Help a brother out

I saw this written out on Reddit today. I think its from the West Wing, but I’m not sure. I’m putting it here mainly for my own reference, because it highlights something I learned recently about helping one’s fellow man:

“So there’s this guy, walking along, and he falls into this giant hole. The sides of the wall are so steep he can’t get out, so he starts shouting for help. After a few minutes a doctor walks by and the guy says “Doctor, I fell down this hole and I can’t get out.” The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down the hole, and carries on. Then a priest walks by and the guy yells up “Father, please help me, I’ve fallen down this hole and I can’t get out”. The priest says a prayer for the man and moves on. Then a friend walks by. The guy yells up “Hey, buddy, can you help me? I’ve fallen in this hole and I can’t get out.” The friend looks down into the hole for a few seconds and then jumps down into the hole. “What the hell are you doing?” the guy says, “Now we’re both in the hole!” “Yeah,” the friend says, “but I’ve been down here before, and I know the way out.””

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