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.