I think we are influenced a lot by external things - where/how we were brought up, our experiences, what we read/watch. And our 'risk radar' is based on this.
For me, I don't have issues with the original scenario - but there are others that do. But I guess that is just life experience that determines that.
I've not read all the posts but I'm struggling to see how accepting a balloon from a stranger would pose any immediate danger to you or your children?
I would've just accepted it and moved on.
I tend to make friends or at least have lovely, friendly experiences in public too.
I do think it's best to follow your mumstincts - mine rarely let me down.
On the other hand VP perhaps he was enamoured with you and was hoping to strike up a chat ....
Last edited by misskittyfantastico; 04-10-2015 at 22:26.
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