A little Emergency – the woke version

Title: “An Inclusive Urgency”

[Scene: A bustling city street. Our protagonist, Alex, sits calmly on a bench, wearing a “Pronouns: They/Them” pin on their jacket. Their phone rings, and they answer.]

Alex: Hello?

Caller: Hey, is this Alex?

Alex: Yes, speaking. How can I assist you today?

Caller: Hi, um, I’m in a bit of a situation here. My car broke down, and I need some help.

Alex: Of course, I’ll do my best to assist you. Are you safe? Do you need any immediate medical attention?

Caller: No, no, I’m fine. Just stuck on the side of the road.

Alex: I understand. Let’s ensure your safety first. Are you able to move away from any oncoming traffic?

Caller: Yes, I’m off the road already.

Alex: Excellent. Now, let’s explore your options. Have you considered contacting roadside assistance?

Caller: Yeah, I did, but they said it would take a while for someone to get here.

Alex: I see. In the meantime, have you tried reaching out to any nearby friends or family who might be able to offer assistance?

Caller: Actually, I’m new to the area, and I don’t know anyone nearby.

Alex: I understand. Don’t worry; we’ll figure this out together. Can you describe your surroundings? Perhaps there’s a landmark or business nearby that could help us pinpoint your location for assistance.

Caller: Yeah, I’m near a big gas station with a bright sign.

Alex: Perfect. I’ll contact the nearest service station and explain your situation. While we wait for help to arrive, please ensure you’re in a safe location and keep your hazard lights on to alert other drivers.

Caller: Thank you so much. I really appreciate your help.

Alex: It’s no trouble at all. Remember, we’re all in this together, and helping one another is what truly matters. Stay safe, and help will be on its way shortly.

Caller: Thanks again. I’ll do that. Take care.

[They hang up. Alex sits back, visibly relieved, knowing they’ve been able to offer assistance in a caring and inclusive manner.]