Everett E. Dodd Jr.: Clear conscience

September 20, 2013 

Clear conscience

The Sept. 8 letter “Too suspicious” described the letter-writer’s guilty conscience after having turned down a request for gas money from a young man who was pushing a motorcycle at a gas station. She needn’t castigate herself.

Recently, near a service station on Falls of the Neuse Road in Raleigh, my wife and I were approached twice in five minutes by young men who had “lost their wallets” and said they needed gas money. One of them was pushing a motorcycle. I think this akin to the lost bus ticket scam, which has been tried on me several times in the parking lot of a Six Forks Road grocery.

I have taken beggars to restaurants and paid for their meals, but money will not pass from my hands to theirs. The letter-writer’s conscience should be clear.

Everett E. Dodd Jr.

Raleigh

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