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Yes, you trusting fool, you've been taken for a ride 28 52.83%
No, people are nice, and it's the time of year for that sort of thing anyway.... 25 47.17%
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Have I been had?

Interesting view of how cynical you lot are.....or not......

Pulled into a Shell garage on the way home from work yesterday to fill up. As I was doing so, a woman pulled up behind the GT in a Saab with a baby in the back seat. She wound down her window to speak to me as I filled up. She told me she'd set out that morning without her purse and credit cards, and now realised she didn't have enough petrol for the 95 miles she had to travel to get home. Could I lend her anything I could spare? She said if I gave her my name and address she'd pay me back.

So....feeling charitable, and it's nearly Christmas, I gave her a tenner, went to the till to pay for my petrol, wrote down my name and address, went back to give it to her, and wished her a safe journey home. She was very grateful.

BUT......will I see my 10 again, folks???
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Yes you will see your £10 again, and you will get a note to thank you at the same time
 
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Probably not but you still did something very nice and should feel good with yourself
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What BF Said !!

Hope she proves us wrong though !!
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I voted Yes but more out of hope than conviction.

But now realise I meant No

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You MUG!!!!



Nah, only kidding, I reckon you will get your cash back, if she was in a Ford then maybe I'd have my doubts though,
 
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Yep, you've been 'ad mate.
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Remember It's the giving not recieving at Xmas
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Wave the tenner goodbye now, see, there it goes......
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I've just been told that if you have gotten petrol but no way to pay there are forms from the garage that you can fill in !! (A guy here did exactly that last night )

So next time this happens to someone... tell 'em that !!
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Yup, agree with Nomad.

Also, if you took her reg. no. you could trace her if she didn't pay. She didn't offer her address, but I guess she was a 'lone female' .
 
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Did she actually fill up when you gave her the tenner???
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Did she actually fill up when you gave her the tenner???
what he said. If she did I reckon you'll get it back with a christmas card.
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Was she a preeetty lady?
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Consider it a Christmas gift to her and her kids and whatever the outcome you won't be dissappointed.
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If she actually put fuel in then yes you will
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I idealisticly voted 'No'

Doubt she'll get 95 miles on a tenner though, a tenner doesn't go far in fuel these days
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I like the altruistic thing but the point is, if she has ripped you off, you haven't given it willingly and charitably, you have been ripped off and I think that would tend to leave a bad taste in the mouth .

I'm sure she will send you the money, and a Christmas card, and I certainly hope so!

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There was a spate of similar incidents a couple of years back. I was approached on 3 occasions within a couple of weeks by people claiming they had run out of petrol and asking for anything i could spare. I gave to the first one, but smelt a rat on the second occasion.

Its just posh begging, and not a bad earner if you do the numbers.

Having said all that I hope I'm proved wrong and this lady pays you back, and restores all our faith in the Human condition
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I truly believe one act of random kindness goes a long way in this world of ours. You did an honourable thing which should be considered as just that. Cynicism aside, you have shown a faith in human nature that you will get a return on in the long run.
Now what was that film where one me the protagonists gave away his Jag as part of a succession of this method of altruism?
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When i say 'me' of course i meant 'of'!
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I think you'll get it back. You have at least got the warm glow of helping a damsel in distress.
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It was kind of you to do so; but realistically you've lost a tenner
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Re: Have I been had?

If anyone asked me this and had a baby in the back I would have put the fuel in her car and paid for it rather than just handing over cash (not sure what you did) but if its a lady with a baby in the back what choice do you have? I cant imagine anyone would say no in that situation if they were faced with it!
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