Monday, February 2, 2009


This is a post I am re-posting from ABC to ask... "What would you do?" If you found yourself in these situations, what would you do ? Some seem like very hard to answer, requires a lot of thought, but if these situations were to happen to you in real life, you may not have a lot of time to give a lot of though to them.

I am writing this post so maybe, you can think about these scenarios now, so you would be prepared the next time one of these uncomfortable yet very highly important to act upon in some way situation were to happen to you.



Here is a link where you can view a clip from the show:

What if you noticed a baby left alone in a hot car on a hot summer day? And what if it was a dog left alone in the sweltering heat? What if your date showed up looking nothing like his/her attractive online photograph, totally misrepresenting him/herself? And what if you witnessed a mother verbally abusing her child’s nanny? Using hidden cameras, “Primetime: What Would You Do?” sets up everyday scenarios and then captures people's reactions. Whether people are compelled to act or mind their own business, John Quiñones reports on their split-second – and often surprising – decision-making process, on “Primetime: What Would You Do?,” TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Often people speculate on how they might act in a difficult situation, but this series shows what they actually do in the face of everyday dilemmas that test their character and values. Tuesday’s scenarios include:

BABY LEFT ALONE IN A HOT CAR: Almost 40 children die every year after being left behind in a hot car. Did these kids go unnoticed or did strangers just walk on by? Using a lifelike doll, “What Would You Do?” examines how people passing by would react if they did indeed notice – would they come to the baby’s rescue?

TALKING DOWN TO THE HELP: If you have ever worked for someone not very nice or witnessed someone talking down to their employees in a way that made you uncomfortable, you are not alone. “What Would You Do?” explores how people react when they witness an abusive situation between an employer and an employee, in this case a mother, her child and a nanny. Will people intervene when the mother is verbally abusive toward the nanny and will the reaction be different when it is the child who is abusive toward the hired help?

ONLINE DATING: Millions of people are looking for love through online dating websites and many have actually found their perfect match. However, online daters can use the Internet as a mask to hide behind and many are not forthcoming about their true appearance, using pictures that are blatant misrepresentations of how they really look. How will people respond when their dates show up and look nothing like their online photos?

DOG IN HOT CAR: Will people react differently to a dog left alone in a hot car than to a baby left alone? Will they come to a Golden Retriever’s rescue or walk on by, even when he barks for help?

This week’s interactive scenario asks viewers: “What Would You Do?” if invited to a friend’s house for a small dinner party and your host has cooked a meal you can not – or do not want to eat.

“What Would You Do?” has won awards from the Chicago International Television Festival, and the Avon Foundation’s 2006 Voice of Change Award for exposing “injustice and wrongdoing against women and bringing the message of domestic violence to the mainstream.” The foundation called the program “an important work of journalism that illustrates the unwillingness of many people to become involved or speak out against domestic violence.”

SO, Now that you have given them some thought, WHAT WOULD YOU DO ? Please Comment to me, I am interested in know what your thoughts, feelings are. Thank you in advance for your comments.


Mom on the Run said...

I saw a little bit of the show. I have twice stopped at the scene of an accident where a man was yelling at a woman and in another case a teenaged driver. In both cases the men were using hand gestures and threatening body language. In both cases I rolled down my window and asked the driver, not the man if I could call the police or help in some way. I wanted to let the man know that his behavior was not cool. Best use of a cell phone hands down.