By WTF is all I ask - 27/07/2012 23:55 - United States - Mcallen
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One thing I've learned from this website is to never help elderly people pick up their groceries.
My brother picked up an old lady's groceries that she dropped along the railroad tracks. She said thanks but then later found him, gave him a thank you card and $50. It's not always bad to help people. It's better off to help and get rejected than to walk away without helping. You never know, you might need their help one day.
Haha, I have noticed a lot of people helping and getting yelled at for doing so. I say, keep helping because you never know when someone really does need the help. Actually, if I think about it, I feel that old people trust women way more than men. I'm sure some people won't agree but I've never been yelled at and I'm 28.
63 - I agree. Everyone in society has pre-made perspectives on people based on their gender, age and ethnicity. Politeness and kindness is associated with females, and males are genuinely known for being rude and untrustworthy. These are simple stereotypes, but they are strictly enforced to keep everyone conformed. I've just finished my Sociology course, yet it is lodged in my brain forever :(
It's always the old ladies starting something. Maybe the right thing to do is to let them pick up their own groceries for now on.
Were you wearing some sort of T-shirt with a liberal statement on it?
There are like 20 FMLs where a decent person tries to help the elderly and they end up with their ass kicked instead
You are fostering a culture of dependency on the Nanny State. If you were a proper Texas conservative, you would have punched her in the mouth and stolen all the groceries you could carry. That's the only way she'll learn to hold her groceries!