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    EDIT: Oops.

    Just realised that the thread is *FUN* Superman moments.

    That story was not fun...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atlas View Post
    Thank you!

    That's fantastic! I also live in a small town (mostly rural area) and we often have cars and trucks going off into ditches. Reminds me of a time when I was in a college and there was a flash flood that filled up a large ditch on a hilly road I was traveling to visit a friend in another town. I saw a truck halfway submerged in the ditch and pulled over to ask if the driver needed help. She said she was okay, but I was willing to go in and help her out of the vehicle. I think she was more afraid of a stranger than being in the truck. As for the glasses thing, this has happened to me too. I'm in radio part time and usually don't wear glasses and dress very casually. I had to work a fundraiser with a 20s theme and wore a black suit. I was still waiting on my contacts to come in the mail, so I had to wear my black-rimmed glasses. I also slicked my hair back for the 20s theme and was not recognized immediately by people I'd known for years. Granted, I didn't seem them everyday, but it's amazing what a change of clothes and glasses can do to change how you're seen by people you know. I also had my gray fedora, though I didn't wear it inside. It was a full Clark Kent evening!
    It's sad how people are more afraid of strangers than tangible danger now. I used to hitchhike a lot, and when I was driving I'd pick hitchers up whenever I could. Never had a problem with any of them. After the wife and kids I stopped doing it as much but also, more people were refusing rides. Which, yknow, scary world and all, I totally get it. But it's still a little sad how much trust in each other we all seem to have lost.

    Quote Originally Posted by _Feely_ View Post
    EDIT: Oops.

    Just realised that the thread is *FUN* Superman moments.

    That story was not fun...
    It's okay. We've had a number of very sad stories here. It's cool. As long as Superman inspired you in some way, feel free to share! Even if it's sad. All tales of how this fictional character influenced your life (in whatever small or even big way) are welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascended View Post
    It's sad how people are more afraid of strangers than tangible danger now. I used to hitchhike a lot, and when I was driving I'd pick hitchers up whenever I could. Never had a problem with any of them. After the wife and kids I stopped doing it as much but also, more people were refusing rides. Which, yknow, scary world and all, I totally get it. But it's still a little sad how much trust in each other we all seem to have lost.
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    It's very sad, especially here in the South where we pride ourselves on helping each other out. I understood that a woman would probably just want to wait in her vehicle for someone she trusted to arrive, but she had to be pretty scared sitting in a half-submerged truck as the rain just kept falling. I'd have gladly waited with her and was going to tell her so, but she seemed panicked enough when I asked if she needed help.

    Another fun moment of helping drivers in distress was back in my college days. A car was stranded in the turn lane on the Atchafalya Basin bridge, which is a 20-mile bridge over mostly marsh and swamp land. I was visiting friends in the area and saw the car and drivers in need. I had a friend of mine with me and we both made a U-turn on his one-way side of the bridge to get right behind the other car and get help. The shoulder is maybe 8 feet wide and people have been clipped and badly injured getting out of their cars. The four passengers in this little Honda Accord were so grateful we stopped and said they had friends on the way. They were from New York and were spending the summer driving through the country, two girls and two guys. The girls were insanely beautiful and that was one of the reasons I was willing to risk my then 18-year old neck to assist. Now that I'm married, I have to keep rescuing beautiful women to a minimum...

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