Saturday, September 25, 2010
When I was a boy we had a flat tire once, and a kindly older gentleman stopped on his own, helped us change the tire, and basically saved our family trip. Now that I'm older with a family of my own, whenever I see someone stranded on the side of the road I think of that man, and I wonder if he survived the savage beating we gave him before we stole his cash and credit cards. He could still be in that ditch for all I know, maybe he'll show up on "Cold Case" or something one of these days. That's why they call it stranger danger, I guess.