Let me start this by apologizing for being negative here.
So last night I stopped at a Pilot in Arkansas at 3:00 AM to get ice and clean the windshield. I was approached by a lady asking for money. At first I thought,…..well, you know. But she said she was traveling across country and someone had smashed her window and stolen her purse. She had no money, credit cards or ID. She was out of gas and stuck. I had no idea if she was telling the truth, you get hit up pretty often at truck stops for money, but I figured it was not up to me to judge. I gave her five bucks and went into the store for ice. I kept thinking about her predicament and decided that I was not OK with leaving it like that. I went back out and found her talking to another driver and I asked her to pull her car up to the gas pumps and I would fill it. The good news is that prompted the other driver to offer her $10 so now she had $15. Unfortunately she only had an 11 gallon tank. So I filled it and then asked if she was hungry. We went in and I got her a sandwich, carrots and a Gatorade. I wish I could have done more and I have no idea what she does when that all runs out. As we walked into the store I told her that she should be able to get help at truck stops, she told me that I was the first that had been willing to help her for “free”. I got sick to my stomach. Three drivers had offered to help her if she worked it off. What kind of pigs are there? I can see saying no, but what jerk would say something like that. There are hookers who hang out at truck stops and they are not hard to find, why terrorize someone?
Please keep her in your prayers.