Tuesday, 19 May 2009
04:57:36 PM (GMT)
Tuesday, 19th May 2009.
Hey, for once I'm going to write about something serious in this diary entry! Yeah,
I'm astonished too. :O
I travel to and from school by train. It's just one stop on the line, so the journey
only takes about 15 minutes at most.
Today, when I arrived at my home station, on my way back, there was a woman being
sick on the stairs heading onto the platform. She wasn't old and looked healthy
enough; she was just bent over the hand rail, vomiting violently.
We saw this from the opposite platform, and then two of my classmates began to kick
up as fuss, saying they did not want to go that way, as they would have to pass this
woman. However, seeing as those stairs led to where we needed to be, we had little
choice. So, we passed over the bridge and down these stairs, following the line of
other train goers past this woman, who was still being sick.
Every single one of them walked passed her without stopping, only staring.
Not one even stopped to offer help. It was disgusting.
What seemed to be her husband was beside her, but he had a child in his arms, so
there was little he could do. Then finally, a woman stopped by to help.
I applaude her greatly, for having the decency to offer help to this woman. She ran
to get help from the station staff, before returning to this woman and helping her
upright and calming her.
I continued on my way out of the station as usual, bidding good bye to my friends. My
mum was late, so I had to wait outside my the wall, and I picked up snippets of
conversation as other people walked past. Of course, everyone who had just come the
same way as me was commenting on the woman. What was horrible was that they were all
commenting on how disgusting it was.
Sure, being sick is not the most pleasant thing, but did nobody except that one woman
have the decency to lend a hand or get help? No, nobody at all. because we humans are
too full of pride to stoop to the level of helping another in need. That is what
makes the human race disgusting, despicable and something to be utterly ashamed of.
Continuing in my waiting, a trio of boys on roller blades appeared some ten minutes
later, after I had watched the woman and her husband leave the station. They skated
about in front of me for a while, before one made a comment about the woman. The
other two then began making noises immitating her. You would not believe how much I
wanted to go up and hit them.
Luckily for them, they skated away before I could give them a piece of my mind...
I'm not picking a bone with all human beings; after all, there are those still with a
small shred of decency left, such as that other woman who helped. (Whoever that was,
I admire you greatly.) I'm picking a bone with all those ignorant children and
teenagers. All those prideful adults who are afraid to get dirty.
People should grow up and learn some morality all ready. This lack of maturity makes
me really hate being a human. We do not deserve to live as we are.