Question of the day

If you were at a bank during a robbery, would you try to intervene?

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13 Responses to Question of the day

  1. mssc54 says:

    You bet I would!

  2. I really want to say that I would, but to be honest, I have no idea. I’ve never been in a situation where my life was on the line in some way or where I felt threatened and terrified to the extent that I assume I would be if I was being held up at a bank. I don’t think anyone can know how they’d act until the time comes, you know what I mean?

    • Joy says:

      I do know what you mean Ilana. I’d also like to say I would but I’m not sure what I’d do if there was a gun and all that was at stake was money. If my child or something were involved then yes I’d put my life on the line but I wouldn’t fight a man with a gun just for money. I’d be in a hurry to call 911 though.

  3. Jenny says:

    Can’t really give you a honest answer. I wouldn’t know until I’m in that situation and whats going on.

  4. Sue says:

    I don’t think I would.

  5. joanharvest says:

    Absolutely not! I was in banking when I was younger and so was the wasband. He was at work when there was a robbery. One of the men who worked at the bank got shot for intervening. Fortunately he lived. So did the wasband. He hid under a desk. Banks are insured. Let the robber go. Eventually they will get caught anyway. My daughter was also robbed at her jewelry store. She was showing a man an expensive diamond ring and he quietly told her he had a gun. She quietly gave him the ring and he left. She had a tough time returning to work because it frightened her a lot. Fortunately living on an island now she doesn’t have to worry as much.

  6. SKL says:

    No way would I endanger my life for money, but if the guy was threatening another person’s life, I might do it. I would consider all my options and see if I could realistically help the situation without getting myself shot.

    I’m a single mom with little kids. My life is not disposable in my opinion. Maybe I would have felt differently before I was a mom.

  7. Just a Mom says:

    No I wouldn’t. My life is worth far more than any amount of money.

  8. Phyllis says:

    I’m with the rest of you on this, if it’s money being stolen I figure nope, dial 911 and stay out of it . If there’s a physical threat that’s an entirely different situation, and would have to be handled spontaneously, so I can’t really give an answer on that.

  9. Laura says:

    I think I’d be looking furiously for a way to thwart the act without putting myself on the line. As has been pointed out, my life is worth far more than that bag of insured money.

  10. Joseph says:

    For money, no i would not step out.
    If it were someone’s life, I would hope I would keep my integrity and step out and try to help.
    People do dumb things sometimes in the heat of the moment…so I can’t say with any certainty what i would do.

    • Joy says:

      I was thinking the same thing Joseph. That “People do dumb things sometimes in the heat of the moment” and that’s why I thought if it’s just the money, I’d rather let him get out of the bank but if someone were being hurt or threatened, I’d really want to try to help. If it were my grandchildren HEAR ME ROAR!

  11. Nikki says:

    Absolutely not. The only way I’d interfere is if they were hurting a child. If they were hurting an adult, I’d want to but I’m not sure what I could do physically. But a child? I wouldn’t be able to not do something.

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