So, a person might have had a seizure at work. When she was ready I helped her off the floor and into a chair. After several minutes she wanted to get up. I told her no, she was still shaking and she needed to sit a while longer. She insisted on standing. This is what I told her, "Bedore you stand up I want you to be aware that if you fall I will not try and catch you. The person who tries to catch the one falling almost always ends up getting hurt themselves. If you fall towards me I will stick my foot out to try and keep your head from hitting but that's all I will do. Do you understand what I'm telling you?" She said yes. I said "Ok, if you still insist on standing up I'm backing away now." I backed away, she stood up and had to catch herself on the wall.
Here endeth the story and here begins the rhetorical. If she had fallen would you have tried to catch her? Would it make a difference if she was a small thin woman or a large heavyset woman? And lastly, do you feel I was cold for what I said, or smart enough to cover my ass? I would really like some opinions. I've had to be BOB at work a lot lately (Big Ol' Bitch) and I'm having a hard time putting BOB back on the shelf.