A few days ago I was leaving my subdivision when I saw an elderly lady walking down the street. I have never seen this woman in the neighborhood so I slowed down to get a closer look. She appeared to be in her 60’s, disheveled hair, wearing pajamas and a blanket. She had on two different shoes and as she walked the street she looked confused.
I immediately thought this was one of those settings where an elderly person with Alzheimer’s or a similar brain disorder had wandered off from their home. This may be a Mattie’s call situation. I pulled over and called the police. When the dispatcher answers I tell them who I am, my number and what the predicament is. The dispatcher is asking all of the questions that are typical when you report an issue; age, height, color, clothing, etc. The dispatcher asks me where the lady is and I tell her she is walking behind my truck. She asks if I will stay and watch the lady until the police arrive and I agree.
As the dispatcher is putting the call over the radio to have an Officer come the elderly lady slowly creeps up on my truck. The dispatcher is on my blue tooth speakers in the truck asking me the current location of the elderly lady and I tell her the lady is walking up to my window. Feeling extremely vainglorious from the previous week’s opportunity to help a homeless person I roll the window down and proudly ask;
Ma’am are you ok (knowing the dispatcher is listening)?
I’ve been robbed. Someone took my money.
Well don’t worry I’m on the phone with the police. They are coming to help you.
She looks at me and starts walking off. The dispatcher asks me what’s happening and I tell her the lady walked off. She asks me to follow her and keep an eye on her. Feeling VERY pompous I confidently think, “I am doing what GOD wants me to do!!” So of course Mr. High and Mighty will follow the lady until the police get there. That is until the elderly lady turns around and says, “Mind your FUCKING BUSINESS!!!