Ed-vise: Elevators

A reggae GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, morning jits had reggae going in the speakers for us to train to. Something about reggae in the morning with jits just brings peace to the soul!

What Would You Do Wednesday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s WEDNESDAY! And I do love WEDNESDAYS!

Like I always say: The body cannot go where the mind hasn’t gone.

Which is why, in so many security videos of attacks, harassment, or criminal activity, there always seems to be a bystander who is in some level of frozen.

For instance (also our scenario), a couple enter an elevator with another male and a female holding a baby. After the doors close, the single male reaches over and touches the female’s hair. A single touch.

She turns and asks if the person touched her. He denies it; she turn back to the door with the male behind her who touches her hair again. She confronts him verbally while holding her baby. The couple does nothing while observing this.

The male touches the baby. You can get the idea that this person is not going to leave this woman and her child alone. She then back up against the wall (good) and continues to verbally confront the person who continues to attempt to touch her while she holds the baby.

You might ask why she does not leave the elevator. Great question.

What Would You Do is our topic.

If she leaves the elevator, there is a real possibility of her being alone with the male. Then, things could easily get out of hand for her. By staying in the elevator with the couple, she stands a chance of this behavior stopping should the couple engage. Basically there is safety in numbers.

Now, the couple is a man and woman. The man is clearly NOT in shape for any type of physical confrontation. However, he is a big boy! He is a good head taller than the male and outweighs him by probably 50 – 100lbs. In an elevator, a big guy like that doesn’t need to worry too much about his conditioning. But he should work on it.

You can see the freezing of the couple. Their minds are having to process the impossible, i.e., a person attacking someone else. They don’t know what to do or what they are seeing. They hesitate. Eventually, the male of the couple intervenes. He steps between the harasser and harassee and demands a stop to the activity. Then, his spouse backs him up. Now the harasser has two big people to deal with. That being the case, the harasser leaves the elevator. Who knows if they all live happily ever after.

These type things pop up all the time. If you haven’t thought about What Would You Do they will catch you off guard. Trust me, I have been caught off guard as well. After all, I am human. Still, if you haven’t at least thought about it, you won’t quite know what to do. And hesitation could lead to bigger problems. Especially if this female were to exit the elevator and the harasser were to follow.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember celebrities love corduroy pillows because they make…GREAT HEADLINES!!!! HAHAHAHAHAH


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