No Thanks

I am not certain about Jonathan Parisen's mental status, but I am surprised that the question of his gratitude is even an issue after this life-changing event:

The indie filmmaker saved from certain death after falling on the Staten Island Railway tracks repeatedly refused to thank the man who rescued him.

“I have nothing to say,” sniffed Jonathan Parisen, 40, at the 120th Precinct station house.

A Post reporter gave Parisen...several chances to say thanks to Steven Santiago, and he instead said, “No, no no.”

Parisen later made $2,500 bail on a criminal-trespass charge.

Santiago, 39, remains critically injured from the head wound suffered when he was hit by a train after pulling the drunken movie maker to safety at the New Dorp station at 1:30 a.m. Sunday...

Evidently, an intoxicated Mr. Parisen jumped down on the tracks to retrieve his shoe, fell, and was struggling to get up when Mr. Santiago assisted him and was struck.

After this NY Post article appeared, Mr. Parisen did issue two tweets about praying for his injured rescuer.

Whatever his motivations, the negative publicity will certainly not help his current film project entitled "Terrobot"; a film about a giant robot that attacks NYC.

Maybe I have a limited vision, but I don't think the disorderly robot-thing will have a large following.

My prayers are with Mr. Santiago.

28 comments:

Anthony said...

Mine as well...I have no clue why Parisen would not thank his rescuer, unless there is more to the story, ie. the rescuer actually pushed Parisen onto the tracks or something like that...Otherwise, Parisen's actions are beyond belief...

oceangirl said...

My heart is with Mr Santiago and his family.

Jax said...

How brave! Rescuing someone from getting hit with a train AND in critical condition from it?? The guy didn't even issue an apology...wow!!

I hope Mr. Santiago has a real quick recovery.

Talli Roland said...

Unbelievable... I really have no words.

ladyfi said...

That is so horrible - I hope the brave rescuer recovers soon.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love your blog. It's like watching the Practice.

Pat Hatt said...

Wow someone has their head up a certain part of their anatomy. Least you could do is thank the guy, hopefully he pulls through. And yeah, a transformers rip off doesn't sound grand.

Brian Miller said...

how weird? wonder at the cause of his reaction...

Lisa said...

And it might not help him if he's ever in need of assistance again. There's a bit of a disconnect between being ungrateful and "religious" enough to tweet about praying for someone. Call me crazy but.....

Tina Lane said...

Sad. Brings up the old saying..."No good deed..."

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

How awful. Wonder if it was more than just alcohol that resulted in what happened?

Bob G. said...

SLamdunk:
He's got my well wishes too.
Amazing the arrogance and apathy some people choose to attach to their lives...

And thank God for the ordinary person (like Mr. Santiago) who WILL choose to do the extraordinary...and often for the ungrateful.

Great post and comments.

Stay safe.

Christina Lee said...

This is sooooo strange. The only thing I can think is that he was really trying to commit suicide and was upset about being rescued? Huh...I wonder if we'll ever know.

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

It's not that hard to say thank you. I mean, he could've just said it for the sake of saying it and not look like an idiot in front of the whole country.

SuziCate said...

Definitely prayers for Mr. Santiago.

Clarissa Draper said...

What an unthankful moron. He should have just said thank you even if only to promote his movie. What a dweeb.

I really hope the injured man is all right. He deserves a medal.

terri said...

I can't understand behavior like this. Crazy. Maybe literally.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

That's terrible. I hope karma rewards Mr. Santiago and bites Parisen in the butt (i.e. his movie tanks).

Nikole Hahn said...

A reflection of Hollywood...(shakes head).

Unknown said...

Wow, Parisen is really giving drunken independent directors of ridiculous "bot" movies a bad name (if that is possible) ... hoping and praying for the full recovery of the brave and selfless Mr. Santiago!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

How odd. Why wouldn't someone thank their rescuer? What an ingrate.

Lydia Kang said...

That poor man. What a terrible story and what terrible, ungrateful person that Parisen guys is.

Beth Zimmerman said...

Mine too! Hard to believe anyone could be THAT snooty!

Momma Fargo said...

Wow. Mine too.

What an ungrateful Parisen.

StrongNHim said...

Awful how people can be so prideful and arrogant. Definately praying for Mr Santiago. Thanks for sharing... I will definately boycott Parisen's films.

Maxi said...

Fortunately, Mr. Santiago kept his wits. Too bad Parisen has none.

Blessings - Maxi

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Hilary said...

Wow.. some folks are just impossible to fathom. Best thoughts for Mr. Santiago.