I always try to help. Be it hitchhikers, be it anyone who seem to be genuine and would do fine if offered some assistance. Kind of how we were brought up to be honest. We were always helped by people and were taught how important it is to give back to society/community in order for the ball to be kept rolling.
So you can imagine how I might have struggled when I came here on Xmas in 2006 and was shocked to see no one cared to wish/celebrate it with any one other than their family. I gave them benefit of the doubt as it might not be in their culture to start partying with some one they barely know. But I am sure 9 years is enough to know any one, but the most I have been invited was to be educated on not to flush after 20.00.
Kinda went off topic