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Unread 12-14-2010, 12:18 PM   #76
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I helped this one guy out of a snow drift last year when we got like 2ft or snow. He was really stuck I got in his car to try to get it out because he didnt understand a word of english, and the ignition cyl was missing, there was a screw driver on the floor amd bare wires hanging out of the dash....we left quickly

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Unread 12-14-2010, 12:50 PM   #77
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Unread 12-14-2010, 01:01 PM   #78
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This thread reminds me of a saying I heard this older fellow say once... You can tell the character of a person in how they treat someone who can do nothing for them.

Last winter we organized about 20 of us from our local anime club to not only dig out all of our vehicles, but to help a few of the 90+ neighbors. And after I finally got home, I saw a couple tow trucks get pulled out by some local offroaders, just out having fun.



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Unread 12-14-2010, 01:24 PM   #79
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You can tell the character of a person in how they treat someone who can do nothing for them.
I like that quote.
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Unread 12-14-2010, 05:31 PM   #80
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well this thread was a fun read.... hahaha

over the years I have become MUCH more picky about who I help out of the ditch. Too many people who think "feather the gas pedal lightly" means stomp it to the floor
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Unread 12-14-2010, 05:47 PM   #81
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The only time I actually stop what i'm doing and go out to recover someone is when I get a phone call. Every once in a while during a snow storm I'll be out plowing and I'll get a call from a friend saying "So and so slid off the road. Can you come pull them out?" I say "Sure, but i'm busy making money at the moment. Are they willing to pay?" If they say "yes", they get pulled out sooner rather than later.

If I'm driving along the road in a snow storm and see someone stuck I'll pull over and ask if they need help, whether it be a jump, pulled out, or gas. I never charge unless they need gas.


In before the "I tried pulling out an suv from a ditch in a snow storm, and I snapped an axle shaft" thread.
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Unread 12-14-2010, 06:10 PM   #82
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If I ever do this, I will not charge (but if they offer something as a gift, I won't turn it down {a gift is different from getting paid to do an act if you ask me}) because back when I have my car, I actually slid down a hill into a ditch (no abs on icy hill). I did call a tow truck, but someone in a GMC Jimmy stopped and pulled me out.

And dang it, why does every car I see have a recovery point standard, yet, Jeeps don't (not that we need recovered, but it would help when attaching a chain or strap).
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Unread 12-14-2010, 06:33 PM   #83
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You can tell the character of a person in how they treat someone who can do nothing for them.
This I like.....

I went out today a couple times to play.....I fond no one in distress lol
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Unread 12-14-2010, 08:56 PM   #84
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I don't charge but I will gladly accept money if offered. Guy once paid my buddy $80 to pull his Benz out. Said he had been waiting 2 hours for a tow truck.
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Unread 12-14-2010, 09:08 PM   #85
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my thread didnt backfire, you're entertaining the **** out of me right now bahahaha, im not at my parents house, go to school for engineering and have a job. any other stupid comments you little ***** ?
You say you're an engineer eh? I'm a history major, but even then my logic sometimes fails me. My (FWIW, aeronautical and civil) engineering friends are the most logical and commonsensical people I have ever met.

You're an illogical twit, as competent engineers are - by nature - logical.
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Yes....
hahaha UNREAL, I love when threads get outta hand

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engineers are - by nature - logical.
Errr umm well....yeah...thats how most are. But not all....from my personal experience I think engineers overthink things most of the time.

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hahaha UNREAL, I love when threads get outta hand

It can be entertaining to see a young guy pulled over the coals, but this one has yet to become enough of a man to admit when he has had a very bad idea.

I can admit that drinking a case of PBR and deciding to set off the fireworks that were left from 4th of July was a BAD idea....i burned a big spot in the carpet of the boat after misjudging direction of flight.

I will also admit that it was a bad idea to admit that publicly on a forum.....
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Unread 12-14-2010, 09:16 PM   #88
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It sure is going to be tough pulling cars out of snow without a Jeep......

Wonder why he is selling it?

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feeler, this gas mileage is killing me, maybe a smaller jeep and a civic
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Unread 12-14-2010, 09:19 PM   #90
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If the vehicle doesn't have an obvious tow point (like a hook) control arms/axle are the next best bet?

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Errr umm well....yeah...thats how most are. But not all....from my personal experience I think engineers overthink things most of the time.
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competent engineers are - by nature - logical.

Better?
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