If you came upon the scene of a terrible highway accident just after the ambulances arrived, would you stop to watch? Assume that your presence would neither help nor hinder the rescuers.
Absolutely not. Because that is exactly why there are 10-mile backups on the highway every time there’s even the smallest of accidents. Everyone has to slow down and take a look.
I’m sorry… but it’s none of your business what kind of accident happened. You are not a first responder dealing with the aftermath. Hit the gas and move on! While you’re at it, count your blessings that you were not involved in the accident. Pay attention to what you’re doing instead of what the police and/or victims are doing and you could very likely avoid being the cause of a second accident.
Ugh… can you tell this is a pet peeve of mine?
But what would you do? Are you typically a rubbernecker? I wasn’t trying to intentionally insult anyone who is. So, if you are, let me know in the comments what it is you’re desperate to see. I genuinely want to understand.
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.