tucson.com – Nothing in Cross Scott’s life prepared him for finding a woman slumped over her steering wheel, her lips blue. He says he just reacted. He broke a back window, opened her door and crawled on top of her. With no training, he gave her CPR that may have saved her life.
What popped into Scott’s head was an episode of the television show “The Office” in which character Michael Scott (actor Steve Carell) sings the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” while doing chest compressions on a dummy. The episode, where the gang takes an in-office CPR course, could actually be a tutorial in what not to do. The one thing it got right was using that song as a meter — the correct tempo for chest compressions.
This is proof that TV isn’t just rotting our brains and making our world a worse place. Is it sad that someone had to rely on something they learned from binge watching a television show to save someone’s life? Maybe, but things are different these days. School doesn’t really teach you many life lessons on how to actually survive in the world. Paying bills, fixing a flat tire, budgeting for a normal lifestyle without blowing every dollar you earn? Ahhh, that’s for the birds. All that matters is you know that noble gases are inert since they have completed outer electron shells*. Isn’t that what you’re worried about when you’re trying to avoid getting your water shut off for the third time in six months?
Thankfully for the lady in this story, Cross Scott sits through episode after episode of The Office like the rest of us waiting for moments like this.
To be honest, I don’t know what the best part of this scene is. Michael not knowing the correct song for starters is funny, but Creed essentially admitting to the fact that he already tried to rob the lifeless body before someone stopped to help is one of the sneakier funny moments in Office history (in my humble opinion, of course).
Who am I kidding? It’s 100% Dwight harvesting the organs of the deceased and then wearing it’s face like a mask from the scene in The Silence of The Lambs.
Good for Cross Scott and the lady’s life that he saved. It wasn’t for Dwight trying to teach everyone a lesson and in turn, giving Stanley a heart attack, this could’ve been a much sadder story.
*I looked up chemistry questions online so I could say something nerdy.Follow @BennyMacBlog