I took a quick glance around to see who might be looking. I was in my neighborhood after all.
In that split second the thought also crossed my mind about how this would reflect on my perception of my own manliness. Like it or not, there is a certain measure of male pride at stake when considering such a proposal.
Finally, after seeing no familiar faces, I decided I'd just throw caution to the wind.
"Uh...yeah, sure. I could use some help out with those." I responded as I looked from my son to the cart, which was loaded full of grocery bags.
And I gotta tell you, it made things a lot easier.