I apologize in advance if this post comes off a little disheveled.
Yesterday / this morning I accompanied a woman not too much older than me to the hospital after seeing her bleeding clear thru her jeans in front of my local bodega. She refused an ambulance, so I flagged down a cab, rode with her, paid for the cab and then sat in the Emergency Room with her as the nurses treated her as if she had a paper cut. After much hassle and showing both my I.D. and health insurance card, she was seen to, they explained half of what was was going on, and then I was shut out.
In the car she said no one had asked her if she needed help, and before I was asked to leave she thanked me.
And now here I am wondering if she is okay, pondering if I can find a way to get in contact with her and trying my best to ignore the fact that with as many people as there were coming in and out of the bodega, why didn’t anyone help her?
Yes, it’s the city, yes we have to become numb to certain things, but for fucks sake she was bleeding and clutching her body in pain, WHY DIDN’T ANYONE HELP HER? A simple are you okay? Do you need help?
I’m trying my best to understand this. And trying so so so hard to not allow this to consume me, but it’s driving me insane. It’s making me so upset.
How could one honestly ignore this? How can they sleep at night?