Would You Lend Your Phone To A Stranger?
January 2, 2019 3:55am CST
Have you ever been asked for your cellphone by a stranger giving excuses that his battery has drained out or his phone had been stolen or lost etc. Its pretty hard to deny but its equally that suspicious to believe what the person is saying is right There have been incidents that people have used such tricks on innocent people and have misused their cellphones for threatening or making spam calls. Have heard of one that was used to make a ransom call against a kidnapping, for which the lender was accused. Just yesterday a guy came and asked for my cellphone, saying that he had to make an emergency call but his battery had given up. He dint look trustworthy by his appearance and so I denied him, it gave me a guilty feeling within but I just couldn't I walked away and turned around to see what's he was up to and saw that he approached a man ahead who actually gave him his cellphone, that made me fell a little mean on my decision But still I don't think that I would ever lend my phone to a stranger unless I am totally assured that he is in a bad situation and he really needs to make a call, but again how would that be assured? Anyways what would you do? would you or would you not lend your phone to a stranger?
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I had given my a phone to a lady for making a call. She wanted to inform her hubby she and her children waiting for him on a particular spot. Another time, some asked and I said I have not enough balance to make a call. However, the world is so dangerous and it is not good to offer our phone so quickly to a strange person.
Yes, for me..I’ve been in the situation where I wanted to borrow a phone for same reason. Maybe I will just the one to dial the number and hold the phone and use the “loudspeaker button” just to make sure everything is okay. But still you did what you think is right and for your safety as well.
@kavinitu nowadays showing kindness to SOME people is something you need to think first. I remember the news on tv, there was an old woman who simply helped the the lady who said she was lost. And so the old woman, directed her to the place she would like to go You know what happened? She got hypnotized. The lady drained her bank account and took her jewelry with her.
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I was with my siter one time and, she didn't lend a phone to a half drunk young man (or maybe he wasn't but he looked suspicious) and, that was fine. In fact, this same man was insisting to lend a phone so, my sister threatened him with a police. If you have a strong gut that someone is not trustworthy, it's probably the case. I borrowed my phone for a sms message only (which I pointed out cause, I didn't have enough money) to a lady which was my mother's age. We were riding a bus from one town to another, a copule of years ago and, she needed to send a message to someone who waited there for her. Strangely, she didn't thank me afterwards. Today, I don't what would I do. I feel very strange when strangers are approaching me.
Yeah it does make me a little uneasy too when strangers approach me too, specially for addresses. If I was in your place I would have lend my phone to the old lady too because there wasn't any point in doubting the old lady, but atleast she should have thanked you for the good courtesy. And good of your sister to threaten the stranger with the police his insisting was not right if somebody doesn't want to then he should have backed away.