Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Waiting For A Car Service

QUESTION 61: WAITING FOR A CAR SERVICE

I was at Pathmark and I called a car service to take me home, and the service said it will send a car to Pathmark within 10 minutes. After 8 minutes, someone offered me a ride home. Do I have to call the car service to cancel the ride? Do I owe the car service something anyway, since I caused one of their cars to come pick me up? How about if I've been waiting for their car for 20 minutes? Or 2 minutes?

RABBI BELSKY

First of all, you should call the car service immediately, as soon as you know you won't be using their car. The car from the car service may come and wait for you for a half an hour, and will be assuming that you will come out. And in addition, you should send the car service a few dollars.

QUESTIONER

How much time do I have to wait before I can take another ride without owing them anything?

RABBI BELSKY

The cut-off point, I think, is 15 minutes. After waiting for 15 minutes, then if you get another ride, just can call them and say, "I have another ride." Then you don't have to pay them anything.


NEXT WEEK'S QUESTION 62: TYPING DAUGHTER'S REPORT

My daughter in 7th grade has a report to do for English. The teacher said the students have to type it on the computer, and that the parents shouldn't type it for them. I surmise that the reason they want it typed on the computer is for readability, and the reason they don't want the parents to type it is so that the parents don't write the actual contents of the report for the students. My daughter wrote the report in long hand. She is an extremely slow typist, and it would take her 5 hours to type it, which is time hard to find considering how much other work she has. Can I type part of all of it for her, and does she have to be totally honest with her teacher about it if I do?

Participate in the Honesty Forum, and discuss the issues we confront in this class!

Subscribe to Honesty and receive this class via e- mail.

Honesty Archives


Honesty, Copyright © 2002 by Rabbi Yisroel Belsky Shli"ta and Torah.org.


 

ARTICLES ON KI SAVO AND ELUL / ROSH HASHANAH:

View Complete List

Small Bridge, Big Connection
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5762

Poor Beginning, Wealthy End
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5760

Is Teshuva Really Necessary this Year?
Shlomo Katz - 5759

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

A Whole Life with Joy
Rabbi Label Lam - 5775

The Shofar: A Wake-Up Call
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755

And Neither Would We!
Rabbi Label Lam - 5762

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Let's Go
Shlomo Katz - 5775

There is a Treasure
Rabbi Label Lam - 5766

Recognition of Good
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5760

> To Begin--to Cook from Within
Rabbi Label Lam - 5766

Man's Search for Meaning
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5759

Spiritual Climates
Shlomo Katz - 5773

ArtScroll

Are We listening?
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5762

Soldiers in G-d's Army
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5757

Benefiting from the Benefit of the Doubt
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5767

Leave it Up to the King
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5764



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information