OK: today I went to WalMart. When I went to check out there was a woman in line in front of me who obviously had some kind of physical disability. Very spastic (in the clinical sense) movements. She was having a terrible time getting her stuff put up on the belt to be checked. After watching her for a couple of minutes, I asked her if she needed help. She said, no, she could manage - which was fine. I understand people wanting to be independent. When she was done and I went to pay, the kid who was the checker complimented me and said that he'd worked there for over a year and that lady comes in often but I was the first person he'd ever heard ask her if she needed help. So are people just becoming selfish jerks or was I sticking my nose in where it didn't belong and I should have just kept quite and not offered help?