I look out my kitchen window last night and see my son talking to someone in a car.
Even though he has a friend with him, I go out to check it out.
The elderly man in the car is a neighbor; one we don't know. He asked our son if he could walk his dog for a few bucks.
My mama bear is rearin' up. But trying not to go overboard. I stand close by, but not too close. (I wanted to see how son handles this.)
So, as I talk to my son about it a bit later, he tells me that the man is weird to him.
Me: "Does he make you feel uncomfortable?"
Me: "You don't need to walk his dog."
Problem solved. The elderly man is probably a decent guy just needing some help. BUT I am not going to make our son do it if he feels uncomfortable, not in this situation at least.