I was leaving work to go on an errand for a second, & this lady, say in her late 50s, carrying a dog bowl, walked up to my car & said "Miss, could you give me a ride to Yuma St?" I made up some excuse not to do it, & she continued to walk. I mean, there's that common sense not to give rides to strangers and all... but come on, what was she going to do to me? I feel immoral for not having helped her. Yuma St. wasn't even that far from where I was.
What do you think? Do you think I should have given her a lift or was I using common sense?
- You were using common senseVote A
- It wouldn't have hurt to give her a rideVote B
Most Helpful Guy
I think would've felt sorry for her, too, but still, you have a right to keep anyone you want out of your personal car.0
Most Helpful Girl
Good call on your part.
Shady people DO disguise themselves as harmless civilians and play on people's sympathies only to stab the good Samaritan in the back.
It's VERY easy to attack and take a driver hostage, because they have to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
Even of she was genuine, asking a ride from a complete stranger sounds very bizarre to me.0