Have you ever had a 'What Would You Do' moment?

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    Feb 19, 2011 6:20 PM GMT
    And by What Would You Do, I'm referring to the ABC series, where they show scenarios that make you wonder how you'd react, or if you'd butt in where you think it's necessary.

    The most recent situation where I had to react suddenly was on a Saturday morning when I woke up to a blood-curdling scream outside. I jump up, run to a window and there I see my neighbor on the ground, trying to protect her small dog from a HUGE dog trying to attack it.

    Without thinking, or getting dressed, I grab the first thing I can find (a golf club) and run over to her house (wearing only a pair of boxer-briefs..lol). I had no intention of hitting the dog, but I figured I could maybe grab its attention while they ran into the house. When I get close I see its a pitbull, looking every bit of 100 lbs.

    Long story short, when she got off the ground, she was able to hold her dog against her chest and run inside. I really didnt even have to DO anything, except force myself to walk slowly and calmly back to my house, as this huge dog paces me like we're together. She later thanked me, and tried to give me a reward, but it was unnecessary because I was just there, she really saved herself.

    So, folks, any WWYD moments you care to share?
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    Feb 19, 2011 8:36 PM GMT
    I saved my brother's life.
    He was 6 months and I was 2-1/2 years. We were at a hotel and my parents were making sure they had everything ready so we could catch the boat back home.
    My brother wandered off into the pool and was at the bottom of the shallow end. I went in and pulled him out by his hair.
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    Feb 19, 2011 9:47 PM GMT
    Some guy was FLASHING people as they walked past on riverside drive [ i was on my bike ], a really pretty woman asked if i would walk with her past this freak because he made her nervous.. So i walked with her past this guy as she thanked me and continued to Jog towards harlem, i could tell she didnt live there so i waited until she returned to walk her past this guy again and she was very thankful....
    To make a long story short, she was a former dancer with the new york city ballet and after conversing we've discovered we have a few mutual friends, We've become fast friends and everyone laughs at how we met..icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 20, 2011 12:12 AM GMT
    I've had lots of these moments, but one in particular jumps out at me. My dryer had stopped working, so I had to run to the laundromat to finish washing/drying a few loads. There was a young mother there also with her three kids. One of them, about 4 or 5, kept doing something the mother didn't like, so she would walk over to her, and without a word, swat her on the bottom, then walk away.

    After the 3rd time, I had enough and walked over to her. I told her right off she probably wouldn't appreciate me butting in, but I had to say something. I told her that maybe, just maybe, if she told the child what she was doing wrong first, and to stop it, rather than just randomly hitting her, she would stop doing it. For a second she was taken aback and looked like I slapped her, then walked away without a word. She didn't spank the little girl anymore, though.

    As a parent that just really bugged me. How can you expect a child to stop doing something wrong, if you just hit them, but don't TELL THEM what they're doing wrong? icon_rolleyes.gif