$35 later... My DH and I stopped by the local supermarket on the way home. DH has a bad back and when we were ready to check out, DH decided to go to the van and wait for me there. Once I was done and headed out, I knew something was up. There was a lady on her cell phone talking to DH through an open window. Her story - she had brought her 90+ year old father to an eye doctor to get glass? out of his eye. They had stopped at the store for something and then her car would not start. Triple A had not been able t restart the car and where her father lives is many, and I mean many miles away. For locals - La Mesa to Temecula far away. She needed money to get a shuttle to take them home. $34, to be exact. She was on the phone with mom who told her to find an angel. Well, long story short - we gave her our address and $35. She promised to mail us the money once she was home. She said neither she or her dad had an ATM card with them - they did not "plan" on going to the store. Now as I sit here, I wonder, how many people leave home without their ATM card? It is a fixture in my purse, it is a fixture in my DH's wallet. Sigh - I wonder if we were suckers? I told DH that I have given away close to $100 in that parking lot this year - a mom who needed formula for the baby. A girl and her brother who needed gas. The woman who needed dinner fixings for her children the day before her disability check came in, gave her the money and reminded her to get fruit and veggies too. Now this lady and her dad that we never saw. I need to ask someone if there is a secret code scratched on our van or our backsides that says "softies here!"