I think I need some advice about a situation I faced the other day. I am not sure of the proper way I should have handle such a situation, and it has been bothering me ever since. I would appreciate your response on this topic, so please leave a comment, add a suggestion or complete the poll. What is the proper way to handle a woman in the wind?
Here was the situation:
I had just exited the grocery store with a bag of groceries in one hand… It is very windy and I have to lean forward to make my way into the wind… I hear the sound of clip, clip, clip, clip, coming towards me on the pavement… I look up to see a tall, slim, blonde woman, trying to keep her balance as the wind blows her across the parking lot… The wind is so strong she is unable to stop. She has a worried look on her face.
Here are the options I have and only three seconds to decide.
#1: Do I stretch out my free arm and hook her around her waist as she blows by, scooping her to safety, allowing her to lean her back against my chest, bracing her against the wind, then with my chin over her shoulder whisper into her ear. “You are safe, I have you now”?
#2: Let her blow by and splat against the front of the grocery store?
In this day and age, what is the appropriate thing to do with only 3 seconds to decide?
Your help please?
If you have any suggestions, add them here.
If you are wondering what I actually did when I was faced with this situation, I’ll share that at a later date once I have had a chance to consider your reactions and suggestions.