||[Jan. 12th, 2013|09:40 am]
The Question Club
All of the following involve complete strangers. In which of these situations, if they were unfolding in front of you, would you directly intervene (ie. do more than call 911 etc.,) even if not directly asked?
a young girl, about 5-6 years old, is putting road kill in her mouth and gnawing on it; parent or guardian is nowhere in sight.
a blind person dropped the leash of their service animal. the dog is several feet away, chasing squirrels
A middle aged woman dropped a bag of groceries in the middle of the street. Her stuff is spilled out all around her
A man is an expensive suit is violently vomiting next to the sidewalk
Two men are loudly arguing - one is threatening the other with physical violence
Someone is waiting at the bus stop, putting pressure on a wound that looks like it is bleeding profusely
An old man with a walker has fallen on the sidewalk and can't seem to get up by himself; he clearly weighs more than you
A cat is stuck in a tree; its owner is standing next to the tree and looks distressed
Someone is standing at the edge of a train/subway platform, muttering. You overhear what they are saying and it appears they are preparing to throw themselves in front of the train
Two teenagers are stuck by the side of the road with two flat tires and a confused look on their faces
A man is going into anaphylactic shock - he is pointing at his briefcase, mouthing the word 'epi-pen'
A toddler is sitting alone on top of a gutter drain. No adults in sight.
Three thirteen or fourteen year old kids seem to be mistreating/abusing a cat in the front yard next to sidewalk you are walking on