Something you hope you never have to do

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Day 06 → Something you hope you never have to do.

There are a lot of things I hope I never have to do. I hope I never have to tell someone that their loved one has died. I hope I never have to survive a plane crash (or not survive a plane crash.) I hope I never have to deal with someone else’s blood for any reason as I would probably faint before I could help them. I hope I never have to give a police report about a brutal crime that’s happened to me. I hope I never have to be at a funeral of a child who is important to me.

This all came out of my mind within a minute or so of seeing this topic. I used to think accidents and crimes were infrequent. It can’t happen to me.

And then I worked for 6 years beside a police scanner and I realized – these things happen way more often than I ever thought they did.

That’s why I’m paranoid now when someone is late meeting me. When someone doesn’t call when I think they will. I fear the worst, and then I try to talk myself out of it (they’re probably asleep / forgot / busy.)

So, I hope myself or my loved ones are never the ones on the police scanner.

Oh, and on a lighter note: I hope I never have to walk my bike in during a triathlon due to a flat tire or something else wrong with my bike. That would suck!