But how would your significant other react in the same situation?
These Covid-racked years have taught each and every one of us to enjoy the little things. Strolling with your friend through the park at dusk, two scoops of ice-cream instead of just one, going for a lovely swim with spouse as blistering heat cooks your New South Wales, Australia town.
A 58-year-old man and his 56-year-old wife were doing exactly that, last evening, off of Lake Macquaire just south of Newcastle, when a sadistic six-foot shark shattered the beauty of the moment by chewing the groom’s arm.
NSW Ambulance Inspector Grahame Rathbone, who was first to respond, said, “When you get a call to attend a shark attack, you never really know the full extent of the injuries until you get on scene.”
But what he found, upon arrival, was a pleasant surprise. The husband had been helped to shore by his bride where bystanders fashioned a tourniquet and significantly slowed the bleeding. Furthermore the wife, calm and clear-headed, managed the tableau spectacularly, explaining to the ambulance team her husband’s medical history, keeping a positive attitude.
Her demeanor very likely saved his life but now over to you, how would your significant other react in the same situation? Would he or she stay harmonious? Begin shrieking like a banshee? Secretly hope you bleed out?
Covid-racked years, man.