Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I would give up my seat for _____________.

I saw this on KQED's Facebook timeline, and it reminded me of this photo from a BART ride home in October 2009:

 

Basically, it's a very pregnant woman standing in front of an empty seat, but the floor around it is occupied by bags. Everyone sitting is pretending they don't see her.

I don't blame them. In America, we're not suppose to acknowledge another person's possible need for help. We only help people when they come crawling, all bloody and begging. That's how our health insurance works.

Friday, August 10, 2012