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To help … or not?

By bigcohuna1 25 October 2010 25

Hi Rioters,

was driving through Queanbeyan on Friday afternoon when I happened accross a scene.

young bloke in working clothes out front of a workshop, lying on the ground, surrounded by another adult and three kids. They flagged me down waving their arms and shouting “stop” and “Help”.

So I did – pulled over – did a u turn and came back….to which by this time young matey was now up and leaning on the front fender of a car, and the others were all rolling around laughing and letting me know me what a ” ‘f*&#@ng dumb b*&@ard this bloke is” (i.e. me).

Not happy Jan!

O.K, far be it from me to say whether or not you should stop and help someone – what do other Rioters think??


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sb14 10:58 pm 25 Oct 10

It sounds like there were a few f*&#@ng dumb b*&@ards there, and I suspect you weren’t one of them

erv 10:50 pm 25 Oct 10

georgesgenitals said :

Some people are just assholes. Don’t let this make you cold. The world needs good humans.

1 its a shame idiots like this put people off from helping others in actual need.

Davo111 9:35 pm 25 Oct 10

dont worry, karma will get them.

bigcohuna1 7:23 pm 25 Oct 10

Thanks Rioters for your support and thoughts.

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Wonder if they%u2019ve ever heard of The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

Is it anything like ‘The Boys Who Work At A Queanbeyan Workshop Who Found Themselves On The Wrong End Of Angry Vigilante Justice And The NSW Police Looked The Other Way And Everybody Learned A Valuable Lesson’?

I will continue to stop and offer assistance to people in need if required (even if I do retain a sawn orf shovel handle in my door pocket justincase).

Bigcohuna1

Dazzlar 3:37 pm 25 Oct 10

Meh, idiots everywhere but please don’t let that stop you from helping. Whether it be you pulling over and helping or ringing an ambulance or the police.

kinght of cups 3:07 pm 25 Oct 10

Always stop. The one time you don’t, you’ll regret it for the rest of your life:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/10/18/3041564.htm?site=thedrum

troll-sniffer 1:01 pm 25 Oct 10

Well from what I can tell from this website, you should have called Captain_RAAF. He would have been there in a flash, hauled out his service-issue pump action double-barrel shotgun, and with a series of satisfying clicks, loaded shells in the chambers and walked over to these miscreants, chewing his cigar and daring any of the punks to make his day…

Or have I mis-read the honourable gentleman’s self-assessment?

JessicaNumber 12:41 pm 25 Oct 10

People have randomly helped me before and I have helped people who needed it. I like living in this world.

If we are afraid to take care of each other then we have no civilisation left.

Erg0 11:46 am 25 Oct 10

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster said :

Don’t stop and help anybody, just keep driving/walking. We live in dangerous times and the risk is just too great.

Indeed. Fake injury-related violence affects one in five Australians.

Woody Mann-Caruso 11:41 am 25 Oct 10

Wonder if they%u2019ve ever heard of The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

Is it anything like ‘The Boys Who Work At A Queanbeyan Workshop Who Found Themselves On The Wrong End Of Angry Vigilante Justice And The NSW Police Looked The Other Way And Everybody Learned A Valuable Lesson’?

davecdp 11:34 am 25 Oct 10

Postalgeek said :

By the way, what was the name of the workshop?

1 im sure the owner would be interested to hear this story

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster 11:06 am 25 Oct 10

Don’t stop and help anybody, just keep driving/walking. We live in dangerous times and the risk is just too great.

AngryHenry 10:52 am 25 Oct 10

Give them a reason to call for help.

Erg0 10:41 am 25 Oct 10

This is one of those times when a justified sense of moral superiority is your best weapon. The opinion of someone who thinks that pretending to be seriously injured is high comedy really isn’t worth a second thought on your part.

georgesgenitals 10:25 am 25 Oct 10

Some people are just assholes. Don’t let this make you cold. The world needs good humans.

ThatGuy 10:08 am 25 Oct 10

In this day and age it simply isn’t worth it to stop in that kind of a situation. If it was just the man on the ground by himself then maybe.

When I was living in Sydney there were several cases of something like the above, but with a far worse outcome:

Man and woman having a verbal argument in the street. Man gets violent/aggressive. Good samaritan steps in to try and calm it down. Two other blokes suddenly appear from around the corner. All three blokes and female proceed to beat the living crap out of the samaritan and rob him.

Stay in the car and from a safe but visible distance call the cops. It’s a shame but better that then having your car stolen and the living sheets beaten out of you.

Postalgeek 10:06 am 25 Oct 10

By the way, what was the name of the workshop?

Postalgeek 10:02 am 25 Oct 10

Next time reverse over them and then when people slow to help them, let them know that only f*&#@ng dumb b*&@ards stop to help.

Woody Mann-Caruso 10:00 am 25 Oct 10

You did the right thing. F*ck those guys.

Frano 9:53 am 25 Oct 10

You did the right and honourable thing. Too many people walk/drive past circumstances where people are in real trouble. You’re not the one who should be laughed at and embarrased, they should be very embarrassed for being such morons (you could almost excuse the kids as a prank, but the adults…real winners they are!)

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