My Christmas gift to Photo Challenge enthusiasts last Sunday was posting an easy image.
Eric Bosch’s shot showed 4 empty chairs, in a row on the ground. (Click here to see.)
As readers quickly interrupted their holiday meals to note, they’re by the Saugatuck River at Riverside Park (near the Riverside Avenue/Saugatuck Avenue split).
They were there before the spot was renovated. They’re there still, providing new and old visitors alike with a calming view up and down the waterway.
Congratulations, and a time of Santa’s hat to Mark Soboslai, Mark Mathias, Cathy Walsh, Andrew Colabella, Ralph Balducci, Susan Katz, Johanna Keyser Rossi, Peggy O’Halloran, Bill Christiaanse, Linda Vita Velez and Joelle Malec, for nailing last week’s challenge.
This week’s photo shows (obviously) an AED. There are dozens of the life-saving devices, in schools and public places around town.
The question is: Where — based on the skimpy cropping on the sides — would you find this particular one?
A second question is: Why on earth would there be a lock on it, with a sign saying “Call 911 for Code”? In a situation where every second counts, fumbling for your phone, making that call, waiting for a dispatcher and then waiting longer for a code before unlocking the combination — could be the difference between life and death.
If there was a concern about theft: I can’t imagine someone stealing an AED.
And if they would: Well, karma’s a bitch.
Thank goodness someone had the smarts to open this lock before it’s needed.