Saturday, December 11, 2010
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
This is born of sleeping too much in the daytime today. Here I am thinking of such things instead of dreaming of them.
This is strictly hypothetical.
Your neighbor, a recent widower of 62 with grown children in a distant state, confides that he has been diagnosed with an illness that will eventually kill him. But with proper treatment he can have 3-5 years of a relatively a painless life. You commiserate, uneasy that he has told you, a relative stranger, such intimate details.
You wake up at two a.m. a few weeks later and remember that you forgot to turn the sprinkler off. Outside, once you have turned off the water, you hear the faint but unmistakable sound of a car running in your neighbor's garage.
What would you do?