It’s interesting what each of you would have done in the situation that presented itself last week on the bike path. Here’s what happened after I found a young man apparently passed out cold and lying on his side, cell phone nearby, just as a man in workout clothes approached from the opposite direction.
I rode away.
I didn't check first to see if the guy was OK.
I didn’t call 911 soon as I could.
Something just felt very strange, aside from the obvious obstacle.
I got to work, told everyone what happened and was universally condemned.
Well, maybe not everyone strongly disapproved. One other woman rode that bike path to work a little later that morning, and she too found the guy in the exact same position. Like me, she was spooked because she was in an isolated area. And because there was a guy in workout clothes approaching from the opposite direction.
So, I may not have made that 911 call – but I believe, in the end, I did make the right call.