(Closed) New Yorkers Suck! No one stopped to help a Pregnant woman!

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
2166 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

If that’s true it is very sad for humanity.

Post # 4
14496 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wouldn’t know the first thing about helping out in that situation so even stopping would be worthless.  Secondly, everyone is so sue happy, what of you do stop and something goes wrong and you get sued.  Its not unheard of for that to happen.  It’s easy to say people suck for not stopping, but I’m not completely shocked and can understand just staying out of it.  Maybe that means I suck too… the cabs on the other hand, I don’t think there’s an excuse for that.

Post # 5
2518 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@pinkshoes:  Call an ambulance and get her to professionals.  

Post # 8
1901 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

How were the cars or cabs supposed to know she was in labor?

Post # 9
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

How could not one cab stop?! I just don’t understand it!

I am so glad to be out of that horrible city. I used to commute on the metro north… One morning on my way to work I passed out from heat exhaustion. It was a crowded train, standing room only and I completely blacked out and woke up on the ground. I have no idea how long I was out for, but not one person offered to help me, asked if I was okay, or even offered me a seat. I sat on the floor of the car until we got to Grand Central and I was able to flag down a conductor. I have never been more disgusted with the people in NYC as I was on that day.

Good riddance!

Post # 10
9199 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Ugh that is fucked up. There are a lot of great things about the city, but basic human decency to strangers isn’t one. 

@pinkshoes:  you don’t think you would know how to try to hail a cab if a lady IN LABOR ON THE SIDEWALK?  Or ya know, hold her hand?!

I suspect you might get a lot of responses to your comment so hold on tight…

Post # 14
1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@KatieBklyn:  Thats the story I heard this am on the news. And I heard the lady even named the baby girl after the woman who gave her the coat off her back!

Post # 15
1901 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Daizy914:  I live in NY so I understand what it’s like.  I’m not sure what version of the story you are reading, but it seems like plenty of people (albeit passersby, not cars) stopped to help. It also seems like the baby came fast, not like she was out there forever trying to hail a cab. 



Post # 16
2906 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Daizy914:  Every story I read said it happened in a matter of seconds. It was 3:30 pm, which is half an hour before shift change… I know from experience it is next to impossible to hail a cab around 4 pm, because they are all driving back to their garages to change shifts… And if the radio was there reporting on it live, I’m sure that she had already attracted the attention of some good Samaritans. The news report I saw, the camera crew was driving up as the woman was already surrounded by helpers. AND she was with her doorman, so it’s not like she was all alone! I sincerely doubt a million open cabs were driving past all like, “sucks for her!”

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