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Oct 17, 2008 4:59 PM CST Would you help a stranded person?
Wantedman
WantedmanWantedmanHamilton, Ontario Canada4 Threads 122 Posts
Today I had to run some errands and when I was done I was on my way out the malls parking when I saw bundled up woman with a large sign that had stranded written on it with some other writing which I could not read. I could'nt stop either because of where she was sitting. She had no car, just a duffle bag and a small backpack.

Would I of helped her? I was tempted to but did'nt. At this day and age it's not difficult to find alternative ways for help....However on my way home I kept on debating on turning around to help her.



So would you have stopped and see what was wrong with a stranded person?
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Oct 17, 2008 5:05 PM CST Would you help a stranded person?
mike69spain
mike69spainmike69spainAlmuñécar, Andalusia Spain41 Threads 6 Polls 5,508 Posts
Wantedman: So would you have stopped and see what was wrong with a stranded person?


I often stop and talk to people who seems distraught or just generally out of "guidance". What I have learnt is to be weary of those who carry a sign with them, they are the ones that most often has come through as less honest about there situation.

I say weary, because, I still talk to them.

Of course, I live in Hippie land, and here they people looking for a supporting hand now and then, generally are in true need and are not dangerous to approach.

I would be more careful in a "big city".

wine
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Oct 17, 2008 5:05 PM CST Would you help a stranded person?
arabella
arabellaarabellaNear Farmington, Maine USA110 Threads 2 Polls 7,814 Posts
No.....

I have a handicapped family member who depends on me to stay well and alive.

I don't pick up hitchhikers any more either...same reason.


What I would have done if I had been in your shoes?

I would have called 911 and asked if a police officer could come and check to see if the woman needed help.

That way, if she needed help....medical or otherwise, the police could help her find her way.

dunno
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Oct 17, 2008 5:14 PM CST Would you help a stranded person?
I have before and will continue to...cheers
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Oct 17, 2008 5:17 PM CST Would you help a stranded person?
Hugz_n_Kissez
Hugz_n_KissezHugz_n_KissezSomeplace, Ontario Canada82 Threads 3 Polls 34,865 Posts
Wantedman: Today I had to run some errands and when I was done I was on my way out the malls parking when I saw bundled up woman with a large sign that had stranded written on it with some other writing which I could not read. I could'nt stop either because of where she was sitting. She had no car, just a duffle bag and a small backpack.

Would I of helped her? I was tempted to but did'nt. At this day and age it's not difficult to find alternative ways for help....However on my way home I kept on debating on turning around to help her.
So would you have stopped and see what was wrong with a stranded person?



I am really leery about picking up strangers....but I think in that case I may have stopped because I have been stranded with my car broken down and some kind strangers helped me...BUT it's a tough call...more often than not I will drive by hitchhikers because it's too dangerous to pick them up these days!!!!!





wine
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Oct 17, 2008 5:17 PM CST Would you help a stranded person?
Indyfella
IndyfellaIndyfellaindianapolis, Indiana USA230 Threads 9 Polls 27,698 Posts
Last time I picked up someone he said he was suicidal....and he went on to tell me he had a gun.


I kept thinking......."suicidal works....keep that thought, please....don't confuse it with homocidal."


I proceeded to get him out of the car at the next gas station.
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Oct 17, 2008 5:19 PM CST Would you help a stranded person?
mbcasey
mbcaseymbcaseyNorth Myrtle Beach, South Carolina USA78 Threads 7 Polls 21,350 Posts
Indyfella: Last time I picked up someone he said he was suicidal....and he went on to tell me he had a gun.I kept thinking......."suicidal works....keep that thought, please....don't confuse it with homocidal." I proceeded to get him out of the car at the next gas station.


whoa Indy...you were lucky...
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Oct 17, 2008 5:21 PM CST Would you help a stranded person?
Indyfella
IndyfellaIndyfellaindianapolis, Indiana USA230 Threads 9 Polls 27,698 Posts
mbcasey: whoa Indy...you were lucky...


Scared the piss out of me....not picked up anyone since then. That was my excitement for an evening.
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Oct 17, 2008 5:22 PM CST Would you help a stranded person?
Hugz_n_Kissez
Hugz_n_KissezHugz_n_KissezSomeplace, Ontario Canada82 Threads 3 Polls 34,865 Posts
Indyfella: Scared the piss out of me....not picked up anyone since then. That was my excitement for an evening.



Yeah you were lucky...hence the reason you don't see me pick up hitchhikers....You just never know who you're picking up.....wave uh oh dunno roll eyes hug teddybear bouquet
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Oct 17, 2008 5:23 PM CST Would you help a stranded person?
Indyfella
IndyfellaIndyfellaindianapolis, Indiana USA230 Threads 9 Polls 27,698 Posts
Hugz_n_Kissez: Yeah you were lucky...hence the reason you don't see me pick up hitchhikers....You just never know who you're picking up.....



I have about the same kind of luck with blind dates too....rolling on the floor laughing
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Oct 17, 2008 5:28 PM CST Would you help a stranded person?
omurchu22
omurchu22omurchu22Dundalk, Louth Ireland16 Threads 1,030 Posts
I do always.. since a stranger one time stopped for me when i went through a car windscreen at 120 km an hour into a tree......

Thankfully he was an off duty fireman from Dundalk and he stopped the bleeding /placed his own coat over my blood soaked body (it was unuseable for him after that) and kept me alive until the ambulance/paramedics came.


lots and lots of sticky plasters later and 2 years until i could walk properly etc etc ..i hardly reflect on the past as its a negative part of my past and to hurtfull to remember ..but for this thread and for a charitable stranger i thought i owed it to him and the likes of him to let him know ill never forget him ....

is Samaritan a good word??
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Oct 17, 2008 5:30 PM CST Would you help a stranded person?
There is a Time and a Place to provide Help for someone.
Would have to decide that case by case how far I'd go in providing Assistance,there is no Blanket Answer¨.
There are one set of people that can always count on my Assistance though,and that is a P.H.D.thumbs up handshake
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Oct 17, 2008 5:30 PM CST Would you help a stranded person?
shipoker58
shipoker58shipoker58Las Vegas, Nevada USA35 Threads 4,332 Posts
Wantedman: Today I had to run some errands and when I was done I was on my way out the malls parking when I saw bundled up woman with a large sign that had stranded written on it with some other writing which I could not read. I could'nt stop either because of where she was sitting. She had no car, just a duffle bag and a small backpack.

Would I of helped her? I was tempted to but did'nt. At this day and age it's not difficult to find alternative ways for help....However on my way home I kept on debating on turning around to help her.
So would you have stopped and see what was wrong with a stranded person?




There are way too many variables to answer with a simple yes or no
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Oct 17, 2008 5:32 PM CST Would you help a stranded person?
Hugz_n_Kissez
Hugz_n_KissezHugz_n_KissezSomeplace, Ontario Canada82 Threads 3 Polls 34,865 Posts
omurchu22: I do always.. since a stranger one time stopped for me when i went through a car windscreen at 120 km an hour into a tree......

Thankfully he was an off duty fireman from Dundalk and he stopped the bleeding /placed his own coat over my blood soaked body (it was unuseable for him after that) and kept me alive until the ambulance/paramedics came. lots and lots of sticky plasters later and 2 years until i could walk properly etc etc ..i hardly reflect on the past as its a negative part of my past and to hurtfull to remember ..but for this thread and for a charitable stranger i thought i owed it to him and the likes of him to let him know ill never forget him ....

is Samaritan a good word??



Yes...I would say so....it's those kind of selfless people that make this world a worthwhile place...now saying I wouldn't pick up hikers...if someone has a car broken down...or there were an accident....you bet I would stop and help.....wave wink hug teddybear hug bouquet
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Oct 17, 2008 5:33 PM CST Would you help a stranded person?
Conrad73:
P.H.D.


Piled Higher (&) Deeper confused grin
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Oct 17, 2008 5:36 PM CST Would you help a stranded person?
omurchu22
omurchu22omurchu22Dundalk, Louth Ireland16 Threads 1,030 Posts
Hugz_n_Kissez: Yes...I would say so....it's those kind of selfless people that make this world a worthwhile place...now saying I wouldn't pick up hikers...if someone has a car broken down...or there were an accident....you bet I would stop and help.....


I hear ya girl.......its just down to common sense and practical judgement........................i always dream about going by a security van full of money if it crashes though.....................Do i help the driver or run off with the money devil








yeh yeh frig id help the driver ........please keep that a secret................rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
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Oct 17, 2008 5:38 PM CST Would you help a stranded person?
Hugz_n_Kissez
Hugz_n_KissezHugz_n_KissezSomeplace, Ontario Canada82 Threads 3 Polls 34,865 Posts
omurchu22: I hear ya girl.......its just down to common sense and practical judgement........................i always dream about going by a security van full of money if it crashes though.....................Do i help the driver or run off with the money yeh yeh frig id help the driver ........please keep that a secret................



Mums the word.....hmmm batting giggle
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Oct 17, 2008 5:41 PM CST Would you help a stranded person?
mike69spain
mike69spainmike69spainAlmuñécar, Andalusia Spain41 Threads 6 Polls 5,508 Posts
Indyfella: I have about the same kind of luck with blind dates too....


Wha...?


rolling on the floor laughing
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Oct 17, 2008 5:45 PM CST Would you help a stranded person?
HJFinAZ: Piled Higher (&) Deeper
HINT:Poor,Hopeless D****.grin
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Oct 17, 2008 5:45 PM CST Would you help a stranded person?
Hugz_n_Kissez
Hugz_n_KissezHugz_n_KissezSomeplace, Ontario Canada82 Threads 3 Polls 34,865 Posts
Indyfella: I have about the same kind of luck with blind dates too....


How many of those have you had to kick outta the truck at a gas station????


uh oh doh giggle
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