posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 12:44 PM
reply to post by Frank_Rizzo
Yesterday I saw a woman getting into her car while her alarm was going off -- it was right in front of a store where the door was open -- I assumed
she would get it under control, went into the store. I was shopping for a few minutes and the alarm was still going off annoying everyone, incl. me.
IT WAS LOUD.
Anyway, I looked out the window of the store and could see her with her head on the steering-wheel, defeated and frustrated. I put my basket down,
went out to her and knocked on her _ She looked up at me and begrudingly opened her door, fearful and annoyed that I was going to chastise her
while agggressively explaing she was not stealing the car, etc.
I calmly suggested that she try putting her key in the car door, locking and then unlocking it. It worked. She was on the verge of tears at this
point and hugged me thanked me profusely and kept repeating how kind it was, etc. She was Australian and seemed so overwhelmed that someone helped
her -- I live in LA, so it's probably a little more unusual here for someone to take the time to assist a stranger than in a smaller city.
I had not read this thread until now, but thought I would include the story as it made us both happy, me esp. becuase I was able to look past my
aggravation to go help someone out. Not an easy thing for me.