Good Samaritan

A Good Samaritan is someone who gives help to those who need it. It is also an act to save someone else’s life without thinking of one’s own.
Previously, Kelly has written about her Samaritan act, and she prefers to have me shared mine too. So now, I’d like to share one of my long stories, in fact there are two but I only choose one to write about.
The accident was just happened recently, when I was asked to be a bridesmaid at my friend’s wedding. A day before the wed, my friends and I volunteered to babysit the bride’s two nephews who wanted to play at the swimming pool.
At the swimming pool, we saw many foreigners were swimming and sunbathing around, and the kids played together at the children pool that built next to the adult one. We seated far away and watched the boys having fun in the shallow water. My friends excused themselves one by one and left me to watch the kids.
Everything was okay at first, but things got ugly when one of the boys ran toward the adult pool and jumped into it, I knew what was up, because the adult pool was 2 meters deep. I started to run and only kept calling the boy’s name like crazy as if I forgot how to speak anything else.
I could have jumped into the water too if I didn’t see him resurface. Even though he was underwater, he was still within reach from me. So, I got down on my knees, but the edge was so slippery that I had to drop one leg in and dipped my both hands into the pool and pulled him out of the water.
Surprisingly, the boy didn’t even choke or cry, he just looked pale. I hugged him out of pity. A moment later, some adults and my friends came around, and I told them all about it, one of my friends touched me and exclaimed “You’re shaking!” I didn't know it until my friend told me. Well, I was frightened for what had happened. Still, the lifeguard was nowhere to be found, but that's fine, the boy was safe at last.
Good Samaritan Good Samaritan Reviewed by Sovathary Bon on Tuesday, March 02, 2010 Rating: 5

17 comments:

  1. You were shaking or you weren't shaking? HeHe. Great story with a good Samaritan. Erm. . . Do you know How to swim yourself?

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  2. Oh, thanks for sharing, NaThary. What a good promise keeper!

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  3. I was shaking, but not becoz I was cold. I was scared for the boy. I don't know whether I could swim or not. Maybe if I jumped after him, I'd know how to swim. Never mind, I try to keep promises as much as I can.

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  4. haha.. nice experience. I don't know, maybe it feels scared for you, but i think it was exciting experience, and maybe someday, when you face similar things, you've prepared for it. :)

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  5. Yes, I was scared that I didn't even know I was shaking until my friend told me.

    I know what you meant, it's like a rescue training lesson or stuff like that, right?

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  6. Wait, you would know How to swim just to save urself or include the boy? HeHe. . . Tell you what, i don't even know how to swim myself.

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  7. Me neither! Lolzz...

    But when I have to do something, I actually know how to do it, so I don't worry if I couldn't swim at that time. My instinct just told me to save him. hehe

    Come on! If I just want save myself, I wouldn't want to jump after the boy.

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  8. It's like watching a scene in a movie. You are a heroine!

    -Thumb up-

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  9. Lolz . . . What? What? You're gonna be kidding me. Yeah, panharath, a heroine Who doesn't know How to swim! A cool one actually?

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  10. To Panharath and Kelly:

    Hell no, I'm no heroin, heroin sounds like drug to me. hehehe

    Well, it's not good scene but it's a happy ending.

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  11. That was a very good act indeed! Thumbs up for you, Nat!

    I once saved a little girl who actually dived into the adult pool but in the end she struggled for help. Such a coincident where I was swimming in the adult pool, and fortunately with my half-learning-skills, I managed to pull her out from the jeopardy.

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  12. That's so cool Jes, we both have the same experience. You did save a life, so you're a good Samaritan too!

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  13. Whoa!! That's scary! If I were in your situation, I wouldn't know what to do. I might just sit where I am and looking shocked. Ugh,,, silly me.

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  14. Plus, I know how to swim but not a professional swimmer. I can teach you guys if you don't mind, but I do charge money huh.. Lolzz..

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  15. Medelin: Well, I'm so thankful of myself that even I don't know how to swim but I could save the boy from being drown. Heheh, maybe I would want to learn with pretty coach like you someday. Lolzz

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  16. hey, you! how are you? i hope you're feeling great because i know i am. :)

    great job saving the boy, nathary! where was the lifeguard? and it saddens me that the other (supposedly) adult didn't try to help the poor boy. lucky that you were there!

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  17. No Ana, it's just that I was faster than everyone! Y'know, bcoz I saw everything from the start, that's all, and beside I was his babysitter, so that was really my duty to do so.

    Thank you dear, I'm very good here, of course I know you are.:)

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