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# 195406 19-Apr-2016 13:34
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I helped a lady out who crashed her motorbike bike in Dome Valley this morning .. sunstrike got her so she took a slide into the gravel ditch.

 

She was 75 at least, tough old bird and I think been riding longer than I've been alive!  She laughed off the accident and after her wheel got straightened out headed off again, I intended to be nice and follow her to the bike shop but she out rode me .. speed limits and yellow no overtaking lines meaning nothing to her :-)

 

So that was my good deed of the day :-)


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  # 1535672 19-Apr-2016 15:16
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I haven't murdered anyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yet.


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  # 1535679 19-Apr-2016 15:18
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Would it not have been a better deed (for the rest of us at least!) to report a rider who clearly (a) is not up to it anymore and (b) has no respect for the road rules?






 
 
 
 




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  # 1535727 19-Apr-2016 15:59
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Journeyman:

 

I haven't murdered anyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yet.

 

 

 

 

If you do succumb to it, make sure the person murdered deserves it and then it becomes a good deed!




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  # 1535728 19-Apr-2016 16:00
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Geektastic:

 

Would it not have been a better deed (for the rest of us at least!) to report a rider who clearly (a) is not up to it anymore and (b) has no respect for the road rules?

 

 

 

 

and all the fun in the room gets sucked away ....


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  # 1536149 20-Apr-2016 00:13
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Mark:

 

Geektastic:

 

Would it not have been a better deed (for the rest of us at least!) to report a rider who clearly (a) is not up to it anymore and (b) has no respect for the road rules?

 

 

 

 

and all the fun in the room gets sucked away ....

 

 

 

 

Sure. And when she causes an accident you could have prevented, how much fun will that suck away?






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  # 1536279 20-Apr-2016 09:37
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Geektastic:

 

Mark:

 

Geektastic:

 

Would it not have been a better deed (for the rest of us at least!) to report a rider who clearly (a) is not up to it anymore and (b) has no respect for the road rules?

 

 

 

 

and all the fun in the room gets sucked away ....

 

 

 

 

Sure. And when she causes an accident you could have prevented, how much fun will that suck away?

 

 

She's living like every day could be her last.  And it's easy to see how that could be the case.  :-p

 

 

 

As for mine, offered a ride to someone I recognised as a fellow train commuter on the way to the station.





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  # 1536295 20-Apr-2016 09:58
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On the usual slow motorbike commute to work. Traffic is 30 to 40k, but steady. Hard for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the road, there is a good distance between crossings. So, I slow gradually, building up a gap, they scuttle across, cool. Everyone a winner


 
 
 
 




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  # 1536388 20-Apr-2016 10:46
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Geektastic:

 

 

 

Sure. And when she causes an accident you could have prevented, how much fun will that suck away?

 

 

 

 

Are you sure you are not related to Victor Meldrew ?

 

Actually .. do explain .. how would I have prevented a future accident she may or may not cause ?


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  # 1541600 25-Apr-2016 12:12
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I walked past a closed cafe latish last night and a window had been left noticeably wide open.  No A/H number and no security firm sticker and not possible to lock from outside so I just pushed it to.

 

Then I phoned the local police station.  I was very politely and respectfully brushed off.

 

So I checked the cafe's website - it's a franchise website with only very basic location/hours info so no joy there.

 

Google found a news article about the cafe which contained the owners names.  They have an uncommon family name and Nelson is small, so I managed to track down their home phone number and they were at home.  They were grateful for the call and hopefully managed to go and lock the place before anyone would be thief noticed the open window.





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MikeAqua:

 

I walked past a closed cafe latish last night and a window had been left noticeably wide open.  No A/H number and no security firm sticker and not possible to lock from outside so I just pushed it to.

 

Then I phoned the local police station.  I was very politely and respectfully brushed off.

 

So I checked the cafe's website - it's a franchise website with only very basic location/hours info so no joy there.

 

Google found a news article about the cafe which contained the owners names.  They have an uncommon family name and Nelson is small, so I managed to track down their home phone number and they were at home.  They were grateful for the call and hopefully managed to go and lock the place before anyone would be thief noticed the open window.

 

 

Nice. A good deed is a good thing, but when you go well out of your way, thats great.


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I did a similar thing with a local doctor's surgery one time. I noticed they'd left a window open. I wrote down the details and phoned the number of the doctor, listed on the door. I was put through to an after hours monitoring service and let them know that a window had been left open. They said they'd phone the doctor and let him know.


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  # 1542232 26-Apr-2016 14:38
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Makes a case for having an A/H number listed.

 

DarthKermit:

 

I did a similar thing with a local doctor's surgery one time. I noticed they'd left a window open. I wrote down the details and phoned the number of the doctor, listed on the door. I was put through to an after hours monitoring service and let them know that a window had been left open. They said they'd phone the doctor and let him know.

 





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  # 1585579 4-Jul-2016 13:25
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Towed out a Prius that had gotten bogged on flat grass.





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  # 1585585 4-Jul-2016 13:34
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MikeAqua:

 

Towed out a Prius that had gotten bogged on flat grass.

 

 

Should have put it out of its misery like they do for horses and cattle that get irretrievably stuck in mud.  :-p





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  # 1585598 4-Jul-2016 13:49
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Unfortunately it was blocking other vehicles.

 

Didn't even need 4WD to pull it out laughing

 

geoffwnz:

 

MikeAqua:

 

Towed out a Prius that had gotten bogged on flat grass.

 

 

Should have put it out of its misery like they do for horses and cattle that get irretrievably stuck in mud.  :-p

 





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