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  1. #1

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    Aug 2012
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    Bradford or where ever ive parked the geotruck
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    Default Are you ok?

    My favourite caching moment
    I'd unsuccessfully looked for a cache in a local park a few times. on this day I was walking too and fro trying to see something anything magnetic on a stone statue.

    Totally lost in my own little world I was brought back to reality by a teenage girl asking "if I was ok"
    "err yes im fine thank you"
    "are you sure you don't need a doctor, ambulance or anyone"
    I thanked her for caring for a total stranger and said "suddenly the world seemed a nicer place".

    I got out of there ASAP and returned the next day and found the little blighter.

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    LOL but nice to know someone noticed as you could have needed help (beside finding the cache LOL)

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    I've had several funny looks before, but nobody has ever come up to me to ask if I was ok. It warms my heart to see that there are still people who care about others in this world.
    There are 10 types of people in this world; Those who understand binary and those who don't.

  4. #4

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    I get asked if I’m ok reasonably often, but I am using a wheelchair.
    I recall one occasion, early in my caching career, I was in Salzburg, looking for what I expected to be a fake but or bolt on a metal bridge comprising of hundreds of nuts and bolts. On my first attempt several people asked if I was ok, but in German and broken English. One person even offered me food for GeoDog! Worried that I was attracting too much attention; girl using wheelchair with dog, stopped in the middle of one of the main river bridges in town!
    I went back the following day and pretty soon after I arrived the Austrian equivalent of the Samaritans arrived. I explained but they didn’t look convinced and wanted me to go with them! I beat a hasty retreat and never did find that cache!

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    Back in 2013 I was caching in Oxford with my old geodog, Jazz. I got a few buns from a baker and couldn't find a bench with any room on so sat on some steps for us to have a rest and eat buns. A lady came up to me and asked if I needed any help, she had mistaken Jazz for a Guide Dog - he was partially blind and was wearing his orange bandana with "Caution Blind Dog" on it, she thought it was me that had no sight and that I had fallen.
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