Saturday, July 15, 2006

What would you do?

So, let's say that you are taking a nice Sunday walk with your kids and suddenly you overhear a domestic dispute going on. Let's say that a woman runs out into the driveway with a baseball bat, threatening to hit the car parked there, screaming, "You hit me! You hit me!" And let's say a man comes out after her and grabs the bat, and she runs into the garage, still screaming. And then the garage closes, with lots of yelling going on.

So what do you do?

Do you do anything right then? Do you hurry the kids home and then call someone? If the family happens to be in your ward, do you call the bishop? Police? Keep in mind, you didn't actually witness anyone physically hurting anyone else.

What do you say to the family the next time you see them? (If anything.)

I am so very, very naive.

2 comments:

Stephen said...

I called 911 and a police car drove by and talked to the couple ... they never knew a neighbor had thought they had gotten a little out of hand and the police were polite, but firm.

Nothing ever happened again.

mary ann said...

You give the woman a copy of the Jenny Craig booklet on abuse when she is alone.