During my shopping trip this morning, unfortunately a man had what turned out to be some kind of seizure. He collasped on the floor in the middle of the shop. At first people rushed over, then backed off. Someone asked if there was a doctor or nurse in the shop, when no-one came forward, it was asked if anyone knew first aid, again no-one came forward. Eventually, a couple of staff came over to see if they could help the man. The point I am getting to is how many of us actually know first aid, and could help in a situation like this. I was one of the many who just stood around not knowing what to do and eventually carried on with my business, once the situation appeared in control. It left me feeling quite vulnerable and my thoughts turned to my family and what I would do if anything happened like this at home. Panic, is all I could think of. Then I wondered why First Aid is not taught in schools. If everyone had a basic knowledge and understanding of this, then what happened today may not cause as much panic. Instead of people standing around looking uncomfortable and feeling rather helpless, we may have been able to offer the man and his family more support. What do you think? By the way, the ambulance arrived and the man was conscious and could talk, so hopefully he and his family will be able to enjoy the New Year.