this is totally off-topic, and i apologize in advance since this has nothing to do with nursing.
but i just had a totally freaky experience and i need to tell someone!! i was walking my dogs about a block from my house, when suddenly a car careened down the street, screeched to a stop, and i heard something strange coming from it. my dog stood frozen still and alert, and started growling at the car. i realized that someone in the car was screaming, like REALLY screaming (not just yelling-pissed-off-at-your-friends, but SCREAMING). she was screaming help over and over, then the car door opened and it looked like someone was trying to get out while still screaming, 'let go of me, let me out!' it was so dark out and no one else was around, there were no houses or anything on that street, and i didn't know what to do. i ran as fast as i could back to my house (dragging my poor confused dachshunds behind me!) and dialed 9-1-1 right away. i tried to describe everything but i felt terrible that i didn't get a license plate number and just had a vague description of the car. i couldn't even tell how many people were in the car or anything.
i know i probably did the right thing but sitting here now i just keep hearing that woman screaming in my head, and i keep wishing i'd had my cell phone on me, or looked at the license plate, or gotten closer, or ANYTHING. i also wonder if she saw me, or if she saw me running away, what if something terrible was happening and she saw me running away like i didn't want to help?!
i'm not religious at all, but i'm just going to be hoping and praying and hoping that the woman is all right, that nothing bad happened to her. i feel so guilty for not being more helpful. i'm never walking my dogs without my cell phone again!!
thanks for letting me unload! my heart rate is slowly returning to normal.