A little help

I always seem to have these memorable moments in Bank of America ATM's. I was getting my cash, when the woman next to me asked me to use my phone. She said she was from China, couldn't figure out how to work her phone, and needed to call her friend. I think I would have been much more cynical had I not had so many experiences in other countries when I've asked complete strangers for similar help. It's interesting how the personal boundaries can be crossed so easily when someone really needs assistance. Now, my instincts could have been off - she easily could have run off with my phone. Instead, she used it briefly, thanked me profusely, and went off to meet her friend.