i stopped off at the grocery store on the way home from work today to get some meat to cook for supper. there was an older woman with a walker standing outside the store when i went in that i knew by sight - since i've worked in stores and restaurants the whole time i've lived in this town i know a lot of people. i said hello to her and went about my business.
when i came back out a half an hour later, she was still standing there. i told her to have a good day and she told me to do the same. i started to walk off and then something made me turn around and ask her if she needed a ride. she told me that she did...that she'd been waiting for three hours for the person who said they were going to pick her up. she lives ten miles in the opposite direction from my house but i certainly couldn't leave her stranded. i remember all too well what it was like not to have transportation. so i drove her to her little trailer house in the woods and we had a nice conversation along the way :o)