My Honey and I had never called 9-1-1 before, until one day, when we both had occasion to call, independent of one another.
I was working at the Southworth Library when a patron rushed up to the desk reporting that a man was threatening a woman at the nearby bus stop. I called 911, not wanting to take any chances (I had heard about the incident described in the Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell, which he called the “bystander effect,” [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bystander_effect] where everyone watched a woman being attacked in New York’s Central Park and no one called for help, assuming “someone else” would do it.
At the same moment, unbeknownst to me, my Honey was on his way home from work and came upon the scene of a motorcycle accident–the motorcyclist had hit a deer. He aided the cyclist and called 911.
Have you ever had to call 911?
Day 14 of the A-Z Challenge!