A couple of days ago, I came across a woman in the Hermannplatz U-Bahn, who was crouched down, leaning against a wall. Her pants/underwear were pulled down to the middle of her thighs. The strange thing was I wasn’t the first person to notice her. At least 20 people had just turned the same corner and another 20 were already standing in the same area, a bit removed.
I just read this old piece on Unterlassene Hilfeleistung (failure to render assistance?) and I wonder about the two reasons they gave why people don’t help in an accident/dangerous/emergency situation. 1. The fear of doing something wrong 2. Everyone is thinking that someone else can do whatever needs to be done better and so no one acts.