What would you do?

United States
September 29, 2007 5:53pm CST
Suppose several gunmen came into the bank you were in and started taking people hostage. One of them was a man who was a father of two and a husband. One gunman said he'd kill the man if no one offered to take his place. Would you take his place?
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4 responses
@shakeroo (3990)
• Malaysia
2 Oct 07
Realistically and rationally, I don't think so... I have my own family and I would not want them to find out that I got shot in the bank. That would not be a good story. There are times to be a hero but only if you know what you are doing. If you are just another normal bank customer, then I don't think that you could be a sudden hero. Anyway, that is just my opinion... Cheers!
• United States
20 Oct 07
Hero complexes get people killed and make criminals either feel more powerful or lose it. Neither is a good thing.
• United States
29 Sep 07
Now do you mean take his place just as a hostage, or actually get shot? I would def. take his place as a hostage, with no hesitation. But being shot...I have family too, and I'm not saying I wouldn't. I'm just saying I would be less likely to jump at the chance to get shot X.X But I would def. take his place as a hostage! No questions asked.
• United States
1 Oct 07
Yeah, I'm talking about taking his place to die.
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
30 Sep 07
Sure, why not? Everyone has to die sometime and I'm 73, and the doctor says I have 2 months left to live. Why not go for it, and maybe the gunman will take pity on me and put me out of my Misery!
• United States
29 Sep 07
If I was not the mother of two myself, I would, gladly. But, I would have to think of My own children first, I am all they have!