The Creative Good Samaritan
You've heard the ex
As I was returning home from driving my son to school, I came round the bend on a busy highway. On the other side of the road, a man had pulled over his truck and was out in the middle of the road. I slowed down, not clearly processing what this guy was doing. He looked like he wanted to bend over and pick something up, but then he stopped himself. On the road was a opossum playing dead right on the center stripe. Meanwhile traffic is coming up fast on him in both directions, so he sort of panics and kicks this furry critter like a football towards the side of the road. He got some good air but the darned thing wouldn't roll. So the poor beleaguered rescuer kicks the critter again, this time a little further, again with limited results. He has to kick it about four more times before it is completely off the road. Whereupon traffic resumes and the rescued little critter snaps out of it, looks up at him quizzically and scampers away seemingly unharmed into the woods...
The image of this loving soul stopping to rescue a frightened critter and having to resort to near violence just cracks me up!