I know - clickbaiting title.
However, I simply had to relate the following story to you.
A number of years back my wife and I were on the way to a wedding when me came across a stranded car at the roadside out in nowhere. Two people were
there - a man and a woman - and we stopped to investigate. Turned out that they had just got married and the car they were driving were brand new and
they had failed to notice that the sales place had only put enough fuel in the gar to get to the nearest service station. So now they were stranded.
Needless to say (but I'll do it anyway) my wife and I towed the stranded car to the nearest service station, which happened to be back the way we
came. We got a bit late to the wedding, but we helped the stranded copule.
Well that wasn't the story, but merely to lay the basis for the real story. Just so you know what my wife and I would ususally do.
Today I went to the builders market to get some stuff. As I exited our road onto the main road, I noticed a car - obviously stranded - and two people
standing next to it, looking .... stranded.
A well I thought - they had mobile phones and one of them were on it.
So I carried on with my business.
Anyway - on the way back from the builder about half an hour later, I was thinking about the stranded car.
The two people were definitely of middle eastern descent and absolutely NOT of Danish descent. What if they were baiting people to stop? To rob
What if they genuinely were stranded? What if they were on the phone to tell someone that they weren't going to make whatever appointment they had?
What if they didn't have any friends close enough to be able to help them?
I was definitely in two minds and it made me feel rather akward. As mentioned, only a few years ago I wouldn't have hesitated.
But I decided in the end, that no matter what, when I got to the same spot, I'd stop and ask if they needed help. Even tow their car to the service
station if that was what was needed. And if the car had broken down beyond moving, then I'd help them out by driving them to the train station.
But do you know what REALLY made me uncomfortable?
When I got to the spot, the car had gone and to my shame I thought: "Well that was lucky".
edit on 1-11-2015 by HolgerTheDane2 because: Microsoft fingers