108 miles in Monday's snowstorm

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  1. rolls canardly

    rolls canardly Road Train Member

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    Got a call from a friend, said that there was gas put in his diesel plow-truck, and he needed a ride to the garage to grab his pick up, and at least do Escort.
    They do 4 wide, shoulder to shoulder, on Rt. 80 - with an Escort light show behind it all.
    Ok; so I'm plowed out and go get him.
    He is in truck stop on Rt. 46, gets in and says we need to go up 80 East to Exit 32.
    What, we're on exit 12???
    So I took him to his truck, hit the odometer button, and drove home in monday nights white out snowstorm. total both ways 108 miles.
    Musta passed 18-20 people in the ditch. Coulda made 2 grand easy, but just wanted to get home.

    So; the reason I laid this all out is this, I got a thank you - am I wrong to expect more?
    No good deed goes unpunished, and I could have said no. But - who does that?
     
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  3. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Know the feeling, couple years back 09 or so during the bad ice storm,I had to go pickup my sister from work 50 miles at 2:30 in the morning, she refused to drive.
    Time I made it back the 100 mile round trip it was daylight, seen tons wrecked everywhere.
    I didn’t even get a thanks, and now she don’t call unless she needs something, but the answer is”No.”
     
  4. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Seems worth at least a few drinks and a steak dinner.
     
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  5. Just passing by

    Just passing by Road Train Member

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    Next time say no. He deserves it.
     
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  6. rolls canardly

    rolls canardly Road Train Member

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    yeah, this ain't over.
    My best case scenario is Someday maybe I will need something,
    like in Godfather, "I will ask you and you cannot refuse."
     
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    freebeertomorrow Heavy Load Member

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    that's what friends do. if he/she is your friend they will return the favor when it is needed.
     
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    b61mack Light Load Member

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  9. b61mack

    b61mack Light Load Member

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    You got her home safe, that is what a good brother does. She may not have made it home by herself.
     
  10. oldtrucker66

    oldtrucker66 Light Load Member

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    Given the situation, your friend was probably stressed beyond measure.
    Gas in his diesel plow truck? Was that deliberate or accidental? Assuming the worst, what is the most that could cost him?
    If someone had not given him a ride, could he have lost his job, customer or contract?
    We never know where someone's head is. To him, you may be the only reliable friend he has.


     
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  11. rolls canardly

    rolls canardly Road Train Member

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    Accidental - language barrier incident.
    They pumped, and refilled on their dime.
    Yes, yes, and yes.

    You are right, nobody does what I do.
    I'm either nuckin' futz, or old school, can't tell which.
    I will find out how much it was appreciated,
    when I ask him to hold the other side of my new bumper - when I try to mount it.
     
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