Too bad it isn’t Monday, because that would have been a better title, “Moral Dilemma Mondays.” Alas, it is Tuesday. Hopefully, you guys can help me out. I came across a “situation” today that I didn’t know how to handle.
I live on a VERY quite street, that divides a wild fowl refuge and a state forest. Quiet! Well, walking the dog this morning, Rory comes to a complete and utter halt in front of one of the houses, and starts to whine and whimper. About the time I tell him to hush and give a tug on the leash I hear a terrible verbal fight coming from inside. I can hear the woman’s raised voice, but couldn’t make out what she was saying, the man on the other hand, I could hear very clearly. It wasn’t pretty. I didn’t know whether I should call the Sheriff’s office, or pretend it wasn’t happening since it didn’t sound like anyone was in severe distress… I knew I didn’t want to go to the door. I know that much. I know that if they were in the middle of a serious domestic, it could be very dangerous for me to butt in. I didn’t feel that it was necessarily smart or safe for me to stand on the road in front of their house listening. I continued on to the corner, praying for the Lord to guide me, and be with the fighting couple. Of course, for me to be able to call the Sheriff’s office, I would have had to knock on another neighbor’s door, since I have virtually zero cell service out here in our neighborhood. As I walked back by, the house was quiet. Rory didn’t react at all. Now I’m going to worry about them all day.
What would you have done?