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"What's the most selfish thing you've ever witnessed?"
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1/20. A coworker got pregnant after trying for a couple years. She was several months in, started having weird pains while at work on a Wednesday or Thursday and turns out she was having a miscarriage. Nonetheless, she loses the baby, but returns to work on Monday.
She wasn't working at 100%, so my boss, Pat, (also a female), walks up to my coworker and says “My dog is sick, but you don't see me slacking off.”
2/20. This happened at least 15 years ago at Six Flags. I was standing in line for a ride, and a teenage boy and his younger sister were in front of me. The girl was hungry and kept asking her brother if they could get something to eat. Eventually we reached a stand that sold frozen lemonade. The boy paid for the lemonade, reached for two spoons, paused, and then put the other spoon back. He did not share the frozen lemonade. The little girl just stood there silently with the saddest look on her face.
3/20. My brother. He, through a mistake, received a free iPod. And this was when they were really blowing up. I offered him $70 for it because this was how much I had saved up so far in order to buy one for my self. Be said no because he could get more online. Fine. About a year later I was saving up for a new digital camera and he offers to sell me his because he got a new one for Christmas. I pay him $200 for it and he mails it to be (we lived in different states at the time). I get it and it won't turn on. I call him. He says yeah it's broken, that's why I got a new one. Wouldn't give me my money back. I don't talk to him much anymore.
4/20. When I was like 11, my mum slipped a disc in her back and she was literally in agony. Anyway, she couldn't get up the stairs but my (incredibly physically strong) dad refused to help her because he'd had 'a long day' so he went for a nap on the sofa while my mum literally had to crawl up the stairs to her bed. It's the only time to this day I've seen her cry. That really stuck with me, and from now on I'll always go out of my way to help someone in pain out (accident or just chronic pain and struggling while out and about) if they want the help, no matter how much it'll inconvenience my day/how tired I am or whatever.