Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sharing Saturday: Stranger

H and I had a "date" tonight!  We met some friends for a really nice dinner and went to Graeter's for yummy dessert.  On our way home, a stranger approached us in the parking lot. 

He, his girlfriend, and a small child were traveling to and from Akron today to see a grandmother that had suffered a stroke. They were almost out of gas.  Would we help get him some gas?

First of all, I was pretty caught off guard.  I just looked at H and waited for his response.  H smiled at him and said, if you follow us up to the gas station, we can help you out.  The man and his family did just that.  We got them some gas (and they truly were on "empty") and we all went our separate ways.

When H returned to the car, we both felt a little uneasy.

Did we just get taken?

Who knows?  Maybe or maybe not?  It doesn't really matter at this point, does it?  After all, we can't control what others do with our good will.

How do you deal with requests from people you don't know??

P.S.  Grandma, thank you so much for babysitting!!! 

1 comment:

Tricia said...

You didn't tell me that! Good call to go to gas station. I would have probably done the same thing.