Why I Was Happy To Be Picked Up By A Strange Man

Last week was a slightly challenging week.

Things didn’t go to plan.

I won’t bore you with the details but on top of my normal schedule, firstly I managed to lock myself out of the house, just before work.

Then, the next day, I broke down on the motorway. That’s what I wanted to talk to you about today.

While I was broken down, in the dark, on an unlit part of the M4, the cars where whizzing past, I remember thinking I was in a tricky spot here. I knew I was close to the slip road, so I decided to get myself off the motorway somewhere safer, to wait to be rescued. I wasn’t out of the car for more than 30 seconds jogging along the hard shoulder and a good citizen pulled over and picked me up and he dropped me somewhere safe.

I was so thankful that someone stopped, and it actually inspired me to write this.

I thanked the man profusely and he replied: “I dont like to see anyone broken down like that”.

So often in life we are afraid of strangers.

We are told to beware of the nutters, and the news and TV make us think every other person is a threat.

And if the truth be told, I certainly fit the description of the type of guy NOT to pick up on a dark night.

In modern times we are controlled by fear.

FearAnd as a result of public fear, some people dont get help when they need it most.

Which I think is very sad.

I believe most people are good, and instinctively want to help each other out of trouble and be kind to one another.

What’s the lesson? For me its to have faith in our fellow humanoids, they aint so bad, and of course try to come to the aid of someone, if they look like they need it.

I’ve made my point, that’s enough of this soppy rubbish.

Class dismissed.

Richard Clarke

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