(Closed) does preventing someone from falling on you make you a horrible person?

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Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@pamplemousse: LMAO! im sorry…. my gut would have said MOVE! too. its not your fault…. 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

Your instinct is to move for a reason.

If you had reasonably been physically able to catch him, it would have been the good samaritan thing to do, but to endanger yourself when it isn’t ultimately going to help him anyway (I’m assuming falling onto a 100 pound girl is just as painful as falling onto the ground, haha) would just be foolish.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Omg! I would scream and side step (I tend to panic). Then I’d reach an arm out to try to grab his shirt or something, but I definitely would not let him smash me.

And hope to whatever that you’re never in that situation again.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think thats just a really hard position to be in.  You are going to do what your instinct tells you to do (ie move or stop him).  

 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

NO way … those things are alot more dangerous then people think.  I used to be a claims adjuster for a Major Dept. Store, and the injuries on those things make me extremely cautious to ride them.  Your instinct probably saved you from serious injury. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Lol, it’s not like you had time to stand there and ponder the moral implications of your choice. If you had, I would hope that you still would have moved, though! Your gut reaction was definitely right on this one. On another note, it’s kind of hilarious that someone fell backwards down an escalator :), it totally sounds like something I would do.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Does giggling while reading this post make you a horrible person?

*sheepishly raises hand*

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t blame you at all. If I was in your position I would do the same thing since it’s instinct to move away from a falling object. I’m sure if you guys weren’t  in danger you would’ve stopped him. Don’t beat yourself up !

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@jayce: LOL, I was typing the same thing! That makes two horrible Bees.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Seriously though, I don’t think you should feel bad. You just reacted to the situation as it was unfolding, it’s not like you had the time to think about the ethical implications!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@jayce: Me too! For shame.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

oh my gosh, I wonder why he fell.  Hopefully he’s okay.  I don’t think that’s funny at all, he could have been seriously hurt, along with people he may have hit along the way.  You probably made the best decision based on your physical abilities, but if I was capable I probably would have tried to help or at least ran back down to make sure he was okay.

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