Attention fellow drivers. This morning, I was driving down a busy road, when suddenly the car in front of me stopped at an intersection. Multiple boys jumped into his car and he drove off.
But during those approximately 15 seconds that it took for the boys to get into the car, there were approximately 5 to 6 vehicles backed up waiting for him to continue driving and honking away. But the driver only left once everyone was in the car.
The reason I write this letter is not to discourage people from giving people lifts (it’s a nice thing to do if done in a proper and safe manner) but rather to do it in a way that doesn’t cause a chillul Hashem. Sometimes all it takes is to drive up another 20 feet or to pull into a lot or onto a shoulder where it doesn’t stop traffic. Holding up other drivers is stealing people’s time, and also causes unnecessary animosity towards others.
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