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2020-08-17 6:48:15 PM  
He just made up his own tip for the good deed.
 
2020-08-17 7:06:17 PM  

wejash: He just made up his own tip for the good deed.


I taught my daughter how to change tires but when she got one and was changing it, some guy came by and pushed her out of the way and changed it. Demanded 60.00 bucks after. Watch it out there.
 
2020-08-17 9:27:29 PM  
A person who fixes your car then robs you, isn't that called a "mechanic"?
 
2020-08-18 12:36:39 AM  
Something like this might have almost happened to my elderly mother.  She drove away on the flat with the trunk open when a group of teenagers approached her.  Who knows what would have happened?  It is best to trust nobody.
 
2020-08-18 12:40:51 AM  
Talk about a Trojan horse moment.
 
2020-08-18 12:40:59 AM  
AMA?
 
2020-08-18 12:42:15 AM  
NCSB
Helped a lady change her tire, only to have some jerk drive up and make drama over it because it was her dude.
🙄 Reasons 777 glad I never carried a gun all the time.
 
2020-08-18 12:44:01 AM  

tjsands1118: A person who fixes your car then robs you, isn't that called a "mechanic"?


You got suckered into getting a "Johnson rod" for your car too?

/obscure?
 
2020-08-18 12:44:59 AM  

kdawg7736: Talk about a Trojan horse moment.


Geez I missed that part of the article

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2020-08-18 12:50:30 AM  
Then again my sister once rolled her car and was approached by a bunch of homeless guys who pushed her car upright.  Then again the same sister was once carjacked (the car found two feet from where it had been as the carjacker did not know stick).

I stand by my assertion that the best bet is to not trust anybody.  You should assume that they are intent on torturing you, killing you, and then raping your corpse.  That way you are prepared for the worst and if you later find out that their intentions were otherwise you get a nice pleasant surprise.
 
2020-08-18 12:50:50 AM  
Sounds like something out of a dark comedy:
"Thank you so very much for helping us and changing our flat tire."
"You're welcome. Now give me all of your money and your cellphone."
*couple chuckles*
*man pulls out gun*
"I said...give me...all of your money...and your cellphones."

*guy drives off with money, phones and also grabs their 'granddaughter's teddy' which they were actually smuggling diamonds in, only to be robbed himself by blonde hitchhiker he picked up further up the road*
 
2020-08-18 12:54:55 AM  
So many here upthread live in a Mad Max world.
 
2020-08-18 12:56:24 AM  
I understand where he's coming from.  I get pretty serious about managing my alignment sometimes too.
 
2020-08-18 12:57:09 AM  

tjsands1118: A person who fixes your car then robs you, isn't that called a "mechanic"?


Or  a tow truck operator. Had a blowout on my trailer and my impact wouldn't loosen the bolts (whoever put them on last massively overtightened them beyond spec), tow guy demanded $125, cash. Luckily I actually had it on me, but it was all of my emergency cash as we generally only plan for 500 miles of towing range and a night's stay at an RV park when considering what we might need cash for instead of credit (say the credit card networks are all crashed).
 
2020-08-18 12:57:41 AM  
Depending on what he got away with, the victims may have still come out on top.
 
2020-08-18 12:58:34 AM  
Too bad the car had four good tires and wasn't able to follow the criminals to get their plate number.  Also too bad more women don't have their own cell phones.
 
2020-08-18 1:00:39 AM  
This might be the most St. Louis thread ever
 
2020-08-18 1:02:33 AM  

tjsands1118: A person who fixes your car then robs you, isn't that called a "mechanic"?


praises cheeses i've come out on the good end more than i've been bent over and reamed.
 
2020-08-18 1:03:59 AM  
i have helped many people stuck on the road, many were single women.
i usually start by trying to hand them my phone to call anybody.
one time i told the two girls that if a guy approaches they should take his picture, just in case.
i let them take mine. an honest guy would not mind. i have changed tires for women and only told them that my tip is to be taken care of by them learning how to do it themselves.
one time a dad showed up and wondered why i had waited with his daughter when she was now at a gas station. i said my wife understands and i told him i treated her like i would want someone to treat my daughter.
then he understood.
so the lesson is take a picture of your good Samaritan, good ones wont mind and the bad ones can be caught faster.
 
2020-08-18 1:04:54 AM  

Myk Ox: This might be the most St. Louis thread ever


No.

The most St. Louis thread ever would be one to discuss the best place to get a slice of Imo's Pizza while driving up highway "farty-far" to go to the Cardinals game.
 
2020-08-18 1:16:45 AM  
Based on this thread, half of Fark live in South Africa.
 
2020-08-18 1:25:24 AM  

WTP 2: i have helped many people stuck on the road, many were single women.
i usually start by trying to hand them my phone to call anybody.
one time i told the two girls that if a guy approaches they should take his picture, just in case.
i let them take mine. an honest guy would not mind. i have changed tires for women and only told them that my tip is to be taken care of by them learning how to do it themselves.
one time a dad showed up and wondered why i had waited with his daughter when she was now at a gas station. i said my wife understands and i told him i treated her like i would want someone to treat my daughter.
then he understood.
so the lesson is take a picture of your good Samaritan, good ones wont mind and the bad ones can be caught faster.


That seems like a solid approach.  Also I never understood how anyone who drives a car would not know how to change a tire.  Nobody taught me how and I have done it many times.  Really, what is confusing about it?
 
2020-08-18 1:30:03 AM  
My name ain't triple A! Pay me!
 
2020-08-18 1:36:41 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: WTP 2: i have helped many people stuck on the road, many were single women.
i usually start by trying to hand them my phone to call anybody.
one time i told the two girls that if a guy approaches they should take his picture, just in case.
i let them take mine. an honest guy would not mind. i have changed tires for women and only told them that my tip is to be taken care of by them learning how to do it themselves.
one time a dad showed up and wondered why i had waited with his daughter when she was now at a gas station. i said my wife understands and i told him i treated her like i would want someone to treat my daughter.
then he understood.
so the lesson is take a picture of your good Samaritan, good ones wont mind and the bad ones can be caught faster.

That seems like a solid approach.  Also I never understood how anyone who drives a car would not know how to change a tire.  Nobody taught me how and I have done it many times.  Really, what is confusing about it?


To people that have zero mechanical experience of any kind, everything really.  And there are many people like that - sadly enough.  And no, they aren't hardly women exclusively.  They've just never had to do, and they've never been forced to sit through how.  Someone else gets paid to do that stuff.  Doesn't mean they're stupid (or even wrong to get someone that knows what they're doing, really) - just means they aren't going to have any idea when there isn't someone around.

/surprising amount of people I've seen fark themselves taking the nuts all the way off one at a time too
//even among people that can use tools in a basic sense, and have some idea, that one seems to have eluded many
///and no I'm not Tim Taylor, but I at least know how to do basic fixits on things mostly - sheer self-defense and inability to afford to pay someone else to do it
 
2020-08-18 2:22:06 AM  
Never forget the time my sister needed her tire changed.......she was flirting w/the guy so much he forgot to tighten all of her bolts that when he left her (w/a ph#) the tire fell off as she drove away.  Needless to say she never heard from him.......because she didn't give him the right number anywayz.
 
2020-08-18 3:25:59 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: Then again my sister once rolled her car and was approached by a bunch of homeless guys who pushed her car upright.  Then again the same sister was once carjacked (the car found two feet from where it had been as the carjacker did not know stick).

I stand by my assertion that the best bet is to not trust anybody.  You should assume that they are intent on torturing you, killing you, and then raping your corpse.  That way you are prepared for the worst and if you later find out that their intentions were otherwise you get a nice pleasant surprise.


Except, if your actually believed that, and behaved in a way consistent with your beliefs, you would never give anyone the chance to surprise you...
 
2020-08-18 3:43:56 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: WTP 2: i have helped many people stuck on the road, many were single women.
i usually start by trying to hand them my phone to call anybody.
one time i told the two girls that if a guy approaches they should take his picture, just in case.
i let them take mine. an honest guy would not mind. i have changed tires for women and only told them that my tip is to be taken care of by them learning how to do it themselves.
one time a dad showed up and wondered why i had waited with his daughter when she was now at a gas station. i said my wife understands and i told him i treated her like i would want someone to treat my daughter.
then he understood.
so the lesson is take a picture of your good Samaritan, good ones wont mind and the bad ones can be caught faster.

That seems like a solid approach.  Also I never understood how anyone who drives a car would not know how to change a tire.  Nobody taught me how and I have done it many times.  Really, what is confusing about it?


Between my wife and I, we have over 30 years of driving and zero times have we needed to change a tire.

I understand that it is trivial to do, but they're are tons of trivial other repairs I could also learn that are very unlikely to matter either. Lots of new cars don't even come with a spare tire, reflecting this.

It's also moderately dangerous to change a tire on the side of the road anyway. People get hit, people get robbed....

Best case you just get dirty from all the road crap on your car.

And, to do it properly, you need a torque wrench anyway... Even if you keep one with you, they need to be recalibrated annually.

Safer, easier and arguably cheaper to call a tow truck and/or Uber
 
2020-08-18 3:51:55 AM  
Sounds reasonable and fair considering the criminal element

I probably be okay with that was if he was calm
 
2020-08-18 4:41:12 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: Then again my sister once rolled her car and was approached by a bunch of homeless guys who pushed her car upright.  Then again the same sister was once carjacked (the car found two feet from where it had been as the carjacker did not know stick).

I stand by my assertion that the best bet is to not trust anybody.  You should assume that they are intent on torturing you, killing you, and then raping your corpse.  That way you are prepared for the worst and if you later find out that their intentions were otherwise you get a nice pleasant surprise.


Ime the vast majority of strangers will offer assistance in these situations.

I'm not saying your experiences aren't true, but crime would be ludicrously high if they were representative of the population as a whole.
 
2020-08-18 5:00:32 AM  
Fark has said many times that no one needs a gun because the idea of random bad people is just fantasy.
 
2020-08-18 5:09:18 AM  

bfh0417: Fark has said many times that no one needs a gun because the idea of random bad people is just fantasy.


Ho ho yeah, I'm sure the couple having a gun would have made things way better.

Best thing to do when someone holds you at gunpoint is to make a move towards pulling out a gun.

Obviously he'd drop his gun at that point and scatter like a cockroach.
 
2020-08-18 5:11:56 AM  
Guns are like farking Excalibur, only the chosen hero can pull the trigger on one. Everyone else are just pretenders.
 
2020-08-18 8:03:59 AM  
Well, you don't want to steal a car that has a flat now, do you?
 
2020-08-18 8:05:11 AM  

Mrtraveler01: Myk Ox: This might be the most St. Louis thread ever

No.

The most St. Louis thread ever would be one to discuss the best place to get a slice of Imo's Pizza while driving up highway "farty-far" to go to the Cardinals game.


Fails without mention of Ted Drewes' or toasted ravs.
 
2020-08-18 8:27:06 AM  

bfh0417: Fark has said many times that no one needs a gun because the idea of random bad people is just fantasy.


fark, I can't believe I'm biting on this low quality bait but; you need a gun to protect yourself?
 
2020-08-18 9:51:58 AM  

bfh0417: Fark has said many times that no one needs a gun because the idea of random bad people is just fantasy.


Possessing a gun places you at higher statistical risk, not lower.
they demonstrably do not make one safer.
if you wish to own one - by all means do so,, and with my blessings, I'm all about the Second - but don't kid yourself it makes you safer, because it does not.
 
2020-08-18 9:53:09 AM  

dready zim: Well, you don't want to steal a car that has a flat now, do you?


But - why fix their flat before you rob them?
Now, they can chase you.
 
2020-08-18 9:55:07 AM  

Salmon: bfh0417: Fark has said many times that no one needs a gun because the idea of random bad people is just fantasy.

fark, I can't believe I'm biting on this low quality bait but; you need a gun to protect yourself?


Statistics show that having a gun does not actually protect you. The circumstances under which one should actually carry to be safer are extremely rare.
 
2020-08-18 10:00:19 AM  

jso2897: dready zim: Well, you don't want to steal a car that has a flat now, do you?

But - why fix their flat before you rob them?
Now, they can chase you.


Didn't they also steal the car?
 
2020-08-18 10:01:10 AM  
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So no, I didn't read TFA.
 
2020-08-18 10:08:59 AM  

dready zim: jso2897: dready zim: Well, you don't want to steal a car that has a flat now, do you?

But - why fix their flat before you rob them?
Now, they can chase you.

Didn't they also steal the car?


Don't ask me - I never read the stupid f**king articles.
 
2020-08-18 10:27:25 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: Then again my sister once rolled her car and was approached by a bunch of homeless guys who pushed her car upright.  Then again the same sister was once carjacked (the car found two feet from where it had been as the carjacker did not know stick).

I stand by my assertion that the best bet is to not trust anybody.  You should assume that they are intent on torturing you, killing you, and then raping your corpse. That way you are prepared for the worst and if you later find out that their intentions were otherwise you get a nice pleasant surprise.


"And if we're lucky, they'll do it in that order."
 
2020-08-18 10:52:02 AM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: Moniker o' Shame: Then again my sister once rolled her car and was approached by a bunch of homeless guys who pushed her car upright.  Then again the same sister was once carjacked (the car found two feet from where it had been as the carjacker did not know stick).

I stand by my assertion that the best bet is to not trust anybody.  You should assume that they are intent on torturing you, killing you, and then raping your corpse. That way you are prepared for the worst and if you later find out that their intentions were otherwise you get a nice pleasant surprise.

"And if we're lucky, they'll do it in that order."


I'd rather be killed first, then raped or tortured.
 
2020-08-18 11:08:21 AM  

Smackledorfer: xxBirdMadGirlxx: Moniker o' Shame: Then again my sister once rolled her car and was approached by a bunch of homeless guys who pushed her car upright.  Then again the same sister was once carjacked (the car found two feet from where it had been as the carjacker did not know stick).

I stand by my assertion that the best bet is to not trust anybody.  You should assume that they are intent on torturing you, killing you, and then raping your corpse. That way you are prepared for the worst and if you later find out that their intentions were otherwise you get a nice pleasant surprise.

"And if we're lucky, they'll do it in that order."

I'd rather be killed first, then raped or tortured.

Firefly

quote, Zoe discussing the Reavers. This being Fark, I didn't think it would be in any way obscure.
 
2020-08-18 11:19:27 AM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: Smackledorfer: xxBirdMadGirlxx: Moniker o' Shame: Then again my sister once rolled her car and was approached by a bunch of homeless guys who pushed her car upright.  Then again the same sister was once carjacked (the car found two feet from where it had been as the carjacker did not know stick).

I stand by my assertion that the best bet is to not trust anybody.  You should assume that they are intent on torturing you, killing you, and then raping your corpse. That way you are prepared for the worst and if you later find out that their intentions were otherwise you get a nice pleasant surprise.

"And if we're lucky, they'll do it in that order."

I'd rather be killed first, then raped or tortured.

Firefly quote, Zoe discussing the Reavers. This being Fark, I didn't think it would be in any way obscure.


I knew it was a quote, I stand by my reply. Get frelled.
 
2020-08-18 11:38:14 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: And, to do it properly, you need a torque wrench anyway... Even if you keep one with you, they need to be recalibrated annually.


I don't necessarily disagree with you, but I got a chuckle about the torque wrench.  I don't think I have ever seen one used properly on a lug nut.  My local tire store uses one, after tightening the nuts with an air gun.  No telling what its setting is or how often calibrated.  To me, it's a show to prove that the lug nuts are at least tighter than whatever the torque wrench breaks at.
 
2020-08-18 11:55:45 AM  

Smackledorfer: xxBirdMadGirlxx: Smackledorfer: xxBirdMadGirlxx: Moniker o' Shame: Then again my sister once rolled her car and was approached by a bunch of homeless guys who pushed her car upright.  Then again the same sister was once carjacked (the car found two feet from where it had been as the carjacker did not know stick).

I stand by my assertion that the best bet is to not trust anybody.  You should assume that they are intent on torturing you, killing you, and then raping your corpse. That way you are prepared for the worst and if you later find out that their intentions were otherwise you get a nice pleasant surprise.

"And if we're lucky, they'll do it in that order."

I'd rather be killed first, then raped or tortured.

Firefly quote, Zoe discussing the Reavers. This being Fark, I didn't think it would be in any way obscure.

I knew it was a quote, I stand by my reply. Get frelled.


I'd love to but you know. social distancing.
 
2020-08-18 5:39:41 PM  
I watched this happen last night on an episode of Modern Family.
Woman helps the girls change their tire and then steals the car.

didn't know this was something that really happens
 
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