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Posted: 12/29/2005 7:22:20 PM EDT
it just occured to me: this Christmas Eve, i was in a truck that ran off into a ditch in AR at 10pm

well it just rained and 4wd could not do crap; lots of folks offererd to help, but one group of guys really came through, even going back into town for a Deere to pull us out

well we thanked em and wished em a merry xmas--did not exchange names or addresses or anything, but it just hit me that i did not give em any money (not that i had a lot on me, i had ~$60)

i should have given it to em....

what do you think?

is it right to give good samaritans cash for thier volunteer help?

P.S.: if those guys are on this site, THANKS again!
if i knew who they were, i would give em the cash too...
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 7:24:15 PM EDT
if i stop to help someone and they offer money i always turn it down.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 7:25:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hanau:
if i stop to help someone and they offer money i always turn it down.



+1. That's what a good samaritan does.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 7:26:58 PM EDT
If they were doing it to be nice, they didnt want or expect money.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 7:27:00 PM EDT
I offered the one time I needed help, but they refused.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 7:28:34 PM EDT
If the person is somehow set back monetarily by helping me, I will offer them money.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 7:28:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hanau:
if i stop to help someone and they offer money i always turn it down.




Yeah, I generally refuse money, too.

OTOH, when I get helped out I generally offer something.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 7:31:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By piccolo:

Originally Posted By hanau:
if i stop to help someone and they offer money i always turn it down.




Yeah, I generally refuse money, too.

OTOH, when I get helped out I generally offer something.


yep been the stuckee and the unstucker
I always offer if i am stuck had about 40% take the money , i always refuse if i pull someone out and they offer
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 7:31:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2005 7:32:34 PM EDT by Defcon]
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 7:32:18 PM EDT
I've stopped to help a few people. Taken them down the road to get gas, pulled them out of the ditch, taken them to a phone, even changed a few tires. Nobody ever offered a thing. I wasn't looking for a reward anyway.

Link Posted: 12/29/2005 7:49:41 PM EDT
Last winter was heading to go shoot indoors. Stopped three times on the way to pull people out of ditches. Everyone offered, but I would not take it. Pulled out 2 more after shooting, same as before offered but not taken. The way I feel is that if my wife and kids ever got stuck, I would want some nice person to help them out. It does kind of flatter you that somebody is willing to pay for what some of us do for fun.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 7:55:00 PM EDT
I consider it an honor to turn down money offered to me for something I would have done anyway. And I always offer money for someones time.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 7:55:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:26:32 PM EDT
yea, did not have any beer on hand...

when i stop i dont expect anything; and if i am in a bind, a friend usually helps me out so i never think about paying anyone any cash till now...

Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:30:00 PM EDT
Depends on whether she was any good or not? If she was good, I'll offer 15% more than the negotiared price, if bad, just the neg. amount!
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:30:03 PM EDT
Offer, but don't force it.


For most, it would ruin what they did.
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