Let’s do a little hypothetical today:
August of pandemic time.
New York City.
Five people are waiting for a bus.
Person A decides not to pay the fare.
Person B says something to them about needing to pay the fare.
Person A uses an object to attack Person B with.
Person B is bleeding and injured at sight.
Person A runs away.
- Should people be required to pay for mass transit or should cities provide free mass transit?
- Should you say something if you see someone not following the rules?
- Is skipping out on a fare enough of a violation for someone else to get involved in?
Would you get involved if you saw someone doing something wrong? What are you personal parameters for situations where someone is breaking the rules?
So we now all have our thoughts on this hypothetical scenario….
What if I told you that this situation wasn’t hypothetical? That this happened at the bus stop directly under by bedroom window? That my daughter and I heard the screaming and ran to the window and saw the bleeding victim and people around trying to help him and making sure an ambulance got to the scene? That the object was a skateboard? That the scene was witnessed by at least five people including someone who lives in my building? That the police came to our building to look at the security camera footage?
Have your thoughts changed at all?
What are your thoughts on any, or all, of this story?