I was running late plus I’m not one to give money to people on the off ramps of highways (or on ramps) so when I saw her approaching I had no intention of stopping. Then she stepped in front of my car and began waving her arms. I slowed to a stop and rolled down my window. She quickly told me she was not going to yell at me and asked that I do the same. She said she had run out of gas, motioned to her car, and was with her little girl. Could I spare a few bucks for gas. She told me a previous driver had yelled “get out of the road n****r”. I was appalled at my “fellow” driver. She asked if I had a gas can, because they charge like 5 bucks for those. I told her I didn’t have a gas can. She said I could take her cell phone number and she would pay me back. I opened my wallet, told her I only had a twenty and handed it right over. As I watched the cars coming up behind me I asked how she would get across to her car. She said she would walk to the cross walk, not far. She said she loved the subaru and of course I said I loved my subaru.
As I pulled away I thought, oops forgot to get her number. That’s okay I did a good deed. I took a quick glance in her car, no little girl that I could see. I looked in my rearview and saw she wasn’t crossing to her car, she was hitting up the next unsuspecting driver. She got me. She read me like a book. Tomorrow morning I’ll be taking the same route but I suppose her “shift” may vary day-to-day.
Am I a sucker? Yes, sometimes I really really am. However as I continued my drive I thought about it. I would rather be a sucker and do something I thought was charitable, than be an ass and risk leaving someone abandoned when they needed help.
I am curious how much she makes. She’s very skilled at reading people and she’s got her act down. I would recommend adding a little girl in the car and only hitting up every other group of cars but that’s just me.
(continuation of title) – or I’m a sucker.