Do you go out your way to help fellow campers?

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  1. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    We arrived on site last night and mum and I used a torch to put awning up, despite people being around we were surprised no one offered us help. Today the rain was pouring down and after helping put up 7 tents the people were so grateful. To us it was always a done thing to help a fellow camper out,,,Is this not a done thing anymore or are mhs not in this category?
     
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    Yes, we do help.
     
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    No I hate them and wish they would all go away.


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    Always.
     
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    The thing is, did you look like you needed help? You see some do and some don't and not everybody is grateful. If I offer to help someone they may be thankful or they may think I'm inferring that they are incompetent. I have to say that, whilst I don't know your particular setup, I would have probably assumed that if you have a problem putting an awning up at night in a CP you would have chosen to wait until daylight. On the other hand, if I saw you broken down on a country road I would probably stop to offer assistance. It all depends on the circumstances
     
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  6. Bobby22

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    Offering help to fellow campers has always been a way of meeting likeminded people.
    If i thought for a second i could be of assistance to anyone i would offer to help.:cheers:
     
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    Sorry, don't know why my post above has gone a bit wonky.
     
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    I help hymer owners cos they all need cuddles.....
     
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    I often think I would like to help,but I'm really not that much use,I have asthma and C,O.P.D and although I look healthy( if a bit overweight) I just can't do what I used to do.:(
     
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    Yes, you look healthy, thats why everyone should offer help in most cases.
     
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    We ask if they would like some help, any say no others are only too glad of the help. In many cases it is the man who has to much pride to say "yes please" as he thinks he can still do what he did when he was 20 years old. Pride is a killer.
     
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    Yes of course ... I even used my Ring compressor yesterday to inflate the flat car tyre for a Dutch tugger on the site.:angel:
     
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    Yes :)
     
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    If somebody appears to need help I will offer. Also, if I spotted something like a flat tyre I would point it out (as Suggy did for us when one of the flashy red things decided to start flashing at Welland in July :)).
     
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    Have been offered help often and would also offer if I saw someone needing it ..

    the age of 'helping' is alive and kicking.. :)
     
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    I do if I can.

    I gave a Belgian chap my slip mats in France last week as he was stuck on a grass pitch after all the rain.

    He was in a right state, revving the engine like hell , red faced and just getting stuck deeper and deeper. I put the mats behind his front wheels and he gave it real welly and shot off his pitch and into the pitch behind that was thankfully empty.

    Then he was stuck again:banghead:

    Eventually using sign language I managed to get the message across that he needed to take it easy and off he went.:whew:
     
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  18. paulkearnusic

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    I'm stuck in a wheelchair since breaking my back and, on the odd occasions we've needed help, we found that people watch us struggle for half an hour before very shyly asking if we need help.
    They ALWAYS ask my wife - never me.

    If you ever see us in our old RV struggling as another bit falls of the awning - please ask - and ask me. Although my legs won't work my brain still works :) .

    I think in general people want to help but, being British, we are naturally too polite to ask.

    Nowt so odd as folk ..... :)

    Paul
     
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    30 years ago when we first went to France camping in a raclet frame tent with a hexagon front end, we drove to the Vendee region in poring rain, we had gone via Paris on a early ferry. When we arrived I was knacXerd. I wanted to book into a hotel but the girls (then 5&7) wanted to put up the tent, the sea breeze got up and it was very windy. We got the canvas over the frame but had not pegs in (we were very inexperienced at this) up came a big gust and the tent nearly took off with the girls hanging on.

    A lady and man came over

    “You look like you need a cuppa and a hand”

    Over the years we have always remembered that and we always offer a cuppa and or a hand if needed.
     
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  20. sb8263

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    Me too,,would love to help some people and i do try, but with only having one leg, i tend to get in the way more than help..:(
     
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