Both of these incidents happened on back-to-back days last fall, but something just reminded me...
Mr. Dips was going into the post office to drop off shipments for the coin store he works at. A lady saw him and asked him to carry her letters in to mail because she couldn't find a parking space. The parking lot was crowded, the lady was polite, so he shrugged and did it. He didn't find it sucky; he just found it a bit strange that someone would be so trusting with her mail as to rely on a random stranger to make sure it was delivered.
Mr. Dips was dropping our son off at church for a religious education class. The rules are that you have to park and physically bring your child into the building. So he's walking into the building with our son when a man pulls up in his car and asks Mr. Dips to escort his kid into the building because he had hurt his leg and walking was difficult.
I don't know about you guys, but a bum leg is not going to make me rely on a total random stranger to take care of my kid for me.
BTW, Mr. Dips told the guy "no," but said he would mention the dilemma to one of the church volunteers. He did, but has no idea what happened after that.