get involved, because I have a self-preservation instinct.
You see a child who appears to be lost or hurt, do you help (stop and/or call 911) or continue on? Help. It’s a kid, for Pete’s sake.
You hear a person yelling for help, do you help (stop and/or call 911) or continue on? Um… not sure. I’m not terribly brave or strong, so I guess it depends what kind of help was needed.
You see a fire in your neighborhood, do you help (stop and/or call 911) or continue on? Call 911, yes. Stop and stare, yes. Help? I’m not really a firefighter, and not very strong, and not too fond of being on fire. But I could make lemonade, were it near my residence. People like lemonade.