What would you do?
It is late. Or, more accurately, it is real early in the morning. Three AM to be exact. You and your wife are sleeping soundly, when all of a sudden you hear a commotion outside. You get up out of bed to investigate.
First, you head over to the window that faces the front of your house. You see it, a party bus parked on the road. The teenage passengers who were at their high school prom earlier in the night, one by one, are exiting the bus. They are screaming. They are yelling. They are having the time of their life.
But, you look a little closer. Through your sleep hazed eyes you watch, and see that they are also bumping into each other. Some of the guys are even urinating in the streets. There is no doubt in your mind that these kids have been drinking.
As your wife asks, “What’s going on?” you head over to the sliding glass doors that lead to your balcony, but, also faces the beach. You watch as these same kids run by, headed to the sand and the sea.
What do you do now?
Do you just close the sliding door so that you and your wife could get back to sleep? Or you make a call?
Fortunately for these kids, my husband, Marc, made a call. He called our development’s security guard and alerted him to the situation. The guard went down to the shoreline, where he saw that the kids were quite drunk. He immediately contacted the police who, who arrived moments later. Sadly, one or two of the youths had to be taken to the hospital, due to the amount of alcohol he consumed.
I hate to imagine what would have happened if Marc just closed our door and went back to sleep. Security never would have seen the kids, as they were all the way down at the ocean, beyond where he patrols. The ocean is dangerous enough during the day, when you are sober. But at night when you are not… I don’t even want to think what could have been…..
So, what would you have done?