Okay, this one has us puzzled. The night before last, just before dark, there was a knock on our door. My husband answered, and it was a woman who needed gas for her out of state car. She said that she didn't have a wallet and that she needed to make it into town, about 6-8 miles away. My husband had a 5 gallon container of gas for the lawn mower, so of course, he gave her some. I wasn't home at the time (I teach class a couple of nights a week) but when he told me about the visit, we both felt her behavior was odd. Here is what puzzled us-if you are running out of gas, why would you leave the interstate, drive past a gas station (where there would be people there who could help), turn onto a frontage road, cross train tracks and a canal, drive up a paved country road, then turn onto a dirt road and drive for a half mile up a hill to a house where there may or may not be people/gas? Yes, you can see our house from the interstate (up on a hill) but its not easily accessible. Here is the other thing, while he was giving her free gas, she started lecturing him! He should farm organically, he should give up his water rights, etc. Anyone who lives in the West knows that discussing water rights is a hot topic! There is a standing joke here that it would be better to steal your neighbors wife rather than steal his water. So, since when did begging for gas come with a lecture? What in the heck is up with this and will she be back? Has anyone had a similar experience?