There’s a weird cognitive dissonance that can happen when you see something bad simultaneously happening to a person and an object of some value. “Oh nuts, my wife didn’t see the edge of that rug sticking up and now she is flying headfirst across the living room onto the hardwood floor and I wonder if she emailed that document she was just editing a few moments ago because that laptop sure looks like it’s going to go through that open doorway and down those cement stairs into the basement.”