3/1/07

Don't ...

... try and guilt me into giving you a free ride. I give charity rides all the time. I have drivers that call me and tell me where some girl got left by her man with no money or ride home, or just someone down on their luck and needing a ride. I don't have a problem with this, as long as you seem somewhat contrite.

But if you're a young, healthy man that got his car towed because he couldn't read the signs that say "don't park here 11p-5a fri and sat" and pull me over, knowing you don't have any money, then try and guilt me into giving you a free ride because your feet are sore from your 3 mile trek and then say "I would give you what money I have but since it's so little it's not even worth offering. I just want a ride." Don't be angry at me if I don't roll over and give you what you want. The obvious course of action here would be to offer what little you DO have and beg and plead for some help.

And esPECially don't get mad and call me a bitch if you then say "Well, actually I do have the money, but I need it to get my car out of impound tomorrow. It's only another couple of miles, c'mon. Give me a ride. Doesn't your company have something for people that are in trouble? Can't you help a fella out?" and I still choose not to give you a ride.

5 comments:

Wavemancali said...

I can't believe the number of people out there like this that think the world owes them something. It just infuriates me.

I bet the same people that ask you for this are the people that tell a panhandler/homeless person to get a job when they are asked for spare change.

Heidi said...

The guy sounds like a jerk, I wouldn't have given him a ride either. Some people just have no common sense or decensy(sp?)

jenny said...

Now, what if someone said, "Aw, c'mon - I have money, but I need it to buy a round of shots at TequilaCon..."

Then would you give a gal a ride? ;)

Look forward to meeting you in Portland!

Tragerstreit said...

It should be not only legal but socially expected and accepted behavior for you to spit on these people. Seriously.

Serra said...

What a dickbag. I'd have left his ass on the side of the road too.