I suck

February 13, 2012 § 10 Comments

   I admit I read a blog today that made me embarrassed and a little ashamed of myself.  Taking my brother to a carnival we passed a van in underground parking that left one of it’s side doors WIDE open.  I made a joke, seeing the portable DVD player on the back of the passenger seat, “That won’t be there for long.”  Part of me thought to close the door, but then I thought if someone comes by they are going to think I’m breaking into the van or something, so I did nothing.  I walked by.  An hour later, coming back I saw the door still open, minus the DVD player and god knows what else.  Today I read about someone else putting themselves out there to protect her fellow human, despite what others thought, the risk to herself.  I suck.  Next time I am going to try to think about how that family is going to feel coming back to the van.  How bad it would suck if it was me.  How shitty I would feel if I was the kid who accidentally left the door open.  How I could have made a difference.
   Thanks Alex.  

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