Archive - Feb 25, 2008
On the way home from work tonight, I stopped and picked Elliot up from Taekwon Do and then headed home. As I turned onto a street near our house, I noticed a car heading toward me that swerved into my lane before turning back to its own. As I proceeded, I noticed a dark object lying an the side of the road. Today was trash day, so at first I assumed it was a garbage bag. As I passed it, I realized that it was a person. I stopped and got out, and saw that it was an elderly. She said she had fallen and asked me to help her up. I was concerned that she might have been injured, but she assured me that she didn't have a bad fall. I offered to give her a ride, and she asked for a ride to Kroger. She said her husband had said that snow had been forecasted for tonight, and she was trying to get to Kroger before it snowed. After she bought a couple items, we gave her a ride home. I offered to give her my phone number in case she needed anything else, but she said she didn't need it. She just asked my name and street (presumably to send a thank you note).
I was quite glad that I saw her when I did because she could easily have be run over while lying there on the side of the road. Her hearing seemed to be fine, but her vision seemed to be a bit lacking (which probably explains why she was walking instead of driving). I was also glad that my son was there to observe me stopping and giving this lady aid.