Shades of Grey: Stranger Danger

The Grey Area News reporter in Shades of Grey
The Grey Area News reporter in Shades of Grey

Some situations are viewed in black and white; right and wrong. Yet, many people think situations also have a grey area where solutions are not so easily discerned. This is not just about the choices people make, but the thought process they go through to arrive at their decisions.

What Do You Think? Submitted for Your Consideration & Conversation

Two neighbor children play in a sprinkler across the street from your home. One of their parents is usually out with them most of the time, working in the yard, and occasionally going in and out of the home.

One day as you are edging your yard, you see a car drive by and park in front of an empty house down the street. As you work, you’re not paying close attention, but notice ten or fifteen minutes later that the car is still parked with the driver behind the wheel. Looking more closely, you see that the driver is taking photos of the children in their bathing suits. You find this a little odd, especially since the car doesn’t look familiar.

Do you think you would approach the strange car? Would you consider trying to sneak around to get its license plate? Would you call the police? Or do you think you might go straight to the children’s parents and let them handle it?

If you didn’t know the children and their parents well, do you think you might ignore the situation and go back to your edging? Or would you feel that it was your responsibility to report what you saw?



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Kay Whatley serves as Editor and Reporter with The Grey Area News. Kay is a published author with over 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. Kay Whatley is wife to Frank Whatley, founder of The Grey Area™ newspaper and The Grey Area News online news website.