Thursday, November 04, 2004

A Bad Day Even Outside the U.S.


So my brother got into an accident in Japan yesterday. He was biking around and got hit by a car. He seams to be O.K. and is in the best hospital in Kyoto, so I'm hopeful everything will work out. But he has two cracked ribs and has received four sets of stitches.

But the thing that surprises me the most, is that the driver who struck him is hanging around and looking after him to make sure that he's all right. My brother even received a croissant or something for breakfast from this kind, if slightly in error, driver. I don't know if I've just lost most of my faith in humanity, or if I live in far too litigious a society, but I just don't expect that behavior from people anymore. Thank you random dude for helping me remember that there are good people in the world.

David - I know you'll be fine. Get better than tell me the story.


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