I was interviewed...
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May 20th, 2006 03:06 AM
Next time try my line... "Do I look like Triple A to you pal? Back the F%$# up! :) j/k
May 20th, 2006 03:50 AM
I have to agree with your assessment, Blue Lion. You were there and you came home safe. If you were wrong, all that happened was he had to call AAA. If you were right and ignored you instincts, you wouldn't have been able to post the incident. Good job.
May 26th, 2006 11:07 AM
Amen to bringing you home safely. In HIS grip, ALWAYS.
Originally Posted by BlueLion
About 15 years ago, I was leaving a buddy's boat (yacht?) late at night down at the marina in Coconut Grove. It's late maybe 11pm and the lot is lit. I see these two dudes and they split off. One goes wide to my right. The other guy comes up and gets about thirty feet from me at the head of the pier I'm on. He calls out to me if I have a match for his cigarette. I say no and stop. He asks if he can get some change from me for the soda machine and I say wait, lemme check. I casually sweep my vest aside (deliberately to the rear) and expose the cocked and locked 1911 for the merest of moments. It was enough. Dude #1 on the pier wheels and whistles LOUDLY to Dude#2 to my right near a green dumpster. They both split without a word.
I KNOW it was probably an example of unlawful display but I was right about the "interview" and it worked. I did report the incident and the cops had NO problem.
Former Army Infantry Captain; 25 yrs as an NRA Certified Instructor; Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.
May 26th, 2006 12:42 PM
imo better to listen to the little voice than end up in the little box good job bluemy only fear in that situation would be that he would take a pass on me and find some sheepl but you cant watch over every one thats god job imo good lookin out
May 26th, 2006 01:20 PM
I think you did it right, Blue Lion. This could have been a ruse to get you and your vehicle close by for an assault and theft. Same thing happened to me one night at Wal-Mart. I noticed that he had a cell phone so I told him to use it to call the local ph. # for the Police (not 911) they would help him. He glared at me and then walked away.
January 26th, 2007 07:42 PM
Could very well have been just a guy that needed a jump. He was probably wondering if YOU were a BG. The fact that he then went into the store to try to find help leads me to think he was legit. But had I been there, I would have had to trust my gut feeling as to what to do.
January 26th, 2007 08:48 PM
I allways listen to the voice. (I'm crazy but alive). I help people when they need it but not those that raise the hair on the back of my neck.
January 26th, 2007 09:37 PM
It was an interview. Everyone missed the key clue. It’s in the wording, as well as the body language, that we can't see of course here.
Peoples "little voice" is your mind picking up clues that you are subconscious of.
The BG asked, "Do you know how to jump a car" instead of the more common, "do you have jumper cables". The guy who has cables in his car knows how to use them. I could be an expert at jumping cars, but without the equipment I'm going to be staring at a dead battery all day.
The phrasing of the question was to start a conversation, not a direct question to solve a problem. I think you were being set up for a car jacking.
My answer would have been "no, I don't, but I'm sure this book store will have a book that can explain it."
January 26th, 2007 09:43 PM
I've had met people asking for
the bus schedule
and generally I've spared the time to provide it if I had it.
Unfortunately for me (or you), I've never been mugged after that, or have anything bad happened to me.
Guess my point is to evaluate the situation and the circumstances, and don't be so quick to judge.
Once I missed the bus and a total stranger stopped her car and brought me to school. All because she saw me looking a little sad at the back of the bus. I've never forgotten such a simple deed. I've gone to work, noticed a person standing outside looking lost, and drove the person home before.
Sometimes you just have to stop being paranoid. Use your brains, if his car is right there, there's people all around you, and you know how to jump start a car. Help the damn guy.
It's quite easy to forget which way the wires go. Whether you are suppose to connect the dead battery or the live battery first, or whether you are suppose to connect the ground to one of the frames of the car.
The BG asked, "Do you know how to jump a car" instead of the more common, "do you have jumper cables".
I bet a majority of people don't remember the proper way to connect up the wires.
January 26th, 2007 09:55 PM
Originally Posted by foob
Red to red and black to black? If you forget what goes where or which one goes first, the car will give you a "reminder"
My point was that you need to take the totality of the circumstances into account, and only he who was there can do that. Of course we should help a fellow person out if we can do so safely.
January 26th, 2007 10:12 PM
January 26th, 2007 10:12 PM
Since you were the one in the situation, I have to say that you are the one that needed to make the call. You listened to the Little BlueLion and he sent signals up.
So now you get another chance to take the test.
January 26th, 2007 10:55 PM
As I Have Grown Older...
in this 'crazy' world...I have learned to be very judgemental towards strangers...
As said months ago..."Have a plan to kill everyone you meet!" There is an important point here...stay VERY alert!
BlueLion...I think you passed the 'interview' process...
Stay armed...stay alert!
The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.
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January 27th, 2007 03:14 AM
I've been in both situations, helping and not helping and one needs to size up the situation.
No hood up?
Something wrong there.
Got change for whatever? Red Alert.
PC has become the term for Political Cowardice.
January 27th, 2007 04:55 AM
I'm not saying you should have helped him.
I've asked for a jump before and after noticing how uncomfortable people get, I decided not to ask anyone else.
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