I had another interview today, this time a lot closer to home. I made sure I would arrive in good time. However while walking up the street towards the station, my priorities soon changed.
I walked up to find an elderly lady collapsed on the floor. A small group of passers by had gathered round and I hurried over to join them. We helped her up from the pavement and sat her down on a stool from a local shopkeeper. She had cut her head and we decided to call an ambulance.
Understandably I stayed with the lady until we could find her husband, the ambulance was taking ages but they seemed content enough and I excused myself from the situation, wishing them both well.
This slight change of events resulted in me being half an hour or so late for my appointment at the company. At first the man interviewing me seemed very unimpressed with my timekeeping, so I gave him my thoughts;
'If this was my nan and she had fallen in the street today, I would hope someone out there, a passer by, a stranger, would be stop to help her. Therefore it is my responsibility to help other people in a similar way.'
In these sorts of circumstances, I stick to my morals. If it means I don't get the job, so be it. I would have regretted it if I turned a blind eye and walked on.