A helping hand...or not
November 13, 2017 3:58pm CST
I went with my husband to the doctor today and while I was sitting in the waiting room alone, I tried to put my jacket around my shoulders. With my sling on, it's rather difficult. I don't like to ask for help if I can do things myself, but after a few tries to just get it around me, I gave up. I noticed there were two women just across and to the right of me. I glanced at them while I was trying to get the jacket settled and although I know they saw me, neither one offered to help me. Of course the waiting room was full of people, but they were the only ones not engrossed in their cell phones. It really hurt my feelings that they just sat there and never offered a hand, even after they saw I finally gave up. I would have helped someone in a heartbeat. When my husband came back, I told him what happened and that I really wanted to say to them, "Why didn't you offer to help me when you obviously saw that I needed it? You better hope you never need any help yourself." But my husband said to just let it go. It still bugs me.
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• East Tawas, Michigan
@1creekgirl Not to mention, if you were sitting there and observed a woman struggling to get her coat on. What would YOU have done? You would have stood up and helped her, or maybe asked if you could help. You would have cared!
• United States
What the heck is wrong with people? I was in the waiting room a couple of weeks ago and a woman came out and her daughter helped her into a wheelchair and they were headed out, but I know from experience that it's hard to push somebody and also get a door open (it wasn't an automatic door) so I hopped up to open the door for them and they said thank you, but in a room full of 10 people, I was the only one to offer to help.