|Trace The Mitten|
Today while fixing my flat I would estimate over 20 runners and cyclists passed by, but only one asked me the question in the title.
I was confident and busy taking care of the repair. I am always trying to look like I know what I am doing (even when I am clueless).
If you need assistance look like it. Wave someone down. Say, "Hey, can you help me?" "Do you have a pump?" Hang you head. Cry. Look at you bike and shake your head in puzzlement.
People will help when given the invite. I have heard many tales of road angels. You can become a road angel too.
What goes through your mind when you see someone along the side of the road?
Do you assess the seriousness of the situation?
What would you do to assist?
Ask if they are OK . It sure helps your spirits to hear someone ask.
What assistance are you able to offer? Do a phone call. Tell them what might help. Do the repair. Offer a tube or patch. Wait there with them until help arrives.
I will think about this. Maybe I can be someone's road angel.
I was OK today. Thanks for asking.