So I get home from work last night and go about my evening routine. Check on the kids and go make supper. Everyone is fed and cleaned and it’s time to head outside and tend to the animals. As I go about my evening chores, I notice a little old lady walking in my front yard carrying a stick larger than herself. I walk over to her and ask if she needs help. She seems distant. She tells me she has a flat tire and pulled into the end of my driveway.
So I tell her why don’t you come inside for some tea and we will wait for my husband. WELL….wrong thing to say. I don’t know what or who she thought I was but she f-r-e-a-k-e-d out!!! She said she could not come in my house as she was holding this stick. I said fine, lets go look at your car. We walked over to her car, I got the spare out of the trunk and told her that we should wait for my husband to do the rest. She had a new car and I didn’t want to scratch or break anything.
This whole time she is very distant and seemed scared. I asked her what was wrong and she said to me, “I’m sorry, you look sweet and are very polite and nice but now days, I don’t trust anyone!!” I tried to reassure her that I as just trying to help her but it didn’t work. Even when my husband got home, 15 minutes later and fixed the tire, she sait in the car with the doors locked and the window rolled down just a little. Once it was fixed, she was on her way.
She did thank us but I couldn’t believe it. I was shocked. I’m in my early 30’s and not out to harm anyone. I had my 4 kids with me ranging from 3-17 and she was scared of all of us. I’m still shocked. Honestly, I don’t think I look that scary!!!