posted on May, 5 2015 @ 11:38 PM
a reply to: Atsbhct
Trusting your instincts is always a good idea. If you didn't feel safe picking them up, then you made the right decision. We (hubby and I) have
offered rides before, and also skipped some looking for one, and it was always based on the "feel" of those wanting a lift.
Two men, and you alone? Not a good mix for an encounter. The guilt, I can't explain. Maybe deep down, thinking someone else would be hurt by them?
If so, NOT your fault!
Many years back, the ex and I gave a lift to a fellow, and even got him some food to carry. He was traveling, in a COLD winter, with no gloves,
trying to get back to another state after a job fell through. He got a ride to a truck stop, so he could catch one further, and a pair of work gloves
from the car, and some food to carry. He needed it.
Another time, the current hubby and I offered a ride to a young woman stranded downtown after a 4'th of July celebration. Her ride had abandoned
her, and the way she was dressed, we were afraid she'd end up as a victim. She was drunk, too. Appreciated the lift, though!
Creepiest was the two kids. which I wrote about in detail here - Strange Encounter
That one, nothing bad actually happened, but it could have. I have wondered, had I not offered them a lift, if someone else would have, who would
have seen a far different result.