Tried to help an older lady take her luggage down the stairs at Union Station (Chicago). She panicked and held onto her luggage very tight. On hindsight, (cont)

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DO I HAVE PERMISSION TO TOUCH YOU?

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This is the exact problem with out society - people being overly sensitive and offended by everything.

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She might have thought I was trying to steal it. I was in non-consultant clothing (cheap hoodie, gym shoes, older jacket). I merely said - let me help you, and reached for her luggage. She might have misunderstood my intentions. PSA- state loudly and clearly "May I help you?", and wait for response.

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"Non-consultant clothing" OP, you need to keep up the image

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^^ and then we hear how people are so butt hurt that willing and able people don't help others. It goes both ways

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Yeah you messed up. I would NOT be okay with a random stranger touching me or my stuff without my express permission.

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