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I Stop For Turtles

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    Questioned By Police

    The town where I live has many streams and ponds. I frequently see turtles trying to cross the road. When I do, I stop and help them along. One time after I did a police officer stopped me and asked what was going on. After I explained that I carried a turtle out of the road...
    accomplice accomplice 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 26, 2010

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    When I Was Little

    I was born in and grew up in the Galapagos. Giant marine iguanas. Tortoises. Giant land iguanas. Winged albatrosses. Sea lions, fur seals, dolphins, star fish, even sharks! Loads of birds and wildlife. And turtles. My home was right on the beach front. Tourists would stay in our...
    MummaToAZoo MummaToAZoo 36-40, F Mar 16, 2013

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    I Do And Don't Care If People Are Behind Me Honking Their Horns

    I believe that if I am going slow enough down a road and I know I can stop safely without causing an accident I do stop for those animals that come crossing the road. I have seen many different kinds of turtles crossing the road and if I am not on a main road I do pull over to...
    23gorillaz 23gorillaz 18-21, F Sep 16, 2012

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    Helping the Turtle Cross the Road

    One of the few pleasant memories I have from my marriage was the turtles. Turtles, as everyone in this group knows, have a very difficult time crossing the road. When we were driving, and we saw a turtle, we would immediately put on the breaks, RUN to see if the turtle was alive...
    GenesiusRedux GenesiusRedux 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 21, 2013

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    Just Last Week

    I was taking my little boy to his grandparents and thought there was a strange rock in the road... It was a little guy with a mostly yellow speckled shell. We got out of the car and walked the rest of the way up, and we had to pet the "tutle" who had decided to...
    MISTRESSROXY MISTRESSROXY 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2009

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    Finally a Normal Positive Group On Here

    Of course all animals deserve much respect, and we are responsible for not interfering their lives and letting them live normally.
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 2 Responses Jul 23, 2009

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    Passed To The Next Generation

    I have saved turtles from the time of my childhood til now - not telling age :) After having children, they have always watched and helped me save turtles going across roads, etc.... as they grew up. Now, my adult children stop and save the turtles, they always are telling me...
    gettinn2goatin gettinn2goatin 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2012

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    Weird

    As cruel as I am, I do in fact stop for turtles.  I even make the person I'm riding with stop so I can get out and move the things to the side of the road.  I don't know what makes me do such a kind act... maybe it's that other part of me that doesn't want to see an...
    XCRevolution XCRevolution 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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    Used To, Anyway

    Seeing this group made me realize that all the development around here means I haven't seen a turtle trying to cross the road in at least a decade. Years ago I even stopped once or twice and carried the turtle to the other side of the road so it wouldn't get squashed.
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 5 Responses Dec 1, 2009

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    Who Wouldn't?

    I mean they live to be so old and they are so peaceful... they inspire me to mediate everyday!
    Parthenopeaigle Parthenopeaigle 36-40, F Aug 30, 2010

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    Save The Turtles!!!!

    I guess I only stop for them because I wouldn't want to kill anything. And because I had a pet turtle once that I found crossing the street in front of my house. I ran out there and grabbed it because I knew it would be killed if I didn't.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 25, 2009

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    And Frogs, Toads, And Other Critters!

    It's the right thing to do and as long as I can hobble my butt out there, I'll move them out of harm's way. :)
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2010

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    They Could Use A Helping Hand

    Most turtles that I've ever seen outside are heavy and slow and unable to get out of the way of moving vehicles if they're on the road, so whenever I've been driving and saw a turtle on the road I've stopped and moved him or her off to the side and onto the grass. On the way out...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I have only recently found this website but I joined because people can really express their experiences here. I have mpd as seen by my other posts (undiagnosed) but I want to find...
    DarkHappiness DarkHappiness 13-15, F Mar 31

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    It's great fun to just get in the car and drive with nowhere in mind. I once ended up 400miles away from my house before I stopped for the night and went home in the morning.
    SalinNY SalinNY 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 14

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    I've met someone... Who I've fallen head over heels in love for it's one of those loves where the connection is amazing and people never find in a life time. I feel like I've known...
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    I was young at the time, age 17. I decided to meet up with this guy who I thought was my boyfriend and the sweetest ever. Turns out I found out he was drunk and wanted to have sex...
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    I stopped talking to her when she told me that she remained friend with me only because she felt pity for me because my little sister died two years ago...
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    Literally all I do at school everyday is bite my nails and I try to stop but I can never truly stop because I'm so nervous at school that the only way to make me calm is to bite my...
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    Ive got to stop letting my motor mouth ruin everything i hold near and dear, this time it cost me the most important person in my life and i miss her so much.
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    I did the most clique thing in the world, I fell for my best friend. I've known him since we were only 11 years old, and ever since then we got closer and closer until the day...
    shadowjinxed shadowjinxed 16-17, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I was dating this guy for a little bit and me, him and my two friends(they were dating) went to the mall together one day and all that day, I realized how much I actually didn't...
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    To all the "EP police" that seem to hover around me like flies round a cows eye. YES I HAVE VIEWS THAT YOU MAY NOT AGREE WITH, but that doesn't mean that you lot have to go telling...
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    Right now, President Obama is in Asia trying to finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). It would cover 40% of the global economy, and override national laws. Industry...
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    to all those women who have been hurt by seemingly uninterested guys who led them along i am hear to tell u that im in the same head space now. I do not want to date, i do not want...
    kdiggpants kdiggpants 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    to all those women who have been hurt by seemingly uninterested guys who led them along i am hear to tell u that im in the same head space now. I do not want to date, i do not want...
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    It happened again. He was a guy from my school. He never really talked to me at school. But he would ask me for nud** outside of school when he texted me. He was just normal. I...
    Clarityk13 Clarityk13 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 27

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    Since yesterday, my husband, who left two months ago and came over the house everyday to see our baby, stopped doing that. Instead, he takes her to his place. And I could take...
    bettyajz bettyajz 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I wish people would stop saying that my parents aren't strict and all of this bullshit, you don't know me or my parents, so it's none of your ******* business. Sorry. I honestly...
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    Once my mum scolded me and sort of slapped me, I cried. I was asked to stop. "No one's dying, why r u crying?" that's what she said. If i'm hurt, why can't i cry? Do i not have the...
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    I can't stop thinking about a guy I barely know- He works with my mum and I've seen him in the pub a few times too. Since my uncle is dating his mum, I was quite keen on knowing...
    ImChelsea ImChelsea 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I really can't stop eating. If I do, I'll starve to death. It's like I have to eat every day or I feel sluggish. I couldn't stop eating if I wanted too. Believe me, I've tried. I...
    BobFrost BobFrost 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    I feel sick. I've been drinking these last 2 days, with friends. 2 years ago I had a problem with alcohol and EP helped me to reset myself. I'm good to get back on the right road...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    ok... I quit. I decided, I quit drinking. This year has begun in such a bad way. Maybe is the reason because I'm drinking that much, but the problem is that I don't know. I don't...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 28

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    And stop thinking all these little things are "things" at all. I need to stop guessing. We've been "done" for months. No more sneaking around. No more hand holding. No more tears...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 29

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    if u r a guy out there on ep nd u r trying to flirt plz stop messaging me.. i m not interested.. i only wat kind generous understand girls/guys out there to tlk to so plzz stop
    hellommate hellommate 26-30, F Mar 31

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    How can they make some one feel so alone and hate themswlf so much i mean do they have heart? Why they act like they ******* care why is everyone so fake why we dont stop bullying...
    rawan99 rawan99 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    http://www.collegehumor.com/post/6910070/should-you-send-that-****-pic You guys that send **** pics need to check this out. Please stop sending them. They are disgusting and I...
    LameyC LameyC 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 16

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    I, like most on this site have been biting my nails since I was a small child. At age 50, I decided to stop. Here is my plan and how it worked. First - It's an embarrassing...
    start1959 start1959 51-55, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    We'll if you are not going anywhere you can not stop, silly. Take that step in any direction!! Isn't it wonderful to have that choice? (^ν^)
    Mewkittyx3 Mewkittyx3 18-21, M Mar 26

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    My head hurts. I'm gonna stop drinking from tomorrow. Lol.
    Vigilant6007 Vigilant6007 26-30, M Mar 28

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    I just threw my blades away. I already want to get them out again but I am finally determined to actually stop.
    anon1995 anon1995 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I know I have to go on but I can't do it anymore. I am so depressed and unhappy. I just can't stop crying and wishing to be dead everyday. I feel like an alien since I was born...
    blackjasmine blackjasmine 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    She moved away and she never replies my texts so I simply stopped texting her and now she's been replaced by someone better.
    TheTHOTstands TheTHOTstands 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Guys just stop asking girls.
    EmilySwitzerland EmilySwitzerland 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 1

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    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=http://www.lyricsfreak.com/j/journey/dont+stop+believin_20075670.htmlKCy7lLQwToI
    kittyluv78 kittyluv78 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Never will so stop asking be a man and see someone in person not an high school student over the Internet
    Sheslikethewind Sheslikethewind 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    When Will i Ever be good enough? That's what i Ask my self every night just before i go to sleep. 😔. I wish people would stop judging, they Don't know my story.
    staystrongplease staystrongplease 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    No matter if I'm with a group of friends or even my best friend, I still feel lonely. It can't be because I don't have a significant other to call my lover, or all of the past...
    UndeadMassacre UndeadMassacre 16-17, F Apr 7

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    hi everyone :) just watch the videos of bulling and teens suicide ............it was so awfull,i just cried :( i have some classmates who hate me and laugh at me just because to...
    tamuska3 tamuska3 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I recently got into a very emotional relationship with a friend and it started off one-sided, with him showing a lot of interest in me. He would always compliment me and call me...
    FaintSmile FaintSmile 22-25, F Apr 9

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    Stop selling people into slavery!!!!
    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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