Can I.....  

pinkplaytoyz 50F
655 posts
2/22/2006 8:18 am

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Can I.....

Can I hitch a ride?

I had the misfortune of experiencing transmission failure this morning on my way to work. I managed to push my vehicle off the road into a safe area... and I was fortunate enough to be close to home...However, it simply amazed me at the number of vehicles that passed me by as I walked in the pouring rain.
Not one person stopped to offer assistance.


rm_emerald6912 49M
545 posts
2/22/2006 11:35 am

We are losing the sense of ourselves, people living in there own little bubbles.

I would have offered you a crossbar on my push bike...


aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
2/22/2006 12:33 pm

Does that really surprise you?? People are mean!


norprin5 55M

2/22/2006 12:44 pm

one thing about living where i do, where the distances are greater - it's over 2 hours to the nearest city - people stop for each other. it's one of the few things that hasn't changed from the past.

i would have stopped for you

King Nor XVIII


pinkplaytoyz 50F

2/22/2006 12:48 pm

    Quoting rm_emerald6912:
    We are losing the sense of ourselves, people living in there own little bubbles.

    I would have offered you a crossbar on my push bike...
em- Thank you, I would have gladly accepted!!LOL


bardicman 50M

2/22/2006 1:02 pm

I would have offered you the chance to handcuff me and comandeer my vehicle, After all you were already late for work so whats another 5 minutes

Compassion is a dying breed. It saddens me.



I am not dead yet


TzarsAmuseChant 41M
2854 posts
2/22/2006 1:20 pm

If I have a family member or my girlfriend with me, I do not stop, because the world is a dangerous place, and you never know what will happen beside the road, and I figure I am responsible for the other person's safety. But if I am alone, I ALWAYS stop and help. I figure what goes around comes around, and I will have help when I need it. Unfortunately, most people these days seem to be cowards or inconsiderate assholes. I've had to walk every single time I've ever been stranded.


pinkplaytoyz 50F

2/22/2006 1:47 pm

aas- It did surprise me, I moved to this little homey rural place to be closer to my job, and everybody acts so happy-country, LOL, it didn't occur to me that it truly is/i] an act!!

norprin- somehow, I knew I could count on you!!!
bardi- Actually, I could have shared my lunch with you too, since I had to tote it back home with me!


rm_luvpiano2 56M
367 posts
2/22/2006 2:00 pm

I had left the city life and moved to the country. One winter day on the way home from work in the country, I approached a car that was down a ditch and in a snowbank. There were already 2 or 3 other cars pulled over to help. I joined the other folks, and waited until there were enough of us to push the car out of the snowbank and up out of the ditch. There still are caring people out there!


pinkplaytoyz 50F

2/22/2006 2:28 pm

    Quoting TzarsAmuseChant:
    If I have a family member or my girlfriend with me, I do not stop, because the world is a dangerous place, and you never know what will happen beside the road, and I figure I am responsible for the other person's safety. But if I am alone, I ALWAYS stop and help. I figure what goes around comes around, and I will have help when I need it. Unfortunately, most people these days seem to be cowards or inconsiderate assholes. I've had to walk every single time I've ever been stranded.
I understand completely about the safety issue, and I don't think it would have bothered me except for the fact that it was pouring rain and I was loaded down with my purse, my lunch, and my duty belt...my bootlaces on one foot became untied at one point, lol, but I didn't try to stop to tie it back...I'm glad I didn't have to see myself!!


pinkplaytoyz 50F

2/22/2006 3:07 pm

    Quoting rm_luvpiano2:
    I had left the city life and moved to the country. One winter day on the way home from work in the country, I approached a car that was down a ditch and in a snowbank. There were already 2 or 3 other cars pulled over to help. I joined the other folks, and waited until there were enough of us to push the car out of the snowbank and up out of the ditch. There still are caring people out there!
certainly, I agree there are still caring people, I am one of them myself...however, it was probably an easier decision for someone to stop where others already had, and in the daylight...It was still dark when I had to walk back home...


MyRealLoverOne 46M

2/22/2006 4:10 pm

Ok...I will give you a ride, but your not going try anything funny are you?


pinkplaytoyz 50F

2/22/2006 4:41 pm

It won't be the least bit funny when I ride you...


MrNuttz05 49M

2/22/2006 6:32 pm

As a society we only care about the moment... We only care about us! The extra mile is no more... Something very disturbing happened today & I will post it soon, but we are losing in the fight of, 'Help Thy Neighbor'! Hope you are o.k.


zorgnot2 60M

2/22/2006 8:08 pm

I had been a sworn Chrysler van owner since the 70s- band gear and all- but by the third transmission with two minivans, I had to get a smaller rig that would fit in the back of a Camry.
Nothing worse than a vehicle in which every thing works well and is comfortable (and great for between-set quickies)but just don't move except for rocking up and down.
A cell phone pays for itself about then.
So sorry about people not stopping. Let it be a lesson for us all.
People don't pick up other people like the old days Pity, that.


rh20055 37M
35 posts
2/22/2006 10:08 pm

You, a "damsel in distress"?lol I would have stopped, especially in a cold rain!


3noangels 58G

2/22/2006 10:20 pm

We always stop when we see a downed vehicle, if for no other reason to ask if everything is ok? We carry an emergency kit, that has an air pump, flares, jumpers, blanket, flashlight, even a spare can of gas. And we have one of those paid for cellphones, only had to use it twice in 2 years we got it..

We live in the country, nearest town is 17 miles, so we stay prepared, and in the winter, (now) we have a bag of salt, cat litter, and a shovel..


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