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A long long time ago, I helped a woman who passed out on the same subway car I was riding in. I worte a LJ post about it... but I'm not going to search for it.

Happened again this morning. Standing on the 14th St. platform waiting for the 1 train to arrive, when the 2 pulls in. Out comes a woman stumbling, holding her forehead. She's walking ragged, swaying, bumps into a woman who incredibly just angrily shruggs her off!, and then sways some more. I run over to see if she is OK, just in time to catch her arm while she drops to her knees.

There are all these guys standing in front of us, so I shout for one of them to go up and get medical help. They LAUGH, laugh!!!! And then get into the next fucking train! I couldn't believe it. Finally, some woman went up, and the station clerk came running down. I sat with the girl, making sure no one stepped on her, and talked to her. Waived off the countless people peering in for a closer look. Fifteen minutes later, we have 4 firemen, 2 cops, and 2 paramedics.

Held the girls hand, and then went off on my merry way.

She told me she was going to jury duty. I mentioned that passing out was probably the better option. Despite the clouds in her head, she looked at me and smiled.

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boymeat
May. 16th, 2006 02:24 pm (UTC)
Re: You're a good Egg!
But I don't wanna go to heaven! See here - http://boymeat.livejournal.com/258932.html?nc=7
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boxofchaos
May. 16th, 2006 02:24 pm (UTC)
Sometimes those smiles, even when clouded by realities unknown to us, coming from strangers - are the most profound of all.

Thanks for being you. You're a special duck. ;)
sirkenandsubg
May. 16th, 2006 02:28 pm (UTC)
But you got her wallet, right?

- K

Good Job.
boymeat
May. 16th, 2006 02:50 pm (UTC)
Ha ha... I do kind of wish I got her name and number. She was cute.
lolitasir
May. 16th, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
You are such a good boy.
boymeat
May. 16th, 2006 02:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Sir.
sirkenandsubg
May. 16th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC)
off the topic..
I really like that icon!!

-Gee
julian_wolf
May. 16th, 2006 03:59 pm (UTC)
That is an awesome icon.
luna_littleone
May. 16th, 2006 03:19 pm (UTC)

You rock!
Gold star for the day!
*sticks one to your forehead*
njlexi
May. 16th, 2006 03:45 pm (UTC)
*smiles* This is one of the reasons i like ya so darned much ... knee jerk reaction to do the right thing. She was lucky you were there.

PS: That icon with you and Lolita is great.
brehen
May. 16th, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC)
I have one question...

Did she call you Sir?
boymeat
May. 16th, 2006 04:08 pm (UTC)
Nope. But then again, she really couldn't say much of anything, since she was so close to passing out.
brehen
May. 16th, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC)
*Well...you know...*she was falling on her knees in front of you and all that...*I just thought...maaaabyeee...*giggles*
kgola
May. 16th, 2006 04:35 pm (UTC)
There are all these guys standing in front of us, so I shout for one of them to go up and get medical help. They LAUGH, laugh!!!!

I hate people like that. I really do.

But go you for being an awesome member of society.
faeflitt
May. 16th, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
*grin* You know, this just reinforces my belief that kinky people are some of the -best- people to have around in a crisis....

The world needs more humans like you!
*big hug*
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feyrieprincess
May. 16th, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
...Just another example of why I respect and admire you so much.
Definitely making the list in my notebook...
willowrrain
May. 16th, 2006 09:04 pm (UTC)
See, you are clearly not really a New Yorker. It just seems so obvious, acts of kindness, actually looking at others on the subway, helping women, *whispers* you definately belong in the south.

I like the icon of the two of you. :)
Good job saving the day and all that.
redhead_sue
May. 16th, 2006 09:41 pm (UTC)
You are a good man, Mr. Meat. :) I'm really glad to know you.
slave_pug
May. 16th, 2006 09:54 pm (UTC)
i think you have now officially earned your "Helping fainting people" patch for your scout sash.

Kudos for caring! Truly.

Respectfully,
~ slave pug
kahoki
May. 17th, 2006 05:08 am (UTC)
It is good that you had the clarity of purpose to look out for someone who was unable to take care of herself like that. What is with people laughing and slow response from authorities? From her behavior, she could have been drugged or exposed to something that should have gotten prompt attention. You have a point about the subways, as one of my collegues passed out on the commuter rail in DC and had to go to the emergency room, but it turned out to be the onset of flu that laid him low.
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