Will you take help from a person, whom you didn't know??

@tuyakiki (3018)
India
January 1, 2010 6:15pm CST
Hi All!! It happened with me a few days back.. I was searching for an address in a unknown place and I was asking about it in the local shops.. Out of a sudden some guys came up to me and said that they could help me.. I simply ignore them by informing them that I already found it.I was really very fishy at that moment... I don't like to take help from people,specially whom I don't know,who are interested like that.... What you will do if you were in my situation???Will you take help from a person, whom you didn't know?? Be free to post... Thank you!! Happy Mylotting.
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18 responses
@kaylachan (4776)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
2 Jan 10
A lot of times I have to. I don't like to, but I have to. If I can then I won't, but there are times where this is simply unavoidable. But, I go with muy gut. If they seem fishy to me, then I'd say no no matter how difficult the task is.
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@zearah (5287)
• Philippines
2 Jan 10
I will accept the help but up to only a certain extent.For example I can have a complete sketch from them (be sure to check before going to the place) but never I will ride with them especially when I am alone.
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@tuyakiki (3018)
• India
2 Jan 10
Thanks for sharing..This one is a good point.
@karthi_88 (299)
• India
2 Jan 10
sure friend i too wont take the help from person,whom i don't know? in this world,in some situations we cant believe our friends itself,even though we know very well about our friends,even if we our friends from child-hood,some situations they may do something bad to us. if don't know anything about a person and we dint ask them for if he\she comes to help us sure we should not take their help friend. have a nice day :)
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@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
2 Jan 10
No, I wouldn't take help from anybody I don't know, either. It's too risky. You never know what they might be up to. There is so much meanness going on these days. I would probably tell them it's not necessary. Kathy.
@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
2 Jan 10
I would probably say "Thank you but it's not necessary". Kathy.
• Philippines
3 Jan 10
Yes, if I badly needed it.
@smacksman (6074)
2 Jan 10
If I lived in a city I would probably be in trouble all the time! Why? Because I trust people and assume that they would be as nice to me as I would be to them. But then I am an ugly six foot bloke and not young and beautiful so I can see that the 'boot is not on the same foot', as they say. I just find it really sad that we feel we must be on our guard all the time. Happy new year from this stranger! haha
@tayd88 (205)
• Malaysia
2 Jan 10
hi tuyakiki , If that's your real photo in mylot,i am sure more guys will be offering you help.Some maybe offering more than that. It's just so hard to make a decision/conclusion nowadays when you are being offered help by a stranger(s).There are people who are sincere in helping but declined by us.And yet sometimes we accept help from strangers who may had a bad motives. Just be alert and caution at all times.
@mstriguna (418)
• India
2 Jan 10
I do the same thing what you did. I am not sure if anybody offers me help and if anybody does so I would straight away tell him I am fine with whatever position I am in. hmmm.
• Indonesia
2 Jan 10
It depends on the people who offer the help. If he/she is specious, I will do the same as u but if he/she looks like genuine n kind, I'll accept the offer.
• United States
2 Jan 10
It depends on how they are acting... If someone comes up to me and ask me if i need any help and they seem like they are really just being nice, I will get directions, ect but if they seem like they came up to me just because they thought i was hot or they are putting on a show, ill just say no thanks and move on.
• Philippines
2 Jan 10
Well, i will take help only if i ask for it. But a help coming out of nowhere, especially if they are boys, i think its okay to be extra careful. You did the right thing. For a girl, it a normal thing to do.
• United Kingdom
2 Jan 10
Well there's nothing wrong in asking for help if you really need it but definitely not in a situation like you were in.A group of guys coming to offer unsolicited help to a girl smells more of ulterior motives rather than genuine concern.You did absolutely the right thing in turning down their offer.So,it all depends on the situation and the person in the end.Go for your intuition,it will help you make the right decision...:)
@thea09 (18321)
• Greece
2 Jan 10
Of course, people are most generally friendly and more than willing to help without being asked I find.
@bodhisatya (2384)
• India
2 Jan 10
Hi Tuyakiki, I think that you really acted very wisely. I remember a similar kind of incidence. Once I told a friend of mine to board a bus from a particular bus stop. She was new to that place and she asked some guys there. They were like, over excited to help her out. I think I came there before things could get nasty. I escorted her to the busstop and she was visibly relieved. I think you acted upon your instincts. And that was the wisest thing to do.
@daliaj (5686)
• India
2 Jan 10
I don't mind to take help from somebody whom I don't really know. Sometimes we are forced to take help from those type of people. Once my debit card fell down when I took money out of my purse, but I didn't notice it. A beggar women standing nearby noticed that and informed me about it. I didn't look at the beggar woman when she called me first. I thought she wanted some money from me. Later, I came to know that she wanted me to pick up the debit card. I was embarrassed about it.
@px_yeap (269)
• Malaysia
2 Jan 10
i probably won't! even the intention is good, i still won't take help from a total stranger! it's just me...being caution!
@skalijnp (147)
• India
2 Jan 10
Hello Tuyakiki at first I would like to wish you A very Happy New Year 2010. You did the right. As I am a boy, I think I don't have any problem to take help from others. I said you did right because you are a beautiful girl and you had not ask them about the address yet they came to help you. It was different if you would go to them for asking the address, but that's not happened.
@Hatley (164338)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Jan 10
tuyakiki why yes as a matter of fact I did take from an utter stranger. I took the wrong bus going the wrong direction on the right street and ended up many blocks from the address of the foot doctor I was trying to get too,it was a west address versus the E address I had thought it was. I had stopped at this automobile striping place . I showed this middleaged manager the address I was looking for and he looked it up on a map he had of the town. I was thirteen blocks from where i should have been and had only fifteen minutes left to make my appointment. so this kind manager insisted I get into his suv and he drove me to the right place.He refused to take any money for his help either so all I could do was just thank him from the bottom of my heart. he was kind and helped me down and held the door open for me even.sometimes you just have to trust people and go with your gut feeling too. mine said this person was a kind okay man, If your gut feeling said something was fishy I would by no means take their help but go to someone who you did feel safe with. always trust your gut feeling. it will not ever let you down.