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Old 07-17-2013, 11:19 PM   #626
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Pulled our Camry over to the side of the road on Nanaimo and Kingsway to feed our baby. Tried to start the car but battery was dead. After 10 minutes, I gave up and I walked around for help. first car I saw. Two shady looking Vietnamese people in a beat up corolla. They were about to drive away but I quickly went up and knocked on their window. I asked them for a jumpstart. I expected a no.

In his broken English, the passenger asked: "You have jumper cable?"

I said yes and they immediately followed me to our car down the block on the busy street. We hooked up the cables, I started my car and they apologized b/c they had to go. I thanked them profusely as they drove off.

Happened last weekend.

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I was working out today at the gym by my office and I saw a really cute girl's shaker bottle get crushed by the douche next her. The funny thing is that I had just bought 6 shakers from GHN cuz i have shaker nomes in my house and car. I ran out to my car to get one of them and I was a bit shy but what the heck I walked over and said I noticed your shaker got owned so here I have a ton in my car. She smiled and offered to buy me lunch to bad I had to go to work but I got her number and we arranged a lunch date when we where both free.

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I was working out today at the gym by my office and I saw a really cute girl's shaker bottle get crushed by the douche next her. The funny thing is that I had just bought 6 shakers from GHN cuz i have shaker nomes in my house and car. I ran out to my car to get one of them and I was a bit shy but what the heck I walked over and said I noticed your shaker got owned so here I have a ton in my car. She smiled and offered to buy me lunch to bad I had to go to work but I got her number and we arranged a lunch date when we where both free.

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I let an elder fellow go ahead of me today at the grocery store as he only had a few items and I had a whole cart. This fellow didn't look well and I could see he had a prescription filled in the cart.

His son comes to join him (and his son is in his late 40's) and he says to me "I see why you let him go ahead now" - and points to the two young women in summer dresses behind me. I said, "No, I saw your father's legs (which are very swollen at the bottom and purple, usually from diabetes) and his prescription, I figured he needs to sit down soon". His son gave me a half hug and said "thanks, and you're right".
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I let an elder fellow go ahead of me today at the grocery store as he only had a few items and I had a whole cart. This fellow didn't look well and I could see he had a prescription filled in the cart.

His son comes to join him (and his son is in his late 40's) and he says to me "I see why you let him go ahead now" - and points to the two young women in summer dresses behind me. I said, "No, I saw your father's legs (which are very swollen at the bottom and purple, usually from diabetes) and his prescription, I figured he needs to sit down soon". His son gave me a half hug and said "thanks, and you're right".
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omw to Winnipeg for a funeral, saw an older couple in kamloops struggling with a large bottle off water, walked up and they looked scared until I offered to open up for them afterwards they were said they thought I was co ming to rob them as it happened before, I just said that maybe this was karma's way of making it up for them. I hope whoever did rib then previously gets what's coming to them.
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Was walking to the coffee shop near my work place when a lady came over and said "hi... I'm not a pan handler or a drug addict so don't run away... my car just ran out of gas, my daughter is in the car, and I just need some change for the bus, you can even take down my name." I fumbled in my pocket for change and didn't have anything in coins. I ended up giving her a $5 bill. Hope she and her daughter got back to Alberta safely.
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LOL i had mom asking if it was me cause thats what i always get..

as we were laughing about it i got message from my dad with a link..... my aunt bought 800 coffee for the hospital staff where her father is located in edmonton.

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Was walking to the coffee shop near my work place when a lady came over and said "hi... I'm not a pan handler or a drug addict so don't run away... my car just ran out of gas, my daughter is in the car, and I just need some change for the bus, you can even take down my name." I fumbled in my pocket for change and didn't have anything in coins. I ended up giving her a $5 bill. Hope she and her daughter got back to Alberta safely.


hope she had a good story as to why she needed to go so far away from her daughter (who is still in the car) as that she needs to bus back to it. and this car is broken down with her still in it
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Was walking to the coffee shop near my work place when a lady came over and said "hi... I'm not a pan handler or a drug addict so don't run away... my car just ran out of gas, my daughter is in the car, and I just need some change for the bus, you can even take down my name." I fumbled in my pocket for change and didn't have anything in coins. I ended up giving her a $5 bill. Hope she and her daughter got back to Alberta safely.
Hate to say it but you probably got scammed.

If this situation ever arose (and it did once for me), I would go and get the daughter (or back to the car) and make sure the story is true. Then I would personally buy the ticket for these people and not just blindly give them money.

I distinctly remembered a guy with a similar story approached me at the save-on food parking lot (off of grandview between skeena and rupert). Said his car broke down/out of gas and was trying to get to coquitlam but translink police kept kicking him off the skytrain. I asked him where his car was and he said right at boundary and so I offered to go and grab gas for him when he shows me where his car is. He kept on making excuses and then when we went to go look for his car, he disappeared.
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A while back in early spring when it was still rainy and cold, a friend was driving me back home after dinner. We waited at the intersection for an old lady w/ a cane and only a bathrobe on to cross the street. She was moving pretty slow and I thought it was weird that she only had a bathrobe on since it was still cold. As she took the step up onto the curb, she didn't lift her foot high enough, lost her balance and fell right into all the mud and wet leaves.

Since I was the passenger in the car, I bolted out and tried to help her up, my friend came too as soon as she parked her car. We asked the lady where she lived, and turned out she was just in the building across from mine 1 block over. The old lady was also rambling on about how she wanted to call a cab to go to a party, I suspect she probably had alzheimers.

My friend and I walked her back to her building and as we were going in, some of the old lady's neighbours had just got home, they asked what happened and we relayed the story. Apparently this old lady has been living alone for 20+ years in the same unit and her condition has been getting steadily worse. The neighbour thanked us for doing what we did and told us she was going to call the old lady's son to come check on her.

It was quite scary as I didn't know how serious any injuries she might have had were, but she didn't hit her head (thank goodness) and when asked she didn't say that she was hurt anywhere. We were lucky her neighbours showed up when they did.
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Was at Royal Bank the other day, and an elderly women was trying to get into the bank but was having a hard time due to her walker. I asked her if she wanted to get in and she replied yes. Proceeded to hold the door open for her...she seemed shocked and thanked me several times.

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Hate to say it but you probably got scammed.

If this situation ever arose (and it did once for me), I would go and get the daughter (or back to the car) and make sure the story is true. Then I would personally buy the ticket for these people and not just blindly give them money.

I distinctly remembered a guy with a similar story approached me at the save-on food parking lot (off of grandview between skeena and rupert). Said his car broke down/out of gas and was trying to get to coquitlam but translink police kept kicking him off the skytrain. I asked him where his car was and he said right at boundary and so I offered to go and grab gas for him when he shows me where his car is. He kept on making excuses and then when we went to go look for his car, he disappeared.
Was at metrotown underground parking lot earlier this year, by the t&t. And this younger guy was going around asking people for money because he claimed his car ran out of gas and he needed to get to ubc. He approached me and I asked him where his car was, and hes like oh its parked in that aisle. Already knowing hes trying to scam people before he even talked to me, I told him to show me his car so I know which to come back to with gas, then he said he was parked further that way and just wanted the money instead. At that point I was like, yea...no. Then I found mall security and informed them of the guy. After he talked to me, I could see he was making his rounds again for money.
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Gave him some cash chatted for a bit while i drank my juice and ate my cookie and went on my way.
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Apparently it's an actual thing in Italy, but the spare coffees were usually held for a person down on their luck. Also someone added the above event onto the wiki. Caffè sospeso - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Hate to say it but you probably got scammed.

If this situation ever arose (and it did once for me), I would go and get the daughter (or back to the car) and make sure the story is true. Then I would personally buy the ticket for these people and not just blindly give them money.

I distinctly remembered a guy with a similar story approached me at the save-on food parking lot (off of grandview between skeena and rupert). Said his car broke down/out of gas and was trying to get to coquitlam but translink police kept kicking him off the skytrain. I asked him where his car was and he said right at boundary and so I offered to go and grab gas for him when he shows me where his car is. He kept on making excuses and then when we went to go look for his car, he disappeared.
You know...I say go with it.

If it looks and feels like a scam, then tell them to get lost, but if it feels somewhat genuine, then you maybe just helped someone out.

If their big haul was that they got $5 from me one day, well, the fact that you are a shithead is on you, not me.

If that doesn't feel right, the only other answer to all these situations is, "I will give you food/ticket/gas/drive, but I will not give you cash. Anyone truly in this situation in need will say yes, and then say thank you. Your move."

You'll sort out the crap real quick.
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this was a while back,

during work took a call from a elder lady who called in and wanted to change her shaw account name from her husband's name to hers but keep her husbands last name

turns out her husband passed away couple days prior, you can hear her tearing up over the phone

after i made the change, i thought id send her a card to her new address as she was also moving to a new location
told my supervisor about it, and got approval to credit her a month of services

about 2 months later, i received an email from a coworker to ask for my extension (i work PT so im not always in the office)
and to my surprise this same old lady has been trying to call me back to personally say thank you for the card + 1 free month

it wasn't much, but seeing her being so happy over the phone was a pretty good feeling
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Was grabbing a quick snack with my gf at Wendy's and witnessed this guy purchase a meal for this homeless guy who came in to pan handle.
He approached the first table closest to the door which was that guy and he said he was hungry and wanted money for food. Instead of giving him money, he offered to buy him a meal instead. He told the homeless man to get whatever he wanted. Nice deed.
After seeing that, that same night when I was grabbing a late night coffee with friends, I bought a bagel and coffee for a homeless guy who asked me for change.

I'm against giving away money and questioning myself whether or not they are using the money to buy drugs, I rather put some food in their belly. Usually they won't refuse that lol
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