posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 05:36 PM
What a sad and tragic story.
It doesn't surprise me at all that people stood around and did nothing. I have experienced this three times.
The first, a child was drowning and people were standing on the bank screaming. Not one tried to help. I heard the yelling and walked down to see
what was happening and could not believe nobody was doing anything. I
jumped in and went after him. Turned out he was in water that was only a couple of feet deep. ANY of the bigger kids or adults could have gotten
that kid out of the water before I came along! I lost it and did a good amount of screaming at those cowards as soon as I knew the kid was okay.
Second time at a banquet I was working. Heard a crash in the back room, then screaming so I ran back to see what had happened. Tons of people
standing around screaming and crying. I had to tell them to call 911, then started CPR. The poor guy had serious heart damage from 2 prior heart
attacks and didn't survive that one.
Third time a car wreck. SVU was on it's side. Blood curling screams of My baby, My baby. Bunch of people just standing around. Everybody was
afraid to get near the SUV because they were afraid of a gas tank leak.
Sheesh, how much intelligence does it take to walk around the vehicle from a save distance, and see if you can see or smell gas. I don't
understand how people could just stand there hearing that mother scream My baby and do nothing! Fortunately, there wasn't a gas tank puncture or I
wouldn't be typing this!
So, yes, people do just stand around and do nothing. Don't ask me why, esp if a child is involved. I would rather be blown to smithereens and die
knowing I tried to do something rather than standing around doing nothing.
My brother in law's cousin, who is a cop, told me I was just stupid. Maybe so but I'd rather be stupid than a do nothing when somebody's life is