(Closed) Would You Feel Guilty About This?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Would You Have Filled Up Her Gas Tank?
    Yes-- it's only 40 bucks : (2 votes)
    1 %
    No- I don't feel comfortable being approached that way : (172 votes)
    82 %
    Maybe--Depends on how sincere he/ she looked : (32 votes)
    15 %
    Other : (4 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I probably would have been more inclined to give her $5-$10 cash if I had it on me rather than actually filling up her car.

    Post # 4
    13014 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    No, that’s way too on-the-spot.  Like you, I have charities I already give to, and I buy food for the homeless on the street.  But I wouldn’t fill up a stranger’s gas tank…

    Post # 5
    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    It probably would have made me feel guilty too. But I agree with previous poster, if I had $5 cash, or even a few dollars on me (which is rare, I use debit), I probably would have said given that to her.

    Post # 6
    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I feel like working in NYC has conditioned me to tell people no. I wouldn’t have filled up her tank and I probably wouldn’t have felt bad. I mean she wasn’t asking for food. Driving is optional.

    Post # 7
    1402 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I would have felt guilty, but I wouldn’t have filled up her tank, either.  I never carry cash on me, so I couldn’t have done that for her.

    Post # 8
    3886 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I never, ever give money to strangers. There are way too many scams and con artists out there.

    Post # 9
    4432 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Ok i’m sorry, but NO!  Maybe it’s because i’m from New York…and yes….being stereotypical but it’s true! 

    If you cannot afford to drive around..then don’t! Epsecially if it’s more than one person in a car!

    Post # 10
    515 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    No. These people are usually scammers.

    Post # 11
    4416 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Not only would I have not done it AND not felt guilty, I probably would have said something snarky like “are you f***ing kidding me?” or “yeah, and then you can fill mine up next!”

    But I am also a big-city dweller.

    Post # 12
    726 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @BellaDee:  I’m not from New York, and I fully agree with you. I would never spend $40+ to fill up a strangers gas tank! If they can’t afford to fill up their own car then they shouldn’t be out on the road in the first place. 

    Post # 13
    641 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Ive been scammed to many times to ever do that again! I gave someone $5 once for gas..her tank was empty and just needed a few dollars to put in it. as I was walking in store to pay for mine, she just drove outa there without gaetting any gas at all.

    no, I probly wont do it again, lazy bums need to get a real job.

    Post # 15
    1297 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I was in the same exact situation last summer, but they were holding a gas can when they came up to me. I filled the gas can with around $15 worth of gas :/


    Post # 16
    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m not from a big city, but I’m too cynical. If someone approached me like that, I would just assume that it was a scam.

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