Never mind saying “Yes, please” to every stranger’s “Can I help you?”
Now there’s a new development: I find myself perfectly happy to accost strangers and ask for help. “Excuse me, could you please reach that box down from the supermarket shelf...carry this package into the post office for me...pick up the trash from the garage instead of down at the curb?”
And it's okay, because they all look so happy about it! You’d think they were so many Boy Scouts, who had to wear their pins upside down until they’d done a Good Deed for the day.