That's the way it is.....really?
I had a somewhat disturbing experience today. I was going about my regular real estate broker routine....when I made a stop to meet another Realtor for lunch to catch up on business. I was parked at a strip mall. While I was waiting...I saw an man come out of the grocery store and fall....hard....on the icy pavement.
There were some other people there, but no one did anything to help. I immediately got out of my car and went over to see if I could be of some assistance. I offered my hand and helped to pull him up off of the ground. He was a very tall/big man. He seemed very embarrassed, but he gladly let me pull him up off of the ground. There were other stronger looking people there, but none of them would even look at me or him. I helped the man over to his truck and asked him..."Are you hurt?....Do you need me to call anyone?" He was grateful for the help...but still embarrassed. I told him not to worry it could happen to anyone. (He actually slid on icy pavement but it was uneven)
While I waited for my associate to show up, I went inside the grocery store to pick up an item that I needed. While I was there....I was still wondering...."Why wouldn't someone else help this man?" When I came to the front of the store....a young man caught up with me and told me how nice it was for me to help this older man out. He said that he was behind me and would have helped if I did not. While we chatted....another very strong looking man came by and commented how he saw the whole thing also....but he didn't want to "get involved"....you know...(he said)...."That's just the way it is" (hmmmm....really?) I still don't know what to think of this. What do you think? Is this the new "normal" way to be?