Sleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2046 posts, RR: 22 Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1230 times:
Heard an interesting hypothetical recently. You're driving along at a nice rate of speed when suddenly appearing in the roadway are: (1) a homeless wino, and (2) your all-time favorite, loyal companion - your dog. You have a split-second to react, but you are going to hit one or the other.
Would you value the dregs of humanity over the greatest pet of all time simply because it is humanity?
Or would you stay as loyal to your dog as he/she has been to you and blast the wino into eternity?
Goboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2698 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1212 times:
I'd hit the homeless guy. Naturally, people should want to do what benefits themselves the most. In this case, it's your own pet. And maybe they're both the same age in dog years. I value the pet's life just as much as the human's life.
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6294 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1187 times:
Goodbye wino. I'd do everything I could to avoid both but if it were my dog, no adult human would override her. None. Though if it were a child crossing the road escorted by the Rottweiller it would be a moot point. I'd do everthing in my power to roll the truck and cause my own death. If either died, I'd be close behind.
Lehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1135 times:
I'd jump out of the car and not have it on my conscience, I figure momentum killed one of them and I was not in control of the vehicle after I bailed. Chances are if I were going that fast, it's not in my car.
Seriously though, I hate dogs but I wouldn't swerve into it. I'd report it, kick most of it off the road so others don't make a mess, wait for the road kill cleanup crew holding my nose and be on my way. I've been through this before but it was a cat and a city bus, I was walking on the side.
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Startvalve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1100 times:
no question I would hit the wino. He is the one standing in the road so being sued is not really a factor since its without a doubt he is being stupid, his family could sue but I doubt they would win. Maybe if hes still alive after the running over I would tell him where he could go get a job and cease being a leech on the butt of society. The dog does not know any better than to stand in traffic and besides, I like dogs more than people anyway.