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Can I catch a ride?

Can I catch a ride?

Date: Aug 16 2004


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It happens to everyone at some point in our lives. We all have asked for a ride somewhere once or twice. Have you ever asked your friend for a ride and your friend says they don’t know you? See how Derek tries to weasel his way out of giving John a ride:


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John:  Dude, can I get a ride?

Derek:  Can you get a ride? Um, where are you going?

John:  Just down to the other side of town. It’s probably like a half an hour away.

Derek:  A half an hour.

John:  Yeah.

Derek:  That’s cool. It’s a little bit out of my way though.

John:  Which way are you going?

Derek:  Uh, the opposite direction.

John:  You don’t even know what direction I’m going!

Derek:  Yeah, well, I don’t know you.

John:  You know me! I’m going down to the, to, uh, southeast.

Derek:  To southeast.

John:  You know where the Aladdin is?

Derek:  Yeah.

John:  Yeah, right there.

Derek:  Oh, OK. Well, yeah, sure, OK.

John:  Cool. Um, when are you leaving?

Derek:  Right now. I’m in my car.

John:  Actually, you know, I need about ten minutes. Is that cool? Can you wait for me?

Derek:  I can wait just a little bit. Sure.

John:  Ah, thanks man. I appreciate it.

Derek:  No problem.



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Nice try Derek! Everyone knows it’s inconvenient to give people rides, but you have to do it sometimes. Have you ever heard of karma? Karma is the idea that if you do good deeds, good things will happen to you and vice versa. Well, this is what we call “car-ma”. Car-ma is the idea that if you give people rides when they are in need, you will get a ride when you need one. Is this a free ride? Not really. It’s like getting a ride on credit. I call that car-ma credit.



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I'm very happy ,I did the right it .thank you very much ! Refueling

04:06 AM Nov 19 2008 |



dont do to others what you dont want others do unto you, thats the golden rule and it defines karma.

12:33 AM Jun 27 2008 |



karma.. what goes around comes around.. what goes up must goes down…

09:18 PM May 17 2008 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

sure it happen really


04:48 PM Apr 25 2008 |



bad things will happen to those who do bad deeds to others but nobody is solemn bad, his deeds would determine him as bad. therefore bad things would happen to bad. sure


09:19 AM Apr 18 2008 |

Aaron Wong



04:56 AM Mar 14 2008 |



Saudi Arabia


what is the origin of the word Karma is it a slang word ?

thanks for the lesson

07:05 AM Feb 21 2008 |



thank you very much it is good

10:37 PM Feb 19 2008 |



I did it !

08:20 AM Dec 02 2007 |



about the word karma also bad things will come to those who are bad?  I am not sure.

11:55 PM May 27 2007 |




Speaking about carma credit..How big the world would be changed if everyone know and believe it then to do it in daily live..

03:47 AM Apr 28 2007 |

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