A True Story and a New Hypothetical Question


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Things are sketchy in my town.  Teenagers are creating such an upheaval, you really never know what to expect.  Best to keep your eyes open, just in case.

I was in a convenience store, and getting ready to exit.  A suspicious looking teenager was getting ready to enter.  We both approached the door – at the same time.

“Oh, boy,” I thought to myself.  “This could be trouble.”

Before I had a chance to reach for the door handle, the suspicious looking teenager grabbed it - first.

He opened the door for me.

“Okay,” I thought.  “What does this mean?  Is he going to shoot me?”

Not completely out of the question, nowadays.

I carefully walked through the door, not sure what would happen next.  You just never know around here.

“Thank you,” I said in a near whisper.  Better to be polite, you can’t be too careful.

Then, that boy said something that completely caught me off-guard.

“You’re welcome, Ma’am,” he said, as I passed.


This gave me food for thought.

Here’s your hypothetical question.  There is no wrong answer:

You’re driving down a long road, going 45-55 mph.  There is a man coming towards you on a bicycle, waving his arms and showing an expression of “Don’t Go There!”  Meaning, he is trying to warn you not to continue down that road.

Do you:

  1. Stop and turn around.
  2. Slow down and proceed with caution.
  3. Keep going at 45-55 mph.

Please think about this and answer below.


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