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@hmkoct5 (2065)
United States
February 20, 2013 1:43pm CST
Pretend it is the old days (like 15 years ago -- lol!) and your car breaks down in a small, scary town. You only have one quarter to call for help. Who would you call and why would you choose that person?
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@bjc66bjc (6730)
• United States
20 Feb 13
Hi Hmkoct, I am positive of who I would call...I would definately call the police...because I would think and hope that once I get the assistance of the police any other calls I need to make I would have access to a phone to make other calls... Iam not sure if 911 existed 15 years ago...
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@hmkoct5 (2065)
• United States
20 Feb 13
I am pretty sure 911 existed 15 years ago. I think it was even considered a free call. That would save you a quarter!
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@bjc66bjc (6730)
• United States
21 Feb 13
Yes you are right it did exist 15 years ago, what was I thinking.. But my call would still be the same , call police/911 and as you said still save myself a quarter....lol
@kemak28 (724)
• United States
20 Feb 13
I guess it would depend on where I was exactly... like if I were in a state where I knew some friends and they lived closeby I would call them. Otherwise I guess it would be my husband I would be calling because I know he'd come help me for sure.
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@hmkoct5 (2065)
• United States
20 Feb 13
I'd probably call my husband no matter what because I would want him to know where I was and I'm sure he would take it from there with getting me help. It's so much nicer to have cellphones now.
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@saundyl (9783)
• Canada
20 Feb 13
That depends on where i am. If i'm close to home then i'd call my boyfriend as i know he'd come help me. If i was close to my hometown, I'd call my mom - because if i was there im 14 hours from home and i know mom would be there to help me sooner than my boyfriend would. 3 years ago if you asked this question my immediate answer would be i'd call my dad. But I cant do that anymore.
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@cupkitties (7421)
• United States
20 Feb 13
That depends on what state and how far away. Other than that, my dad because he happens to be the closest available family at the moment. I wouldn't trust anyone, but family or a good friend to fix the problem. Anyone else might try to rip me off.
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@hmkoct5 (2065)
• United States
20 Feb 13
It's definitely good to have people you can trust!
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@redredrose (1105)
• United States
20 Feb 13
I'm not sure who i'd call other than the one i knew could help me the best and call them because i new they could help me the best. If i was married back then i'd have called my hubby probably or my mom because they could help the best and im closest with them.
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@hmkoct5 (2065)
• United States
20 Feb 13
I would call the person who knew me best too. It would definitely be my husband or if he wasn't around, it would be my Dad. I know they would know what to do and how to help me. It would be quite scary to be stranded in a small town where I didn't know anybody.
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@tiffnkeat (1673)
• Singapore
21 Feb 13
I think I should call the shrink. Why would I want to go to such a place anyway if it really happened. I think the shrink will talk me out of it or make me accept the place is not as bad as it is. Who would you call? Ghostbusters?
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@KrauseHome (36449)
• United States
22 Feb 13
Wow!!! Back before cell phones, and probably back when someone there might even gladly help you without trying to charge you, or be afraid to help you, and back when it was safe to call from almost anywhere. Those really were the days. Well, this is actually right before I met my husband, so I could never have called him. I would have called my Sister like I usually did when I was going to be stranded somewhere.
@AmbiePam (83423)
• United States
21 Feb 13
Man, I miss the days where phone calls only cost 25 cents. Have you ever heard the song, "Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)"? I love that song. I would call my dad. I not only think he's capable of coming to get me, but pretty much able to fix whatever is wrong with the car.
@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Feb 13
My boyfriend, because I know he will always come and help no matter what.
@ladym33 (10979)
• United States
9 Apr 13
My husband because he would either come and get me or send someone to come and get me, and he would probably bring someone that could help get my car back to safety. My first car broke down all the time when I was 17. We didn't have cell phones back then. I had to walk a long distance to a gas station and call collect to my parent's house once, and another time it was really cold out, and my car broke down on the way home from work one night. It was Christmas time and I was in front of some houses. I picked the most brightly lit house thinking there must be a nice family there and asked them if they could call my dad to come get me. I was lucky they were nice people and were very concerned about me.
@kprofgames (3091)
• United States
20 Feb 13
As said depends on where I'm at, but also who is with me. If it were just me and the kids then I'd call the closest person to help. If that were the police then they would be the first ones called. If had my boyfriend with me, we'd figure it out or make the best of it. Sounds like an adventure to me!
@lelin1123 (15595)
• Puerto Rico
21 Feb 13
Fifteen years ago like today I would call my hubby. I can depend on him to get me up and running real quick since one of many hats he wears is a good mechanic. There is no one else I know that could fix it like him.
• India
21 Feb 13
Thank you so much for this discussion I have phone numbers of 3 car repair shops here, so i will make a call to them; i will call my son too, who will come with a mechanic if needed.
• India
21 Feb 13
If I pretend the old days(before 15years ago) ... then probably at that I was around years of age. so at that time I would call to my parents only, because at that time I had only one best friend and he was in another country.