Their license plates were from Johnson County :jimlad:
A couple of years ago, me and another Clone fan helped pull a lady with Hawk plates out of a nasty rollover accident on my way home for Christmas.
Minnesota people are nice, too. :wink:
The wife and I got stuck a few years ago on our way into work. I could barely get out of my car when someone had already stopped. Had a chain on him, we hooked it up and pulled us out. I don't think we were stopped/stuck more than 10 or 15 minutes between the time it happened to us driving away. Tried to give the guy money for his time but he refused.
Last winter some guy rolled his truck over in front of me, had a topper on the bed. A few of us stopped to help, could not get his doors open so he climbed out the back window and through the topper. Guy was completely fine and laughing when he came out. Wild...especially considering the truck rolled over 2 or 3 times into that field...but minimal damage.
Well, I've got one for your Chris. In the "Blizzard" that we got early this winter, I was driving on a side street in downtown by my place. I was going around 20 mph when I realized that the snow was getting deeper and deeper. Before I could stop going forward, the snow did it for me.
I literally stopped dead. My car was crammed in around 2.5 feet of snow. After 20 minutes of digging and pushing and pulling. A guy driving a snow plow drove down the street to ask how I was. Then another guy stopped as well. With their plows - they dug around my car and pushed me out.
I asked if I could get either one of them tickets to something or money but both just laughed and said "get home safely".
I called my house in Andover, Ma and told my family that story.....they said "good thing you're there cause no way in hell that happens in Mass." :) True.
I've had it happen to me before. So now I figure, if I see someone stranded and I'm not in a hurry, why not stop and see if they need a hand?
Wish I had a similar story...
But best I can do this winter thusfar is some yutz last week decided to take their 4 wheel-drive for some snow bank hopping and detoured through my front yard.
People really go out of their way in Iowa.
When I was 18 I got in a motorcycle accident (100 yards on the pavement) and a farmer 1/4 mile away heard it so he drove up in his pick-up. I was a bloody mess and starting to go in shock. He helped me in his pick-up and said "screw the ambulance, I can get you there a lot faster". I saw him a few years ago and he said that the pick-up, which he still has, was 20 years old at the time had probably never been over 60mph until that day when he had it over 100mph. He said there are still a few blood stains in the passenger seat. We had a good laugh about it.
I saw a Prius stuck in the snow a month ago. I was going to help. Then I realized that thye had a Prius and thus must have saved enough money on gas to afford a tow truck. So I drove past them.
So does this make me an *******?
Last night I was driving outside of Sioux City. I came upon a car that was messing around. Kept brake checking every half mile to see if the roads were icey, sure enough they lost control after doing it six times, went sideways in front of me, I barely missed them and didn't hit my brakes because I would have lost it too going down hill. I looked in my mirror and they stopped on the shoulder of the road. They never moved, but just sat on the shoulder. I didn't stop because I figured they could drive away from there and were just checking their underwear for residue.
I also don't stop for idiots who fly by a line of cars going 60 mph in bad weather while everyone else is doing 20, just to find them in the ditch spinning their wheels a mile later.