Also, an incident happened during the afternoon yesterday (Fri 13th now I see), I was walking on my way home with lunch and saw this frail old woman put her groceries on the ground opposite a carpark so I thought she was waiting for someone; and as I turned around to walk to my apartment block I heard a loud thud... turned around and she had fallen face down. Freaked me out, my first reaction was to make sure she didn't have a stroke or something; she fell on the ROAD from the pavement. Thankfully not a busy road with just a few cars coming out of the carpark! I dunno where she was hurt but she was bleeding alittle from her mouth and she didn't speak English and I didn't have my cellphone with me.
Thankfully a stranger driving a company van stopped and offered help to call ambulance. Then thank God again, as I was going to get some help from the clinic nearby when this girl from across the street suddenly shouted that she knew that old woman. We were going to call the ambulance but the old lady didn't want to (she was conscious) because she couldn't afford to. Through translation, we learnt that the weather was too hot and she fainted because she was dehydrated. The blood was probably because she fell face down on her cheek from the pavement. So I ran to the nearby bakery to buy a bottle of water and the girl called her dad (who was the pastor of that old lady) to take her home.
How about that, it was just the right timing for all of us that I was there when the old lady fell because no one else was there and dangerous to be alone lying on the road; and the kind stranger who was just turning into the carpark arrived just as I needed to find a phone without leaving the old lady out of sight. And most imptly, someone who was a friend of and could speak to the old lady so we knew that she was ok. Thank God!!