Last Night's Weird Dream
Last night I was craving salsa, so before I went to bed, I ate some chips & hot salsa, and I was just expecting some weird dreams. I was not disappointed.
I dreamed that there was some super-evil bad guy who was plotting some kind of super evil, and he had hostages he was planning to kill. He and the hostages were on a bridge over a large river. I was not on the bridge; in fact, one other person and I were the only ones who could stop this bad guy, because we knew how to cross the raging river. He didn't know that there was a ford where one could walk across in water only up to knee level. We had a plan and a gun, and we were planning to cross the river and kill him before he killed the hostages and wreaked his evil havoc.
We were crossing the ford when there was a terrible splash. Somehow the evil guy had fallen from the bridge. He did not land on or near the ford; he landed in deep water, and it became quickly apparent that he could not swim. He was drowning.
Shortly, he washed up on the bank, not breathing.
We rushed over to where he was; I knew that he would die if CPR were not administered right away.
...and I woke up.
What would you have done - would you have saved his life, even though your original plan was to kill him?