November 17, 2006 at 4:55 pm #1039856
I was sitting there wondering if anyone else does these?
A random act of kindness is going out of your way to help someone for no reason at all other than you could and they needed a hand:wink:
I usually manage at least one a day on average [some days are easier than others].
Today’s was helping an OAP haul in their wheelie bin :weee:
What, if anything, do you do for others simply because you could? :groucho:November 17, 2006 at 5:38 pm #1094314
Living in the middle of nowhere its hard to do things everyday unless its for my family which probs dont count,but when i can i do stuff like help members of the older generation with shopping,mothers with pushchaits on steps ect,anything really,best thing about it is the look of joy on there faces that some wild looking alternative type has the heart and inclination to help them in the first place,long live the force:love:November 17, 2006 at 5:44 pm #1094310Anonymous
i gave a tramp some money for the hostal when it was cold the other day. he was crying. i cannot stand to see a man cry, it really breaks my heart. heaven knows why.
one woman in hammersmith gave me £30 for my train fare to get home after i missed my bus. she didn’t even let me take her name or address.
i’ve given a stranger money for her taxi when i saw her husband had left her at the supermarket with 3 kids and a trolley full of shopping after an argument.
an old lady in one of those scooter thingys old people have was stuck going up a hill on wet leaves, so i helped by moving the leaves out of the way for her. i was late taking my son to playgroup because of it… but i felt good doing itNovember 17, 2006 at 5:46 pm #1094304
Well done guys :weee:
What does it for me is the smile on their faces because someone cared enough to help out a total stranger :love:November 17, 2006 at 5:49 pm #1094309Sound-GuyParticipant
I find when im drivin there are alot of stubburn cunts on the roads that wont let you out and considerin my estates just off the ring road i dont benifit here. But if i let people out in front of me then people let me out in future. Also im in and out of the bank every day so i always open the door for elderly or mums with pushchairs ETCNovember 17, 2006 at 5:51 pm #1094315
Yup! smiles are just the best:love::love::love::love:November 17, 2006 at 6:01 pm #1094294General LightingModerator
I try to behave decently on the roads when cycling, always stopping to let old people cross at zebra crossings and obeying traffic signals as often pedestrians also use the lights to decide when or not to cross….
I find when you do this other drivers (even white vans!) often give you more room, don’t overtake dangerously etc, and these are randoms rather than others who have seen you behave better previously so I expect karma does have an effect in this…November 17, 2006 at 6:03 pm #1094313Tank GirlParticipant
Try whenever I can, whatever and for whomever.
same as GD, people often make their mind up on my appearance so get a kick out of their suprise and hope they may not judge others so harshly in the future :love:
November 17, 2006 at 7:14 pm #1094311AngelModerator
Will not say that I have helped anyone today..
Well I moved from my seat in the bus when an old lady came in,but I always
Respect for the older generation:love::love:November 17, 2006 at 8:24 pm #1094297globalloonParticipant
when my missus was about 7 months pregnant she was travelling by herself on london underground with a massive suitcase
a kind man saw her rubbing her back, looking mournfully at the broken escalator and generally looking like she could use a hand, so he offered to carry her bag
little did he know that she was carrying a full chest of drawers in her bag:groucho:
and that is why if anyone even look as if they are about to ask a question in public i punch them in the faceNovember 17, 2006 at 8:49 pm #1094305globalloon wrote:and that is why if anyone even look as if they are about to ask a question in public i punch them in the face
? :crazy: ?November 17, 2006 at 11:00 pm #1094298globalloonParticipantRaj wrote:? :crazy: ?
that was sarcasm
i’m a regular good samaritan. it comes with working in the voluntary sector. fuck nose we don’t do it for the money 😉November 18, 2006 at 1:16 am #1094295BioTechParticipant
Did one today actually. On the way in to town a elderly woman’s car had conked out at a busy junction and there was a big line of traffic behind her. Nobody was getting out of their cars to help and passers by were just looking.
I offered to push her to safety. Problem was that ‘safety’ was out of the junction, on to a roundabout which we had to stop half way round on and then off the roundabout and down a less busy road. It was quite funny standing at the traffic lights on the roundabout with all the other cars waiting for them to turn green.
Lucky I’m not a small chap because it took the energy right out of me doing that.
Got to help people out haven’t you. It’s good for your well being, not to mention karma.November 18, 2006 at 10:01 am #1094316Angel wrote:Respect for the older generation:love::love:
You know it!! :laugh_at:November 18, 2006 at 10:10 am #1094302staxParticipant
when ever i park in the city and have time left on my ticket ill see if its of use to any body elseNovember 18, 2006 at 12:13 pm #1094312AngelModeratorGoodDoG wrote:You know it!! :laugh_at:
there was one day an older lady came in to the bus and i wanted to give her
my seat..She got so mad at me and said..
“do you think im so old that i have to sit down” :hopeless::hopeless:
Have been cursed at for not leaving my seat by an old man..i had no respect for the older generation,he said :yakk::yakk:
asked him to go to hell :hiding:
As I was 8 month pregnant with the twins 🙁November 18, 2006 at 7:36 pm #1094306globalloon wrote:that was sarcasm
i’m a regular good samaritan. it comes with working in the voluntary sector. fuck nose we don’t do it for the money 😉
I know mate [that was me trying and failing to be funny] Sorry :flowers:November 20, 2006 at 1:46 pm #1094300Signal JammerParticipant
On a daily basis anything that is just common decency – holding doors open for anyone, letting pregnant women or the elderly have your seat etc.
Once at a party on Davidstow going back 15 years or so I found a wallet while cleaning up the site. It had about £40 cash and credit cards in it and I took to my local nick. 3 x months later I got a call from the nick saying they had something for me and the woman who’s wallet it was sent a note with £10 in it. She explained that her son had used her wallet for the night and then lost it and was so surprised ‘in this day and age’ to get it back.November 20, 2006 at 1:54 pm #1094307
:weee:November 20, 2006 at 4:28 pm #1094303staxParticipant
my mate found a phone at a d&b event in norwich. he tried ringing random people on it explaining they had found thier mates phone who in turn got one of his mates to ring it. then spent half an hour trying to locate each other ” yer mate im near the big fuckoff speaker” ” ok well er where did you say you were” was really funny as both parties were spangled. he was dead chuffed to get it back tooNovember 21, 2006 at 10:28 am #1094317
I am so chuffed:love::love: About Three years ago i was cycling home from work on a quiet country lane when i came across a young woman in tears obviously very distressed,i stopped and asked if she was ok and was immediately told to fuck off,carried on my way a few hundred yards and came accross a car with some sketchy looking bloke in it,dont know why but i turned around and reapproached the woman and again asked if she was really ok and was again told to fuck off.So i carried on home wondering about what i had seen and eventually forgot all about it.Till this morning me and Mrs GD nip to town for supplies and in the wholefood shop a woman says “I know you” and gives me a big hug there and then,turns out she was the woman from yonks ago,the guy in the car was her boyfriend and they had had a row.and she had felt bad about telling me to fuck off foer ages.I like people today:love::love:November 21, 2006 at 12:17 pm #1094308
:love::love::love::love::love:November 21, 2006 at 2:25 pm #1094301Signal JammerParticipantGoodDoG wrote:I am so chuffed:love::love: About Three years ago i was cycling home from work on a quiet country lane when i came across a young woman in tears obviously very distressed,i stopped and asked if she was ok and was immediately told to fuck off,carried on my way a few hundred yards and came accross a car with some sketchy looking bloke in it,dont know why but i turned around and reapproached the woman and again asked if she was really ok and was again told to fuck off.So i carried on home wondering about what i had seen and eventually forgot all about it.Till this morning me and Mrs GD nip to town for supplies and in the wholefood shop a woman says “I know you” and gives me a big hug there and then,turns out she was the woman from yonks ago,the guy in the car was her boyfriend and they had had a row.and she had felt bad about telling me to fuck off foer ages.I like people today:love::love:
how kool is that! :weee:November 21, 2006 at 3:33 pm #1094299Anonymous
theres something about this thread that makes me a bit quesy. i mean, everyone does good things from time to time to help out their fellow men, at least. im suprised that raj thought he might be the only one. i think this site attracts the sort of people that definitely go out their way to make sthe world a better place. for me, thats what raves are all about.November 23, 2006 at 4:06 pm #1094296n.r.gParticipant
i always try and be helpful cos u never know the day or the hour u could need someones help and also cos its the right thing to do
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