Without going into too much detail, to protect myself as much as anything.
I was out shopping in a busy area last weekend, when a woman collapsed a few meters in front of me, on a busy street. She was alone as nobody went to her aid, I went over to her to see if she was ok.
She wasn't, she was unconscious and unresponsive. I checked her for breath signs and pulse and found none. So I started CPR and asked for someone to call an ambulance. I have done a Occupational First Aid Course so I had a good idea of what I was doing.
What happened next, was like a dream sequence in a movie. Both myself and this woman became INVISIBLE. It was as if we were inclosed in a bubble.
Some people had a quick glance and walked on by as if we weren't there.
The whole time I was with her untill the ambulance got there, over 30 mins, I didn't get even one offer of help from anyone. And I can tell you, there were plenty of people passing by.
And while I fully understand the "Fight or Flight" syndrome, someone could have offered.
Is this what society has become ?
Have we become this desensitized to our surroundings ??
I still can't believe not one person offered to assist.
I really am still shocked that this happened.