Sunday, August 17, 2014

Helping strangers unaware

Yesterday I was out cycling with my youngest when we spotted a lost gentlemen. Or rather he spotted us. He was looking for a street just one block away so I fired up my smartphone and spoke the words to get the maps app to do it all for me. I rotated the map and showed how where to go. Epic fail.

I was only a block away. I did not walk him home, but then why should I? I mean he was only a block away? I am not responsible for the world and all of it's lost old men am I, well it was not good enough. My wife helped a lady with her shopping at the same time in the city. Carried her groceries all the way down to the river to her houseboat. Then had to find her way back to the bus stop. My meager effort was null in comparison.