Good Samaritan

@dawnald (84146)
Shingle Springs, California
December 8, 2012 4:42pm CST
I know I've mentioned this in discussions before, but far as I can find (yes, I did do a search) I haven't actually done a discussion on it. Anyway... This happened when I was in college or shortly thereafter. My sister was engaged to marry a guy named Steve Frye, and Steve had younger sister who had just gotten her driver's license. I don't know why she was out in our area (his family lived about half an hour away - more in LA rush hour traffic), but she got in an accident. I don't recall the exact details, but the other guy hit her. He was a belligerent jerk, and started yelling at her, and trying to make her believe it was her fault. She was young and inexperienced, and he probably would have walked all over her, but fortunately somebody had seen the accident. She turned around, came back, and told her not to worry, that she would tell the police that it was the other person's fault. And she got in the man's face and told him to back off. Thank goodness for nice people like that! And what do you think of jerks who try and bully teenage girls like that? He probably had too many accidents on his record already, and didn't have the class or the guts to take his lumps.
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• United States
8 Dec 12
I would have done the very same thing in this situation. I don't play with people trying to get over others in the street. I will stand up to them because my mother taught me too.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Dec 12
Not enough people do, or people wouldn't try that bullying stuff for long.
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• United States
8 Dec 12
That was a very nice thing the stranger did to help the young girl. I do hope she was not tarnished after this and afraid to drive.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Dec 12
Far as I know she was fine. My sister broke up with the brother though, so I don't really know.
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@NailTech (6890)
• United States
8 Dec 12
Yes I would call that a true bully and the more angered you get in someone's face like that the more guilty you are. I have known that from experience and have been the brunt many times of bullies with nothing for brains who think everyone else is wrong and never themself. Sad. One day he will meet with his maker and then he can do what is right with him.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Dec 12
This was probably 30 - 32 years ago, so maybe he has met his maker.
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
8 Dec 12
He sounds like a grade A bully, and as soon as someone fronts up to him, he's not so tough, talk about good timing, if it hadn't been for her assistance, that bully would have got her to admit it as her fault for sure. He is a coward too, I hope he had the book thrown at him.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Dec 12
I hope he did too!
• Pamplona, Spain
24 Jan 13
Hiya dawn, A neighbour once scratched my Husband´s Car and other people saw him do it. But the best was when he went on to make claims that my Husband did it to his car instead when he had gone nowhere near it. Seems he had had an accident and he had not got enough Insurance to cover it. Three years later down the line he still kept on about that blessed car so entirely fed up of this guy I told him what I thought of him and his Car and needless to say he never ever called back thank goodness. I could not believe he could go on for such a long time he would phone up at really late hours saying nasty things so I felt I had to put a stop to it so I did. I even met him back at the other House and he looked at me with a sour face but he knew he was in the wrong he sure was. He was a real pain in other ways too the neighbours who lived there told me and I could only agree.xxx
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Jan 13
lovely
@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
24 Jan 13
Not a big accident, but I once experienced a lady-jerk like this! It was also when I just got my license (many, many years ago). We were on an uphill, on an intersection, with the light on red. All I remember was this old car in front of me starting moving back and hitting me in front. She immediately got out, paused and looked at me, and started berating me for hitting her on the back. I can't remember if I was able to tell her, 'hey lady! I was at a stand still! you were the one who backed up!' Maybe in my mind, I did.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Jan 13
That reminds me of another one somebody told me about where a person backed into them, and then claimed they were rearended.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
15 Dec 12
My first reaction to any accident is fear. Once I have recovered from that, the next is to assess my situation and become annoyed because my life is interupted. Only after I have delt with these two reactions do I become concerned with others and the reality of what has happened. Now this whole process takes maybe a couple of mins. Because I am a woman and a Mom this happens pretty fast for me. Many other people get stuck in the first two reactions. Men seem to often get stuck in the second reaction, it's just human nature I guess. It's not my fault is the reaction of a two year old and some just never grow beyond that. My Hubby reacts that way and then he grins hoping charm will get him off. This works often enough that he has continued to do this all his life. That's how I learned alll those bad words and fingers that do strange things. Ain't life grand?
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Dec 12
Yup, it is!
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
13 Dec 12
My mother was in an accident, and this lady stopped and waited with her. She said that her mother was in an accident that wasn't her fault and the other driver got the blame switched to her because she was older. She didn't want that to happen to my mom. That other driver had run the red light.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Dec 12
Good for her!
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
9 Dec 12
SO glad she turned around and came back the poor kid was probably in tears and all I can say is he was a big jerk!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Dec 12
Yeah she was, and yeah he was!
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
9 Dec 12
Good on that lady for turning around!! I hate jerks that take advantage and pick on someone that they know dam well they can probably easily intimidate!! My daughter had a guy do that to her when he rammed into the side of her car and I wish someone had seen it and turned around. In my daughter's case though I don't think the guy was being a bully so much as he was playing on her youth and inexperience. He had pulled out of a side street and t-boned her. He told her that she was to be paying attention to "the big picture" and to be aware of both sides of the road as well as what is in front of her at all times. He then said, "Thank God,I wasn't a little kid running out into the road." My daughter is very sweet and quiet and was very shook up if you can imagine. It was her first accident. He then said that he would let it go even though he and his wife live on disability and don't know how they are going to get their car fixed. She came home so shook up. She never even got his name or plate # or anything. Her door was seriously dented in. You could open it still but it was rough. Did I say I hate jerks?
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Dec 12
What a jerk! I had somebody hit me that way when I was in my mom's car, but she was a real sweetheart. Gave me cash so I could pay my deductible up front, instead of having to wait for the insurance companies to sort it out and return it to me later!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
9 Dec 12
I don't really defend myswlf much but I do leap in when I see young or old women being bullied. And children too. I somehow become brave and even if I am in a fast food place and some jerk disrespects the young ladies working there then I jump in and reprimand them because they cannot do it themselves. That guy was a bully and bullies are ugly people and you know that I do not do ugly at all. I always respect people with integrity like the other lady who told the bully to back off
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Dec 12
Yup, definitely a bully.
@BarBaraPrz (20161)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
8 Dec 12
Probably.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Dec 12
And now we find out that we can't get a complete estimate without paying a mechanic to take the car apart. We can get one on the body work, but not the mechanical stuff.