Gettinga ride from a friend

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  1. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    Well, i have a friend who lives very close to me who offered me a ride to school and back in his car( i don't even have my license yet).anyways, he lives opposite me and i know him well enough.My question is, i feel a bit guilty about taking free rides from him as it takes some cash to fill up the gas etc. I am just wondering if i am going to come across as too serious or formal if i ask this question. Btw, i live in the US but i moved here like 5 yrs ago but i don't know what the norm is here for car rides and stuff in HS.
     
  2. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    When I was in high school I regularly gave a friend of mine a ride home. he did offer some money for gas and I turn it down.

    I would just him if he would like you to pay him some money for the gas. Chances are he will turn it down but it is always nice to be ask.
     
  3. wywern209 thread starter macrumors 65832

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    Ok. I'll ask him tomorrow. cuz i got a ride to and from school from him today. i just thought about the gas thing after i got home.
     
  4. Mexbearpig macrumors 65816

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    My brother drives me and my sister to school. He goes too so I dont think he minds that. But he has work after school and I feel like a burden because he drives us home wich slows him down like 15 minutes.
     
  5. wywern209 thread starter macrumors 65832

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    that's different tho, cuz he's ur bro.
     
  6. Azmordean macrumors 6502

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    Just say "hey bro, I appreciate your giving me rides now and then, can I give you some gas money or something?"

    That simple :).
     
  7. wywern209 thread starter macrumors 65832

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    k, thanks!:)
     
  8. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a

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    When I was in high school my friend drove me and a few others to school. We each paid a bit for gas money because she had a car with bad gas mileage. At the least, offer to pay for some of the gas costs.

    Steve
     
  9. jmann macrumors 604

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    Also since it is on the way, it can't hurt. :) And he offered! Score for you!
     
  10. wywern209 thread starter macrumors 65832

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    Score one for wywern:p
     
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    This is good advice and will be much appreciated by the driver.
     
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    even if he says "nah dont worry about it" people appreciate the thought
     
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    Agree.

    Always best to offer. They can accept or turn down depending on their desires.
     
  14. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Threads like this make me smile. :)

    Yay for common decency!!!
     
  15. wywern209 thread starter macrumors 65832

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    yeah. It's nice to know that stuff like this exists in this messed up world of ours. :)
     
  16. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Just a thought: even if your friend turns down your offer to chip in for gas (or takes you up on it - doesn't really matter), every so often if you're with him when he fills up, offer to go inside the store and pick him up a cup of coffee or something. It doesn't take much, just an acknowledgment that he's doing you a favor and that you appreciate it.
     
  17. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Very true. Those little things are nice.

    I joke that the payment for me giving him a ride home was borrowing a serious of books of his I was reading. By the end of the semester I read every one he had.
     

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