Continuing this sporadic blog experiment:
The other night, I got off work a little after midnight and was walking home from the transit station. I was about to cut into an alleyway (alleyways are always so much more interesting to walk than streets), when I noticed a small woman and a large man shouting at each other about a block away from me (I think they were both somewhat drunk). I decided to skip the alley, and as I got closer I heard the woman yell:
I don’t want to take you fucking home with me! Not now, you’re fucking crazy!
The man was speaking and posturing aggressively (did I mention that he was quite large? tall and broad-shouldered). I also noticed that the woman had her cell phone in her hand. Nobody else was around and no traffic was going by.
So, what would you do if you were me, and found yourself in that situation? Don’t default to what you think the “right” thing to do would be, and don’t bother with what you would want to do, what do you think you would actually do?