5 weeks ago
Friday, July 10, 2009
Today I was eating lunch and this guy walking past dropped a pastry bag off his tray. He didn't seem to notice he'd dropped anything. The best thing to do would have been to alert him right then that he'd dropped it. But I didn't. I asked if anyone else saw that he'd dropped it. They thought so and we just stared at it trying to decide if we should pick it up. He was sitting near by and hadn't noticed anything missing. We were waiting for him to realize it was gone and then point to it if he looked over. He never did. At this point we had waited long enough that it would have been awkward to approach him about the bag. Then a guy with a cart rolled past and the wheel ran directly over the bag smashing its contents. The guy picked it up and tossed it in the trash. We could have saved that man's pasty, but instead we watched it die.