Your Brother’s Keeper?

Years ago I rode in what are called “Poker Runs” with motorcycle clubs. It was fun and fairly complex. You had map with a route laid out on it, and designated stops along the way to pick up a playing card. At the end, whoever finished fastest and had the best “hand” won. I remember one when I was racing along and remembered passing a spot where a Harley was off the road and a guy was sitting on the ground beside it. I thought he was just resting so I roared on by and finished the run.
At the end the sponsor said, “Did anybody see a biker on the side of the road?” Of course, we all said we did. And he asked, “Did anyone stop to see if he needed help?” And nobody had. So the guy said, “That fellow biker was placed there to see if anyone would stop to see if he needed assistance. If you had stopped you would have gotten 50 extra points.”
I lost the Poker Run but I learned a valuable lesson.

About johnbeckmanbooks

John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Also a well published author Beckman now devotes full time to writing fiction. He currently has several eBooks on Amazon.com, "Tropical Knights," first in a series of adventure/mysteries about a sailor and his lovely CIA cohort on a mission to save America. Now available the sequel, and second in the series: "Tropical Daze." The third Jack & Amy adventure is "Tropical Rage" which became available on 30 April 2014. All of his books are highlighted on http://johnbeckmanbooks.com and available from Amazon.com. . .
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