What Would You Do If You Saw Him Yelling?

What would you do if you saw a young man verbally abusing a female companion in a public space, calling her names that should make you cringe in a voice loud enough to make heads turn? Would you stare? Would you step in? Would you call security? Would you look down and say a silent prayer?

Is there a difference between what you would hope you would do and what you probably would do?

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  1. Melody December 20, 2011

    Sadly, of course we wouldn’t say anything. But my internal outrage would force me to leave the situation. I have actually been in this situation and I walked away. Also, with a parent berating a child loudly in public. What would you do, Kathy?

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  3. Dr. Ann December 27, 2011

    Wow, I feel my heart racing a bit just thinking of the scenario. You handled this wisely and bravely. Honestly, I’m not sure what I would have done, but I know that I’ll be more likely to step up to bat next time.
    Appreciate this story!

    Ann
    p.s. I found your blog through BlogHer – thrilled to find another Asian Christian writer. Also read your post on depression. Thanks for your transparency. Blessings, sister!

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    • Kathy Khang January 5, 2012

      Have you submitted yourself as a potential BlogHer conference panelist/speaker? 🙂

      My heart was racing as well…all the way back to my car and throughout my phone conversation with my husband on the drive home. But it was the kind of heart-racing that made me stop, pray, stop, pray and finally act. I am still learning to listen to that voice inside my head. Blessings to you!

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