Sunday, May 06, 2007

Situation Sunday

Situation Sunday #5
1}You work in a busy Doctors office. You are a receptionist. You have over heard the doctor telling this guy he has caught a venereal disease. And it is untreatable. You recognize the guy as a neighbor.Deep down you know the guy will never mention it to his wife. Do you bring up the subject with his wife as you are talking?
2} Your going on a first date, the guy/girl pick a very inexpensive place to eat. During the whole date they tell you how they have been divorced twice, filed bankruptcy last month. Every thing is negative, you can't wait to get the hell out of there and go home. The bill arrives and they pay for it, and leave no tip. The next day flowers arrive for you, followed by numerous phone calls stating what a great time they had. Wondering when you want to go out again. How do you handle it?
3} Your mother is on her death bed, she calls you in. She tells you that your real father is the mailman, he does not know nor does your father, as she starts to tell you more details, she dies. How do you handle what she has told you, and what do you do if anything?


Lia said...

Situation #1 - If you say anything, you risk your job. You have to decide if it's worth it. You could always anonymously tell her.
Situation #2 - Just tell them you don't thing it's going to work out. Too much negativity.
Situation #3 - No idea, if your father is still alive, there's no sense in upsetting him further.

Helena said...

Thanks lia for playing, great answers!

Helena said...

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midgie said...

well take a look at mine i get right down to the trouth.

Kwizgiver said...

Interesting questions! Thanks for another great week!

Kwizgiver said...

Oh, gosh, Helena, I don't have nearly all the answers. I sure wish I did sometimes. :-)

Thanks for visiting my blog. I can't wait for next week's questions!

Laughing Muse said...

These are good questions! I'm going to have to answer them tomorrow, though - I spent the weekend babysitting my parents' cats, and I've got to finish my laundry.

But yay, I have four new books to read...!

Usiku said...

Situation #3 - There is no way to know if the mother is telling the son out of guilt because she could not tell the two men or if the mother feels it's the right thing to do for the benefit of the son.

At best her intentions are suspect to relay this information on her death bed. She did not tell the son not to say anything so she is leaving it to his discretion since she obviously showed no discretion in the act with the mailman, in years of concealment and in unloading this burden on a child during a time when the child is dealing with the death of a parent.

Definitely do not tell the father who raised him. Beyond that, seek the wise counsel of a few friends and the spirit and wait.

Burt said...

Love your meme. Keep up the great thought provoking situations.