After watching the trailer for the new movie No Good Deed starring Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba, it makes you think twice about doing a good deed for a stranger. In the trailer, Henson unknowingly tries to help a deranged killer, played by Elba, when he ends up on her doorstep during a stormy night claiming car trouble and asks to use her phone. He somehow finds his way into her home and Taraji literally fights to save her and her young daughter’s life. Take a look at the trailer below and then flip through to see what good deeds we may stop doing to keep ourselves out of harm’s way.
1. Giving people a ride
People are quick to ask for a ride but won’t offer gas money.
2. Babysitting for free
All you get in return is a headache and a ransacked home.
3. Lending money
You will most likely never see that money again anyway.
4. Opening doors for people
People don’t know how to say thank you!
5. Telling people advice
Most likely they won’t listen to you.
6. Giving homeless people money
Are they really homeless or nah?
7. Letting people use your car
They take your car all day and return it with the gas tank on empty. No bueno.
8. Saying bless you when someone sneezes
People seldom say thank you
9. Donating to a good cause
You have no clue where that money is actually going.
10. Giving up your seat on the bus or train
You’re tired too!
11. Letting people sleepover at your house
They might break things, or better yet steal something!
12. Hooking your friend up with a job
If they suck at the job, your rep is screwed.