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Good Samaritan

Good Samaritan

Date: Jan 18 2008

Themes: Friend

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It’s hard to know how you’ll react in an emergency until one happens. Some people shut down and hide while others rise to the occasion and help.

But life is full of little emergencies where you can practice doing the right thing. Yesterday both Devan and Marni had to pull it together and be a little bit brave. Listen to them talk about it.

Dialog

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Marni

Marni

Devan

Devan

Marni:  So I was riding the train last night and this crazy fight broke out and this guy broke a window and I see fighting and…first reaction…I jumped out of my seat and knocked on the door to alert the driver of the situation. It just was so shocking. I couldn’t believe I was seeing what I was seeing.

Devan:  That’s so crazy because I was in a really similar situation yesterday where…

Marni:  Really…

Devan:  ...I was standing next to this guy and out of nowhere he punched in a window of a parked car and stole a bag out of it and ran.

Marni:  Whoa! Right in front of you!

Devan:  Right in front of me.

Marni:  Wow, so did you…What did you do?

Devan:  I was kind of in shock and it took me a minute, and then I realized that I needed to call 9-1-1. And so I called them and told them what happened and described the guy, told them which way he was going and stuff. But I’d never called 9-1-1 before, and I felt really good about doing it, you know? Because I was like, “Maybe now they’ll catch this guy.” But I wish I had reacted a little quicker because it took me a like a whole minute to process the situation.

Marni:  Yeah. I think in those situations you’re not really…It’s, like, so shocking what you’re seeing but I think it’s good, you did the right thing and you called 9-1-1 and I think, you know, people when they see situations like that, they need to react and they need to call people on it. It’s not OK. You know, the saying, “being the good Samaritan,” you hear that but it’s true, you gotta do that because…This can’t happen! We live in a society here. People can’t be breaking windows in front of people, that’s not OK.

Devan:  We have to be looking out for each other.

Marni:  Exactly.

 

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Discussion

When Marni was riding the train last night a fight broke out. It was shocking, but she immediately ran up to get help from the driver.

Devan saw something something shocking yesterday too. Someone broke into a car right next to her. Unlike Marni, it took her a moment to know what to do. She called the police, but wishes she had called sooner.

Have you ever witnessed a small crime? How did you react? How do you think you would do in a big emergency? Have you ever experienced one before?

 

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danadanadana

Portugal

everyone should call 911 when Laughing another person's life is in danger

03:29 PM Jan 21 2008 |

Ze_Pedro

Portugal

In my opinion, everybody should look out for themself. We live in a sellfish world, we should not hope that some stranger comes to your aid.

03:21 PM Jan 21 2008 |

Ze_Pedro

Portugal

In my opinion, everybody should watch out for themself, because we live in a selfish world, not really in some good soul to aid.

03:18 PM Jan 21 2008 |

jucastro

Portugal

I think this text is good, because it talk about a problem presents in our society…

03:13 PM Jan 21 2008 |

hands_1411

hands_1411

Viet Nam

In Vietnam there are many samaritans, you can see them in the fairy tales.

For me, I've been in an emergency once. And the victim is myself. It happened when I was cycling to home and suddenly two guys appeared and stole my money.

I admit, I'm a kind of bastful, a bit slow and timid, up to now I haven't been able to tell what my reaction would be if I was in an emergency. Maybe it'll will take me more than one minutes. Anyway, I hope that time will make stronger and calmer.

02:55 PM Jan 21 2008 |

giangson

giangson

Viet Nam

wooooooww

01:28 PM Jan 21 2008 |

黑色围巾

黑色围巾

China

Well i even hope i will experience an emergency!  I want to know if I were in that case how can i do,and i think it is good!

01:19 PM Jan 21 2008 |

giangson

giangson

Viet Nam

hi

>.<

01:14 PM Jan 21 2008 |

sheeda

sheeda

Serbia and Montenegro

hi every body ,i  don't what i will command ,however,i just get a new experience about how i will do if a little bit emergency happening

09:33 PM Jan 20 2008 |

mykel33

mykel33

France

hi, we are humans

09:29 PM Jan 20 2008 |

norseen86

norseen86

Egypt

goooooooood

02:25 PM Jan 20 2008 |

norseen86

norseen86

Egypt

we all need to learn

how to react after thinking?

02:25 PM Jan 20 2008 |

vishnuonicra

India

This is same like and Indian hero "shaktiman". He always comes to peoples in trouble.

11:51 AM Jan 20 2008 |

Ruth Qian

Ruth Qian

China

so quickly, i can't follow

11:51 AM Jan 20 2008 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

We need each other!!

10:28 AM Jan 20 2008 |

summer雾

summer雾

China

LaughingHappy New year!

being safe every minute is a happy thing

07:56 AM Jan 20 2008 |

john668

john668

Saudi Arabia

carfully guys
thanks

05:42 PM Jan 19 2008 |

john668

john668

Saudi Arabia

hi gus

i think. if u there u can know what can u do Laughing

thank u(8)

05:28 PM Jan 19 2008 |

blacksheep42

Turkey

nice people

03:13 PM Jan 19 2008 |

panp

panp

China

its really a good webside.

12:37 PM Jan 19 2008 |

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