From there I headed to the gas station -- my low fuel light was on - yikes. When I got out of my car to start filling my tank something very odd happened. A woman in a beat up car pulled alongside my pump on the other side. She called out to me and when I approached her car (maybe not the safest thing to do) she said she was living out of her car and asked if I could give her some money to help feed her three kids, also in the car. I was caught off guard and said I was sorry but I couldn't help her. She left and I felt bad. Maybe I should have given her a few dollars, I don't know. Maybe I should have done what my co-worker Ric or my son Kevin have done -- offered to take the kids into the convenience store and buy them what they'd like. I didn't think fast enough and now I keep seeing the hopeful eyes of three little children looking to me for help. I'll try to react differently next time.
As if to soothe my soul, I queried the driver who pulled up next to me and asked what he would have done. He admitted he probably wouldn't have given her cash either.
So the question of the day is: what would you have done? I'd appreciate your input.
I promised a progress picture of the Willy Nilly bag and here it is~~
I have enough to make a second bag using lighter colors so look for that in the days to come.
I'm taking the day off of work tomorrow to go to a new dealership to get my air conditioning fixed in my car, along with a radiator cap recall. Hopefully I'll make it over to my original dealership to get my free oil change, too. It's been six months but I think I'm getting close to giving in and getting a haircut, so tomorrow might be the day for that too. So much maintenance needed!