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    Thread: Damsels in Distress - Do You Stop?

    1. 08-03-2011 04:52 PM #1


      Just wondering. I have had occasion to stop twice in the past month.

      The first was a middle aged lady in a sundress wrestling with the jack on her Highlander.

      I was flogging my Camry onto I-91 and pulled up behind. Scared the **** out of her as I rolled over the rumble strips. Anyway, I got out and walked up and just as I turned to talk to her, another car pulled up and she explained it was her husband.

      All good with me, and I merged back on.

      Last week I was driving South on 91 in VT and came upon a car with the hood up, woman looking into the engine bay. Turned out she was about 17 with a car load of friends...sorry, this isn't where the porno starts...and her car was overheating.

      She was on the phone with her dad, so help was on the way. Again, back in the Camry and on my way.

      Anyway, I figure I would want someone to help my wife/sister/mom whatever. Do you stop for people that appear to need help? Old folks, whatever?

      Btw, I don't mean this to be sexist or imply that women can't change tires. I know there are women out there that are perfectly capable of changing their own tires, and men that are not.

      But I know my wife can't and I doubt my sisters could either. All would probably be fine with admitting it too.

    2. 08-03-2011 04:53 PM #2
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      08-03-2011 04:54 PM #3
      the kitchen has a breakdown lane?

    4. 08-03-2011 04:55 PM #4
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      08-03-2011 04:59 PM #6
      Yep, I've stopped. Was heading to a party with a buddy, saw four gals stranded on the side of the road with a flat. Swung around at an exit ramp and stopped. Turned out they were all under 18 so no porno story for me either. Changed the flat, sent them on their way. They didn't know how to handle the jack either.

      I'll stop more often in winter, regardless of if it's a woman or not. If it's retardedly cold, or snowing bad, I'll always drive by and make sure the person is doing okay with whatever is going on, or stop and help. Almost never have had to actually help out, most people have it handled.

      One winter, I was driving out of the city on a side road, saw an old guy with a walker. It was well below zero and just miserable. I felt really horrible and swung around to give the guy a lift. By the time I had found a place to turn around, a gal had already done the same thing. Sometimes human beings are good people
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      08-03-2011 05:02 PM #7
      I actually stopped for a guy that had his two little kids with him, side of the interstate and it was 97 degrees or some insane hot. They were pretty stoked I had a huge cooler full of soft drinks and water
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      08-03-2011 05:03 PM #8
      I'll usually stop for anyone I see alone at night depending on the area, there are certain places I flat won't stop because I used to work there and know what happens after dark (one tweaker knocks on your door to ask for help while the other is in your garage taking everything he can carry). Being in a rural area most people have a good handle on roadside repair or is quickly on a CB or cell phone to someone who does so generally I'll swing by and ask if they need help but the answer is usually that they have it under control.
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      08-03-2011 05:05 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by G2BForReal View Post
      Do you stop for people that appear to need help?
      Only for hot chicks. True story.

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      the kitchen has a breakdown lane?
      lol. You get a gold star for that.

    10. 08-03-2011 05:05 PM #10
      HONESTLY, I stop for any car on the side of the road that appears 'broken down' and has a person in it or with it to see if they need help under 2 circumstances:

      1) I am not on my way to work, or to an important event etc where time REALLY matters

      2) It is not in a location where I would be in immediate danger stopping, and/or blocking traffic. (ala if they are on the shoulder, or on a side-street I'd happily stop, but if they are in an active lane of traffic hood-up, they are most likely not the sharpest tools in the shed for not getting to the side of the road or some place out of the way, and the police will handled it as they see fit depending upon the area)

      Last winter I pulled 2 people out of ditches, jumped 2 people, and changed one spare.

      Both people that I pulled out of ditches I warned explicitly that I would not be held accountable for damage and was doing it purely to help because they were unable to wait or afford a tow truck. They both gave me money after I pulled them out just out of kindness.

      Since April this year I helped a nissan versa with a road-side fuel pump install (He already had almost everything torn apart, already but had very minimal tools, I had my tools with me) and I replaced a fuel pump relay for a 96 contour that was stranded (I drive a 97 explorer, Same relay as my horn)

      I help when its safe and I can, otherwise, Tough luck sadly
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      08-03-2011 05:06 PM #11
      i used to stop all the time, but since now i have a full car (wife and 2 kids) i hardly stop b/c its too much of a hassle with the 4 month old if im alone, sure i'll stop (usually if its a girl) guys funny enough i tend not to stop unless i witness a car accident or something along those lines.

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      08-03-2011 05:08 PM #12
      how hot of a damsel?

      actually... much more likely to stop and help a mother toting kids... or a grandma, then I am stopping for a random hot chick.
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      08-03-2011 05:12 PM #13
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    14. 08-03-2011 05:13 PM #14
      Changing tires or putting coolant in aren't difficult tasks...

      If they can't take care of simple problems like that, then why should I care if they're stuck waiting for a tow truck?

      If I saw an elderly person, though, that's a different story.

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      08-03-2011 05:15 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by administrator View Post
      Changing tires or putting coolant in aren't difficult tasks...

      If they can't take care of simple problems like that, then why should I care if they're stuck waiting for a tow truck?

      If I saw an elderly person, though, that's a different story.

      right. b/c an elderly person doesn't know how to do these things right?


      your logic baffles me

    16. 08-03-2011 05:20 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by dieselraver View Post
      right. b/c an elderly person doesn't know how to do these things right?


      your logic baffles me
      elderly = weak and arthritic. their fingers literally crumble when picking up tires.

    17. 08-03-2011 05:22 PM #17
      I stopped for a woman walking that flagged me down last year. It was pouring rain and I pulled up and she opened the door.

      She said, "Can I have a ride, I didn't know it was going to rain so hard?" I said sure, but my car doesn't have seatbelts. She said thanks anyway and went on walking.

      Before the Safety Crew checks in, I had just gotten the car and seatbelts were en route....

    18. 08-03-2011 05:23 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by administrator View Post
      elderly = weak and arthritic. their fingers literally crumble when picking up tires.

      true but even evil people grow old.. could be a old nazi you are stopping to help.. just saying

    19. 08-03-2011 05:25 PM #19
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      elderly = weak and arthritic. their fingers literally crumble when picking up tires.
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      08-03-2011 05:26 PM #20
      One day on the highway about 1/4 mile ahead of me there was suddenly a cloud of dust and car booking it from the fast lane to the breakdown lane. Everyone pretty much came to a stop as the woman got out of her car, visibly shaken. I stopped to help her, turns out she had some pretty dry rotted tires and one was a complete blowout, I'm talking a complete meltdown of the sidewall, it was pretty much gone. I helped her change her spare but told her the rest of her tires were just as bad and she should really consider going to a tire store immediately. /csb.
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      08-03-2011 05:34 PM #21
      haven't really had the chance to help a lady, but i did change an old mans flat tire in the winter/snow at a gas station. he was inside when i was paying and telling the teller he stepped on his glasses and broke them in half. took me about twenty minutes and even after told him i didn't want anything, he still shoved a tenner in my hand.
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      08-03-2011 05:43 PM #22
      had the reverse situation happen to me

      forgot to tighten the wheel lugs one time (i know stupid) and had a wheel fall off while on a back road in the middle of nowhere in the pouring rain at about 10pm

      A very attractive girl in a mazda stopped and held the flash light for me while i fixed my car she also gave me her number.

      Also another night i came to this green light and all these cars were stopped and beeping. Then all the cars started going around what appeared to be a car sitting at the light broken down. so i went around as well and pulled off to the side and helped push the car off the road. It was a girl i went to high school with.
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    23. 08-03-2011 05:51 PM #23
      I'll stop if the driver is male but has cool car or motorcycle.

      I get a sick pleasure out of not stopping for women or elderly people. Makes me chuckle. Steam coming out of the hood, hot day, dressed in nice clothes, or a car with flat tires and no real spare is bonus funny.

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      08-03-2011 05:55 PM #24
      I'm more prone not to. With cell phones, people are rarely ever stranded and need the help. the couple of times I've stopped they've always replied someone was on the way already.
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      08-03-2011 06:02 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zero View Post
      I'll stop if the driver is male but has cool car or motorcycle.

      I get a sick pleasure out of not stopping for women or elderly people. Makes me chuckle. Steam coming out of the hood, hot day, dressed in nice clothes, or a car with flat tires and no real spare is bonus funny.
      your either gay or yet to been laid

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      08-03-2011 06:08 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by ADeHelian View Post
      had the reverse situation happen to me

      forgot to tighten the wheel lugs one time (i know stupid) and had a wheel fall off while on a back road in the middle of nowhere in the pouring rain at about 10pm

      A very attractive girl in a mazda stopped and held the flash light for me while i fixed my car she also gave me her number.

      Also another night i came to this green light and all these cars were stopped and beeping. Then all the cars started going around what appeared to be a car sitting at the light broken down. so i went around as well and pulled off to the side and helped push the car off the road. It was a girl i went to high school with.

      so did you hit it!?


      either of them?!

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      08-03-2011 06:27 PM #32
      likeliness of stopping is directly proportional to cup size
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    33. 08-03-2011 06:36 PM #33
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      likeliness of stopping is directly proportional to cup size
      What if those DD's are 60 years old? Still apply?

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      What if those DD's are 60 years old? Still apply?
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