It’s hard to think and act under pressure. And you never know how you react to pressure until you actually go through it. Like, for instance, last weekend I found out that when someone at a bar challenges me to a fight my reaction to that pressure filled situation is to wet myself. I’m not proud of it, but at least the guy was too grossed out to kill me.
But I think even I reacted to pressure better than this “Lake Forest woman who died from injuries suffered when her car was struck by a freight train in Anaheim (who) dialed 911 to report her predicament.”So, this woman was stuck in her car on train tracks, with a train barreling down on her and her first reaction was to call 911?! That’s like being caught in a burning building and calling 911, Excuse me, 911 – I’m in a building and wouldn’t you know it, the darn thing caught on fire. Get out! Run out of the building fast! You know, that is just a great idea sir, I probably should get ou…ahhhh.
So what did the dispatcher who recieved the call say, “(she) was urged by a dispatcher to get out of the car.” I wonder if the last thought to go through her mind was, You know, that’s a great idea! I think people are becoming a little to reliant on cell phones these days. You mean my cell phone can call someone in China, take a picture of a celebrity, play music, but it can’t get me out of my car when a train’s about to hit it! Then what is this $30/month going towards?!
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