From Redditor /u/Bedheadredhead30:
I'm a paramedic, but I think this fits. My partner and I were at our post, which was in the parking lot of a strip mall with a bunch of stores and one bar. The bar was known to be pretty sketchy. My partner was taking a little nap around 1 am, and I was watching a movie on my phone, waiting for a call. Eventually I noticed a few people coming out of the bar and just sort of lingering in the parking lot. A few more people came out, one lit up a cigarette and they all just stood around. I went back to my movie, and 20 minutes later I noticed there was now a much larger group lingering outside of the bar. Nothing strange was happening, but I thought it was weird that they'd all been there for so long so I decided to check it out.
I woke up my pissed off partner to have him pull our rig closer to the group. As we approach with our lights on, the group noticed us and started to break apart. A few people scattered, and I saw that in the middle of the group there was a person on the ground motionless. My partner and I jumped out and asked what was going on. Somebody in the group goes, "This guy is wasted. He just stumbled out here and fell asleep on the ground." I shouted to the man on the ground, and he didn't respond. I checked for a pulse and there was none. I started CPR while my partner got our jump bag and notified dispatch. For a full 30 minutes, people had just stood around looking at this dead guy on the ground, some smoking cigarettes, none doing anything about it. There wasn't even a noticeable commotion. Nobody asked if he needed help or called anybody, and they probably never would have.
The guy was cool to the touch by the time we got to him, down for at least 30 minutes. We went through the motions, but there was no saving him. We transported him, and he was pronounced at the hospital within 15 minutes.
How f*cking hard is it to ask someone if they are okay? Or to dial 911? How was not one single person in that group not alarmed by seeing a man "sleeping" on the ground in a parking lot?