4th of July was great, if too short. We got to spend it with all the Tulsa guys and Boy's folks. I somehow came back with an out-of-place sacrum and went straight to the chiropractor... NO CLUE how that happened as we just sat around all day. But. Now I want to rest on a heating pad rather than finish folding my laundry. *pout* Hey, you guys remember when we used to bounce? Wasn't that nice?
Anyway... my older brother's hometown is one of those flooded by the Neosho River right now and I don't think we have current contact info for him anymore. I hope he still has all his stuff, and his kid and car are ok. As a paramedic and a fireman, this must be a hella busy year for him.
I read in the paper the other day about a 27-year old girl that got stabbed in a grocery store, and FIVE people stepped over her and ignored her (except for the one who stopped to TAKE A FREAKING PICTURE OF HER)before someone stopped and called 911. FIVE. This means that five out of six people in Wichita grocery stores are cold, heartless, and inhuman. She bled out for minutes before anyone tried to help her, and then she died. Minutes matter, people.
I was thinking about how terrible this is, but the shocking thing is that as much as I love my home and Oklahomans are known for being helpful and kind, it could have been here. Because I was shocked and amazed to hear that the woman who used our phone when her apartment was burning did not come to us first. She had asked several other people (I forget if she said three or five) before us, and no one else would help her. A little old lady in her pajamas and house shoes, with her house burning behind her, who just wanted to call for help!
I understand that people turn down others all the time when they ask for help, because they can't give what is needed or because they feel threatened by the asker or for a variety of other reasons, but people:
How can anyone be in any more sincere, dire need of a simple little thing than these two women were? How can a person be more obviously NOT a threat when they are asking for help? How can anyone tell them no unless their situation is just as dire?
It's appalling, people. Appalling.
These people should be kicked out of the human race. I don't see how a human could do that to another human. The heavens cry.