So do you pull over to help a woman with car trouble?

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  1. Hannie Caulder

    Hannie Caulder Diva extraordinaire

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    Would you change a flat tire for her? Or do you figure she has a cell phone and can call someone? Has technology killed chivalry?

    Me being nosy again it's what I do.
     
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    id offer to call a tow truck or something just in case she doesnt have one(phone)....id likely be recording the whole even also
     
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    Oldschooltube Flux Capacitor Technician

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    Personally I think a lot of factors would come into play.

    Time of day/night.
    Location.
    Is she alone or maybe not? Could someone be hiding in the bushes?

    I would definitely WANT to help but if spidey sense says no then I will call it in.

    ETA Is she hawt?
     
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  6. thwalker13

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    Man, woman, doesn't matter. I don't pull over to help anyone. To much crazy and I'm to paranoid.
     
  7. Darkangel1846

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    I'd call road assistance, or the sheriff. but most of the time there is already someone helping those in need.
     
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    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Gold Member

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    Depends on what she plans to do for me.....
     
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  9. Gray Dood

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    Depends.

    Usually not anymore. Cell phones and our area has a VERY active road service truck on highways, dispatched by use of traffic cameras.

    Help usually arrives in minutes.

    In other circumstances, maybe, but it depends on those circumstances.
     
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    I'd call it in, too. For many of the reasons stated above.
     
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    Pistolay Wut?

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    In this day and age, chivalry is pretty much dead, but it wasn't technology that killed it.

    If I were alone, as @CBennett said, I'd offer to call for help (or go for it, if there was no cell coverage), but I wouldn't get near her or put myself in any kind of position that could be even remotely misconstrued. And yeah, I'd be recording it.

    If my wife were with me, I might behave differently, but she'd still be recording it.
     
  12. 01coltcolt

    01coltcolt TruLite Plant Manager

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    True, story:
    I was on my way home from work and there was a middle age, black woman sitting at the gas pump messing under the hood of her car. She appeared to be upset and was trying to call someone. I went in the gas station bought some beer and when I was leaving noticed her messing with her battery. I ask her is I could help her. She said her car wouldn't start and that her husband was deployed. I cleaned the battery terminals (with a rag and Coke-a-cola :)) and tightened them. Had to jump the battery cause it was stuttering, but it fired right up. She told me her husband worked on base and ask me my name.

    Three months later, after I had completely forgotten this. My Squadron Chief called me randomly and said that I needed to be at the Air Force Global Strike Command Chief's office at 1500. That he wanted to speak to me. I ask why, he said he didn't know? I was pretty nervous, this was defiantly not normal, this guy runs a entire MAJCOM. But at the time I was the Top 3 council President and figured it had to be a base related issue. I went to his office and his secretary had me wait. So it turns out that was his wife I helped. He was deployed at the time and he was extremely happy to meet me. He shook my hand, thanked me and coined me. (Tradition of coining, leaders give coins to people during a handshake, for significant accomplishments or actions) It was pretty awesome, I couldn't believe it. Made me feel good.
     
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  13. Hoochrunners

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    Nope. Not in today’s day and age. She’s got a phone. Use it honey.
     
  14. geefal

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    yes but.

    I have a recorder with me to keep record of any conversation and actions right now. To many weird women who if you blink twice in their direction will scream "microagression mental rape" or some other nonsense.

    Some really nutty people have ruined a lot of things for everyone.
     
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    I had the same thing happen in Texas, when I was in 727 school. A gal in a grocery store parking lot, had her hood up and was messing with the battery. The terminals were corroded pretty good. I asked if she had some Coke in the car. I cleaned her terminals and she was on her way. She was very thankful, and in good Texas fashion, I tipped my hat and rode off into the sunset in my rental car.
     
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    Is she HAWT?
     
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    Good man! Brother
     
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    What he said.

    Depends largely on location (are they in a bad spot where my flares could help them not get hit?) and how urgent the need for help appears to be. I also generally don't stop if my wife is in the car unless its something we both decide is a dire need. I'm not a fan of introducing her to dangerous situations that could be avoided.

    When I do decide to stop I park downstream from their car, turn off the car and take the keys so their buddy can't just hop in and drive off in my car. It helps to keep flares and a flashlight handy in your car and set them up. You can't help anybody if both of you get waffled by a driver that didn't see you on the side of the road. I've helped clueless men change their tire, not just women. The last one I stopped for the wife had more sense in how to change the tire than the man did, and they would've been there for hours if nobody told them where exactly to use the jack on their Ford Escape.
     
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    GOT THAT RIGHT.
     
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    Clean your terminals
     
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