Priorities

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23 Responses to Priorities

  1. Ohio Guy says:

    Serious tear in these folks’ moral fabric.

  2. Matthew says:

    Huh? I’m saving both or I’ll die trying, zero decision time needed since the matter has been settled in my mind for decades…maybe that’s just me.

  3. Sedition says:

    And if I was the husband that was saved, I’d set that bitch on fire for making such a stupid decision.

  4. hvlee says:

    I used to tell my wife that if the house was burning, I’d save her; the dog, my 1911, and my copy of “Frank Sinatra and Count Basie at the Sands’, not necessarily in that order.

  5. Padawan says:

    Has anybody yet figured out why I’d rather spend my time with my pets?

  6. Dwhale says:

    Biblically – Its God First, Spouse 2nd, Child 3rd. Save the spouse, run back in for the child.

  7. Terri says:

    It is unnatural to bury your child. They are not supposed to die before you do.

    • Jeremy says:

      Prior to modern medicine it was VERY common for parents to bury children. Various medical conditions were not treatable, many illnesses had no cure and a high mortality rate. Accidental death among rambunctious kids was and remains another concern.
      My parents buried five of my siblings. My grandparents buried several.
      Yours is a misplaced platitude that reaches to our hearts with a lie we desperately want to believe.

      • the other other Andrew says:

        Truly. Go to any old cemetery and look at the number of child graves. And diphtheria was a major killer back in the day. Along with Cholera, Typhoid, strangles, pox, polio, malnutrition, farm animals…

        Surviving to 3 was very hard. Surviving to 10 was hard. Surviving to 20 was difficult. Past 20? You could live a long life.

        All those ‘death statistics’ that show the average age of death to be some ridiculously low number? Those add in child deaths. Cut out all deaths 10yoa and younger, suddenly people live a long friggin time.

        Death of a baby? Expected. Death of a child, understandable. Death of a supposedly healthy adult? Now that’s a tragedy, unless he/she died from drinking or doing stupid shit.

      • Rob says:

        How many children have you lost?

        • Terri says:

          Really, Rob.

          Although what the folks above say is TRUE about infant mortality, that doesn’t make it the natural order of things.

          I buried both of my parents, it was very sad, but I expected them to go before me. Burying my son was another matter. The old are supposed to go before the young.

      • Rick says:

        In fact, infant mortality was why many think lifespans in colonial times was far less than today. Remove the deaths of those five years old and younger, lifespans of that era will be very close to what they are today.

  8. NITZAKHON says:

    My wife once looked at me and, as she is wont to do on occasion, hits me with an out of the blue question: “In an emergency, save me or save the kids”?

    Without a second’s thought “Save the kids”.

    I passed. (These microexams are one of the things she does that really grate.)

  9. brent says:

    Anybody that plays these ‘who do you pick’ games (other than in your mind and on the inturwebs) is a moron.

    • crazyeighter says:

      Oh, what could go wrong with telling a perfect stranger your date of birth, your mother’s maiden name, etc.?

    • ChuckN says:

      Don’t kid yourself, everyone plays them and, subconsciously or not, everyone has already decided. Bravery is only the act of subverting what you already planned on
      doing. Dig into some of the potential reasons and causes of survivor’s guilt (some, definitely not all) and you may find the horrendously sad truth that one’s ideal and the reality of a situation often are at odds.

      This is a little more snarky than serious but it does bring up uncomfortable questions
      not everyone is prepared to ask themselves.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtRb4qEpWRg

  10. Handy Husband says:

    Wife and I were at an outdoor concert in Vegas and the subject of a gunman attacking came up.
    We looked around and speculated it would come from over her right shoulder .
    With me on her left, she asked what I would do.
    I said I’d roll to the ground with her on top of me and then cover her up with the guy in front of us, since he was fairly small and sickly and could be easily overpowered.
    She laughed……..
    Kind of……

Play nice.