Bridey - I have so thanked the Lord, and prayed that these people look to him for their needs instead of themselves. I have to so look at the thankful things, because my anger would only keep me suppressed in my thoughts. Thanks.
Val- I've never felt unsafe in a rest area, yet I've never given your boss' advice a thought either. It's never crossed my mind that a state rest area or motel parking lot would be any unsafer than a gas station. I'm so very trusting of people, and I truly felt I was safe pulling in.
Ladies, just be careful. We are all victims and targets just by the nature of being female.
It didn't help that I was driving a vehicle without automatic locks or an alarm.