mortality cartographer (beeooll) wrote,
mortality cartographer


I was standing in Lowe's this afternoon looking at toilet flappers (the in the tank mechanism that the outside handle lifts up and triggers the flush).

This guy walks up, stops in front of me, decently dressed, clean, courteous, and says, "hello, I've run into a bit of a problem. I've ran out of gas in the parking lot and I don't have any money. Would you mind helping me?"

I looked at him puzzled because that wasn't what I would have expected and reached into my pocket to get some change. I don't normally carry change but I figured that I would be on the tollway and need some... so I gave him half of it. Over a dollar fifty in quarters and dimes.

He extended his hand and says, "Thank you. My name is Nash." I shook his hand and said, "Well Nash, best of luck to you man." Never giving him my name.

He starts to walk away and as he does he said, "Well thank you truly Bill.. I mean, Thank you truly."


I was freaked out? Definitely.
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