Monday, December 5, 2011

Death & Dilemmas

Today's post is about death, but not sad cases it is all about curiosity, dilemmas, and preventing death.

First up is one of those young children knowing what to do in a crisis story. The surprising part of the story is how she learned CPR:

I bet this Mom is going to let any future children she has watch TV.

Did you ever ask yourself where do planes do to die? I mean every day new planes replace old ones. What happens to the old ones?

Now don't you just feel better informed?

Next up is a major dilemma. What choice would you make? How many people would you save?;_ylt=AhEpoET3s_WK7iwiGz41o1as0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNtcWgyNnNtBG1pdANUb3BTdG9yeSBGUARwa2cDZDc4ZDEyZjEtMTQ1Ni0zNzJhLWEyOTYtMGM1YTFjMjc1OWQ4BHBvcwMxMwRzZWMDdG9wX3N0b3J5BHZlcgM0ZmViZGVmMC0xZjQ4LTExZTEtOTRmMy1hNmI3MDQ3NjJhNjg-;_ylg=X3oDMTFvdnRqYzJoBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25zBHRlc3QD;_ylv=3

I don't think I would save any of them because I would just sit down and cry. In all seriousness these are split second decisions and I am not sure what I would do. Hopefully I would save the five.

Comment Away.


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Pat said...

I watch Grey's Anatomy, too, but I probably learned about CPR from a much older show. Probably from BEN CASEY, M.D., which many of you will be too young to remember. I also took a CPR class many years ago. But good for the 10 year-old. I'm glad she's paying attention to more than the sexy parts of the show.

The airplane boneyards are very interesting. It would be fun to tour one. Actually, we have a couple of working WWII vintage planes at the Burbank Airport, and I think they take VIPs up now and then. If they are ever open to the public, I haven't heard about it.

The third article is one of those almost unanswerable questions, usually about saving either your kid or your dog, or maybe your spouse, from drowning. Usually they are kind of no-brainers. As to the 5 workers vs the one, I'm glad I don't have access to a switch like that. If I did, I'd probaby be frozen in indecision, or waste too much time wondering if the train would crash on the second track and if there were other people on the train.

Lady DR said...

Great thinking on the part of the daughter and her friend and what maturity to know and do what had to be done, despite the panic they must have been feeling.

There were lots of air sites in FL with old WWI and WWII planes on display and we saw several of them. I believe there are "boneyards" open to the public in various places across the nation.

As to the third piece... I have no idea. Like you and Pat, part of me thinks I'd probably be frozen in indecision. Given the two choices, my answer would be "None of the above. Pray God, none of us ever have to make that kind of decision in any aspect of our lives.

William J. said...

Hi Pat

Geez you brought back memories of Marcus Welby, MD and Dr. Kildare.
I took a CPR class years ago also and need to update it. Maybe because of the show the ten year-old will become a doctor!

I would love to visit one of the boneyards also, be really interesting to see different planes throughout history. They do have an air museum within twenty miles of where I live which houses The Spruce Goose.

I just hope I would never be put in the spot that is mentioned in the third article but I do like to answer questions like that.


William J. said...


The two young girls to act like in the most stressful of situations is amazing. I think we are looking at future doctors.

I would love to visit the sites in Florida, I like WWII history and that would be amazing.

We probably think we all would be frozen but my guess is that all three of us would do something and save someone. Like you I hope never to be put in that position.