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tuesday communities

On Tuesday on Twitter someone tweets that they are having a shit day.

I notice the network leap to their aid with comments and tweets designed to boost their flagging spirits. People respond with concern. Genuine concern that things turn around for them soon.

It’s amazing this little community of people, looking out for and reaching out to each other.

On Tuesday on the Train my husband is heading home from work when abdominal pain strikes him with a savagery he never knew existed.

Locked in an overcrowded carriage and overcome with the kind of agony that covers your body in a cold sweat, he put his briefcase on the floor, loosened his tie and let his head fall between his legs as he tried to catch his breath. Not one person asked him if he was okay. Not one person offered assistance.

It’s amazing this little carriage of people, all ignoring someone in obvious distress, not reaching out.

8 Responses to “tuesday communities”

  1. Davina D says:

    You can only ask why.

  2. Laureen says:

    It is a sad world
    When people can now only communicate by twitter and reach out to in most times to people they do not know or have meet.
    Yet someone in distress like your husband was and they can all see this and no one offered help or even ask him if he is okay .
    Are they afraid that they may have to help in some way ?
    What a very sad world .
    This makes me think that people who reach out by modern ways of communitions with words of support etc. are not always genuine as they would have you to believe it is easy to be anonymous .

  3. Ollie says:

    Interesting post, really makes someone think. Keep the thought provoking posts coming.

  4. Neil says:

    What happened with him?

  5. Carla says:

    Thanks everyone who left comments here and sent me messages, he is doing okay. xo

  6. Quadelle says:

    Wow. What a contrast. How sad that no one asked or offered to help. I’m glad he’s doing okay.

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  8. Nicholas says:

    How easy is it to write words on a screen, post them and hopefully gain some more ‘friends’. We find the real essance of humanity when people actually have to ‘do’ something to help. Sad indictment of society when the chips are down, nobody does anything. Hope your husband’s ok.

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