in Random Thought

A minute apart

I was supposed to meet Sharon at Starbucks after I’ve foot the bill. She couldn’t find me at Starbucks, so she went looking for me.

When I reached Starbucks—a minute later—I found a man slumped over his seat, head dangling, shaking and vomiting. No one knew what to do with the man, some were even scared and moved away from him. I had to figure out who could give help over the phone while waiting for the ambulance; thankfully I realised I have some smart friends reading medicine.

The recovery positionAnyway, because you never know when such things can happen—to strangers or your loved ones—better to learn some first aid, at least how to position them while waiting for help.

And sometimes, a minute is all it takes for something to take place. No warning, nothing.