I think that we all understand the importance of being kind and charitable to other people. That kind of giving will help so many people through hard times, and who knows: maybe someday you will be the person who needs someone to be charitable to you, and you will be glad when they are. But every now and then, attempts at being kind go wrong in unexpected ways, and the backlash from your kind deed might make you want to never do anything nice again. Read on for people’s stories that perfectly encapsulate the saying that “no good deed goes unpunished.”
A Friend in Need
Look, being kind and friendly to other people is the right choice – unless you have reason to believe that they are a serial killer and if you get too close to them you will end up on the nightly news. We all need other people in our lives, and it is such kindness to reach out to people who need a friend.
But once in a blue moon, things don’t end up exactly how you had hoped. It’s not nice to say, but judging by that stiry, I can see why the old woman in this story might have been lonely… if that’s the way she behaves with new friends, she probably scares them off pretty quickly.