Results: After the Boston bombing, are you more careful about attending public events?


This week’s Weekly Writing Challenge focuses on the use of forms. I took a recent post, and added a form for feedback at the end. I had never used a form before, but will certainly consider doing so. The comments were lengthy and often heartfelt. As for statistics, 100% of those who responded said they were not more concerned about attending public events after the Boston bombing.

I was pleased with the comments I received, but was surprised they arrived by email, and were not displayed the way comments usually are. Perhaps I didn’t set the form properly!

Here is the form I used, and below a selection of the comments.

Comment: I don’t really attend many public events, but there is one that I’m planning to attend: the Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk taking place in Washington, D.C. on June 1st. It helps support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a cause that is extremely important to me. There is no way I’m letting some idiots keep me from attending an event that is meaningful to me personally and has the potential to help make a positive difference for people whose struggle with suicidal ideation is even harder than my own.
After the Boston bombing, are you more careful about attending public events?: No

 

Comment: Having served in the armed forces stationed in London during the height of the IRA bombings you just got used to the signs about unattended bags, the warnings on walls and on the tv and radio but if you watched every bag or allowed the warnings to get to you, your life would be nothing, if you allowed the terrorists to get in your head then they have won, life is more then worrying about something that may not happen. So get out and prove that you cannot be beaten.
After the Boston bombing, are you more careful about attending public events?: No

 

Comment: One of my believes is that I do not want to be lived by fear of what might or might not happen. I guess the safest place to be is at home. However, if you stay home indefinitely, never going anywhere out of fear of what might happen, you will miss out on a lot of fun, love, magical moments, and so on. So no matter what happens, go out and live!

After the Boston bombing, are you more careful about attending public events?: No

 

Comment: I try to forget the bad things like that!!
After the Boston bombing, are you more careful about attending public events?: No

 

 

Published by DCMontreal

DCMontreal - Deegan Charles Stubbs - is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

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