I'm too embarrassed to admit this to anyone in person but would like to get it off my chest. Recently I was driving in San Francisco, after it had rained. I was approaching a very nice looking young couple dressed formally (tux, evening gown, flowers, etc). They were standing near the edge of the sidewalk. Neither I nor my passenger noticed the huge, lake-size puddle in front of them, and I was keeping my eyes focused on other vehicles in traffic anyway. Naturally when I hit the puddle, the couple was sprayed with near pressure-washer force. In a split-second I saw the wall of grimy water spraying them directly in the face primarily, and of course everywhere else really. I came nearly to a stop about 25 feet past as the ABS system clicked away. Looking back, I could see the young man shaking his head while holding and rubbing his eyes. The young lady, well, she was standing very stiffly with her mouth wide open as if trying to spit out the wet grime. Her light-colored gown had to have been filthy. I strongly considered circling the block to contact them but I have no idea what I could have done to help them at that point. Maybe give them some cash for a cab ride home and to ease my own guilt? Anyway my passenger told me to floor it before I get sued, shot, or beaten, and he added that the young lady was most likely running her mouth endlessly and had it wide open during the splash, so she actually contributed to the accident. I still feel I should have gone back now Not sure what the moral of this story is.....but maybe someone has had a similar experience.