If a woman was in a store with her very unruly child and she began spanking said child, would you (a complete stranger) intervene? Or would your intervention depend on the extent to which the spanking escalated?
If a woman was in a grocery store with a child wailing over the fact that Mom refused to buy his favorite Captain Crunch variety, would you scowl and ignore or approach her and ask her to take the diminutive banshee out of the building?
If you were walking along the sidewalk and witnessed an older person fall or take a tumble, would you keep on walking or would you stop to help?
Would you pull over after witnessing a minor traffic accident to offer help or would you keep on driving thinking someone else would probably stop and help?
If you lived in an apartment building and the neighbors were playing Rap music with the base cranked up to 11, would you call building management, the police, knock on their door with your hands over both years or would you suffer in silence so you wouldn’t step on anyone’s toes ?
If a woman exited a bathroom and had her skirt or dress hiked up in panty hose (do women still wear these restrictive things invented by Torquemata??) exposing her portly rear end to the world, would you tap her on the shoulder and let her know? Would you do the same if you are a man?
If a man exited the bathroom with his fly unzipped with a slight protrusion in progress, would you let him know? Would you do the same if you are a woman?
If you saw a 20 dollar bill on the floor of a semi-intimate cocktail party (say 28 people are in attendence), would you quietly pocket the dough or would you take it around the room asking your fellow guests if they lost a $20?
Would you tell a complete stranger that his/her spouse or betrothed is having an affair?
If you witnessed a co-worker who was fertively glancing to the left and right, swipe a ream of paper, a hox of paper clips, five Post-It Notes stacks, a few pens and a three-hole puncher, would you notify your supervisor?
Would you feel badly if you learned the co-worker ultimately had permission to take these items and you jumped to the conclusion of stealing?
Would you discipline someone’s else child?
If you were at a dinner party and the entre tasted as if it had been already eaten, would you politely force feed yourself? Would you take a few polite nibbles and make a meal out of the side dishes and bread? Or would you allow your gag reflex to do your talking for you?
Would you go to a wedding, a shower, retirment party or a birthday celebration without a gift and reamin silent, refusing to apologize for coming empty handed?
Let’s say you’re introduced to the the very homely newborn of a friend or colleague, would you make cooing sounds and offer “sweetitudes” thus sparing the new mom’s feelings or would you ask her which tree it fell out of?