Matthew Lickona 2:45 p.m., Dec. 10
When you're driving down the road, or on a freeway, or any place, and if you see a stranded motorist, how do you decide if and when to pull over.
I'll admit, right here and now, I'm a coward. I only pull over if I think i have a reasonable chance to beat them in a fight; which means I don't pull over that much.
Even, if by chance I am driving near Hillcrest, and I see a woman who looks like Ernest Borgnine in drag, I will not pull over. Why risk it?
Today I pulled over to the side of the road to help a man with his wife and child. Sure, they could have been a family of cannibals, but the woman looked honest, and their kid seemed normal. I helped the dude change his tire, and then I moved on.
And then, down the road a bit further, I saw a motorbike rider trying to flag people down, and he looked like Adam Lambert crossed with Pewee Herman (who was awful on Conan a couple nights back)...I didn't stop.
So there..I have told you when I will pull over (hardly ever) and yeah, its due to the fact I am a human with all the stereotypes pre-loaded.
Now, what about you? What circumstances, do you pull over to help?
Not being sexist, but would a woman ever pull over and help a stranded motorist who was a man? What if he looked like Edward the Vampire from New Moon? ...
Do you leave your fellow human...stranded? Or, are you a person willing to help a stranger in need?