Originally Posted by phillbus914
Originally Posted by Ray_WA
Originally Posted by phillbus914
So I guess it's one extreme or the other, since no one seems to have any common sense.
Call it what you want but if this site is 90% tin hat bullshit, and 10% skoolie, it certainly isn't a skoolie site, at least not one I'm going to waste much time on.
OK, See ya. I do like your bus though.
And Lapeer20m, I don't know how I missed your beach debacle. You have got a set of brass ones to ask people here for donations to your stupidity.
May I quote you fellows...
by lapeer20m » Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:39 pm
I didn't pay the bill....one of my friends on teh trip with me paid the money with his credit card....so now i owe him $2,500 bucks!
I know us skoolie guys are all tightwads when it comes to money, but if anyone would like to contribute to the tow truck fund feel free to add a dollar or two to my paypal account @ mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
I just Paypal-ed over my 1% - well worth it for the story alone! Love to see more pictures if you got 'em !
Sorry to hear about you misfortune Jason. I would have lost it with those bone heads. You should have not had to pay for their mistakes
. Glad you and the bus are back home.
Oh well.....expect my 1% when I have a chance to fix my Paypal account. I switched banks and it keeps hitting the wrong account (which is coincidently closed). I wouldn't want to send you a rubber transfer
This totally sucks! I'm pretty broke, but I sent my last 5 bucks to your paypal... (okay, not literally, but darn close. That's why I don't have my skoolie yet.) It's okay, I get paid tomorow, and I might have my income taxes back today
So ease your guilt by Paypal-ing him a few bucks for the tow fund and then laugh hard and long!
by lapeer20m » Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:54 pm
all total between skoolie, burningman folks, and a few other sources i was able to bring in about $800 in donations toward the tow truck fund. I think that is simply amazing! It was totally unexpected. I thought i might get a hundred bucks or something.
It actually ended up costing a total of $3,500 for the tow truck. That sucked a lot!....but it's not the end of the world. At least i'm fortunate enough to have a good job so i can pay for things like this.
I can't begin to express my appreciation to all the people who donated. A couple people gave $100 each, some only gave $5. It all meant a lot to me. I figure that the guy who donated $5 actually gave a larger percentage of his net worth than the guy who gave $100. To see the support that complete strangers, friends, and aquaintances gave was almost enough to make me cry.
"At least i'm fortunate enough to have a good job so i can pay for things like this."
You say this, yet you asked people for money? It's like the guy who makes 50K and stands in line for free government cheese. You claim off road experience. That and common sense should have told you you don't take a 2WD bus, 28 mile off the pavement, in the sand. And then put blame on the tow guys inability to get you from where you should have never been . I been on hundreds of SAR calls with much the same situations. It keeps us in business, but it also puts peoples lives in jepordy. And yes, we have had fatalities. It should have been your $3500 lesson, not for someone else to pay. Don't tell your mom, she'll make you pay it back.
P.S. I have not done anything stupid with my bus....Yet. But just in case I'm starting a pre-stupid fund for myself and will accept all donations.