What would you do?
Does anyone else watch "what would you do?". I love that show. If you don't know about it, basically the show uses actors to set up different controversial situations and see how people react. They often tweak the setup throughout the show to target different demographic or mindsets.
I situation in the last episode I saw involved a mother an her hyper, misbehaving son at a coffee shop. The mother, son, and employees were actors but the patrons were not. The boy keeps acting out and the mother acts overtired and out of patience, She tells the boy (who is about 8) that he needs to sit outside on the street by himself. She stays inside and enjoys her coffee while he sits out in the cold on the curb of a busy street.
some people confront her angrily about her choice and most people ignore the situation completely. One woman sat down and talked to her nicely. She knew the mom was at the end of her rope and offered to sit with the boy outside while the mom got a minute to relax.
My question is, what would you do in this situation? Would you honestly stand up and say something? Would you be angry or offer to help? I'd like to think that I would offer to help, but In real life would I have the guts to interfere with how a complete stranger disciplines their child?