I’m pretty clear on most things, thanks to a good Catholic upbringing. I can feel guilty about ANYTHING… and usually do.
I also am pretty good at “doing the right thing”.
I am unfailingly polite and respectful, even to mean people.
If given too much change or charged the wrong price at a store, I will correct them.
I am kind to children and animals.
If I find a cell phone, a wallet or a wad of money in the parking lot, I bring it to the desk in hopes that it can be returned to its rightful owner.
But I’ve never figured out THIS:
You’re driving down the road and suddenly you come upon a police car parked in a hidden spot, waiting for speeders. You are OK, because you are a law-abiding citizen (or terminally cautious).
Now, here’s the dilemma that they never covered in catechism class: flashing your lights to warn on-coming traffic … courteous? or subversive?
I can’t decide.