Alright,so I was at a friend’s house party last night.I wasn’t drinking,we left at about 2:30.As we were driving through the city(Cork,in the south)I saw in the corner of my eye two black guys throwing someone on the ground.I presumed it was just a scrap as you’d see every night in town,but as we drove past I noticed it was a girl.There were five of us in the car.Me and another guy were like ‘Jesus,she’s getting raped,go back,go back’, but the driver wouldn’t whip around,we eventually made him turn and come back around when we got to a junction.
As we drove past the second time, she was talking to another girl but clearly distressed,and the two (big) black fellas were there still,looking angry.We initially concluded she was alright as she was with her friend.As we drove further away me and the same fella as last time said we should go back and make sure shes’s alright,and if she’s not,we can get out and do something about it.The driver said ‘I am in my fuck going back there’.
So basically,there was 2 of us who wanted to do something and 3 who didn’t.In a fight,the other lad would have had my back,he’s quite big,not quite as big as me,but big nonetheless.But the other lads wouldn’t have done anything,and are quite small anyway.Upon the driver’s refusal to go back,I rang the police and told them what I saw.
However,I now feel like a really shitty person for not going back.What should I have done?Should I have gone fuck it,taken the other lad with me,and gone back to the girls?Only problem being there’s a lot of stabbings in Cork over small fights like this,it was a quiet,sort of dodgy spot and these black men were probably Nigerian,who are notoriously aggressive.I wouldn’t have felt confident going back with just two,as they probably had friends nearby.They also could have been pimps.But I always believe people should strive to help those who can’t help themselves,so I feel like I failed in that regard.What’s the point in being big if you can’t protect people?
So,T-men,what should I have done?Every opinion is welcome.And I’m not looking for ‘you did the right thing’ sympathy bullshit,I should have helped her.