Hey guys. Just thought I'd share a story of my adventure this morning:
So I'm driving my Ranger with my girlfriend to school, and we pull off a highway exit about a half mile from the school. At the top of the exit, another Ranger is pulled over halfway to the side of the road with their emergency lights on. I pull up next to em and ask if they're okay. There were two girls from my school in there. They say they ran out of gas.
At that point I'm like "oh ****", because there's lots of worse-case scenarios that can go with that. School was to start in 10 minutes and they were stopped in a pretty dangerous place. We had our final exams, and it was pretty important that they be there. I offered to pull them around the corner to the breakdown lane, leave their truck for someone in their family to get, and give them a ride to school. So I back up about 10 feet in front of them and run the strap from their frame, do a few wraps around mine, and hook the other end back up to theirs so it was a makeshift harness I could guide them around the corner with. I told them to put it in neutral and they said "No! Then it will roll backwards!" I then taught them what an emergency brake was =P.
So they ask me right before we're about to move if there was anyway I could get the truck to the school, because nobody would be able to come deal with it and they couldn't leave it there. I figure they need to get to their exams, and I wanted a little challenge. So my girlfriend, who is amazing and pretty damn smart, guides them on when to use the e-brake and when to turn by shouting thru the back window of the cab. We had to make it through two stop lights, a stop sign, and a left turn lane....and hell we did :D I pulled them to the back of the parking lot and we all went in to take our exams, about 20 minutes late for school.
I know there's probably some criticisms coming my way, but I feel pretty damn good about it.