Honestly, I couldn't tell by sight at 5 feet is she was male or female. To say this response caught me by surprise is an understatement. Over the long haul, this experience did not deter me from stopping to help, I'm just a little more careful not to go bounding up like an over-excited Labrador puppy with my offers of assistance.
This is probably good advice from a security standpoint as well. Stop to help, but be situationally aware.
Greetings over the Pond!
I am sorry you had this experience. There are always some people who take positive ideas to the other extreme and become exactly like the people they despise.
1. Pissed at her flat.
2. Terrified that some guy stopped to "help" her.
Then again, she could just be a bitch. They do exist.
I wouldn't alter your behaviour though because of this type of reaction. Life is too short to suffer fools.
Why did you feel obligated to stay for the entire lecture?
EDIT: I'm very interested to know why the downvotes are happening.
Really, though; the apology isn't the gist of what I was trying to say. The gist is that the parent poster was in no way obligated to stand and take that lady's entire retarded rant.