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What would you do if........

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Ps104_33, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. Ps104_33

    Ps104_33 New Member

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    You got on a bus. At the next stop a "Middle Eastern looking man" got on the bus with a brief case. He gets off at the next stop but leaves the brief case on the seat. You are the only one who notices this. What would be your reaction?
     
  2. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    Tell the bus driver.
     
  3. church mouse guy

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    I hope that I would remember to say my last prayer.
     
  4. Daisy

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    I'd do the same if anyone left behind his briefcase/package/purse/knapsack - I'd shout,"Excuse me, you forgot your [briefcase|package|purse|knapsack]" and try to return it to him. Most people are not terrorists, even "Middle Eastern looking" men.
     
  5. Joseph_Botwinick

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    Ditto Daisy.

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  6. menageriekeeper

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    Yep, Daisy solution would also be my own.
     
  7. LadyEagle

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    Me, too. There probably wouldn't be time to tell the bus driver.
     
  8. JamesBell

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    I would speak up and try to remind the person to take his briefcase. If he continued I would inform the bus driver, get off of the bus, then contact the police department.

    Someone said that most people aren't terrorists. That is correct, but some people are. It only takes one to blow up a bus. Everyone should be on the lookout for anything unusual, to include a bag left somewhere. If everyone made an effort to observe their surrondings we would be much better off.
     
  9. TexasSky

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    Daisy,

    I couldn't help but look at the "from" notes on these posts, and was thrilled to see that the first person to react calmly was a New Yorker. [​IMG]
     
  10. Joseph_Botwinick

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    I thought Ken's response was fairly rational and calm, and he is from Arkansas. It took a conservative Arkansan to get it right first... :D

    Joseph Botwinick
     
  11. Enoch

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    I could simply give the briefcase to Daisy since she is willing to return it to him.

    Or

    Does he look like someone from this link?
    http://www.fbi.gov/mostwant/terrorists/fugitives.htm

    I would shout at the top of my lungs, “STOP THE BUS, BOMB, EVERYBODY OFF, NOW!” I would keep my eye on the man who left the briefcase as he walked away. I would then run up to him and inform him he forgot his briefcase. If he thanked me and seemed calm etc. I would take full responsibility for the delay in everyone’s day and fear I caused. If he seemed sketchy and ran I would tackle him and do a Citizen’s arrest. [​IMG]

    http://www.ready.gov/index.html

     
  12. Bro. Curtis

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    Yup. A "calm" reaction may lead to somebody "calmly" cleaning up yer body parts.

    If a man of middle eastern descent left a package on a bus, there would probably be little time to react. Self-preservation would be my order of the day.

    Mind you, if I saw a man of middle eastern descent on my bus with a package, my eyes would never leave him.
     
  13. Bro. James Reed

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    I never take the bus.

    If a middle eastern man got in my car with a package, I would shoot him. :D
     
  14. Joseph_Botwinick

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    If any man, Middle Eastern or not, got in my car without my permission, I would shoot him. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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