Another "Can you believe this"

@quispy (572)
United States
January 29, 2007 5:20pm CST
I took my mom food shopping the other day. As I was loading up the van, I heard a car coming through the parking lot with a flat tire. I thought that it was going to pull into a spot, but I hear it circling the parking lot a few times. So I finish loading my van, and look for the car, which now happens to be in the next aisle, going slowing, toward the exit. So I run over to the car, tap on the window and tell the elderly woman that she has a flat. Well, she stops the car, doesn't put it in park, and just keeps looking at me blankly. I told her to roll down her window just a little so that she could hear me, and she just kept staring. I yelled that she had a flat. 6 or 7 times! She finally acknowledged that she had a flat and I offered to change it for her. Not that I really felt like changing a flat tire, it was 20 degrees out, but that is something that I would hope a younger person would do for my mom or dad. She doesn't even acknowledge that I offered and drove off! I feel terrible, she was probably frightened, but I am one of the least intimidating woman around. I'm all of 5 feet 1 inch and slightly built. Anyway, I felt bad all day about it.
3 responses
@Bizziebod (3526)
11 Feb 07
You did a good deed just by telling her and offering to help, she may have been scared, lets face it there's alot of nasty people out there and they don't have to be 6ft giants either! It's a shame the world has come to this but I wouldn't feel bad about it - you did your best!
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
30 Jan 07
You shouldn't You did a good deed...One thing I can say, when I do something for someone, I would hope someone would do the same for me... I can't even change a tire or know the beginning of it...You did the right thing...Take it with a grain of salt and know you did a really good thing.... Don't feel bad about it..Some people just don't think or realize for whatever reason....
• United States
30 Jan 07
Maybe she didn't feel like being a burden. I know a lot of older people hate making younger people do things for them because they feel like they're making things more difficult on them.