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InvisibleSwami
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Random Acts of Kindness
    #793960 - 08/03/02 09:50 AM (19 years, 1 month ago)

Pay it Forward

Since we are all here to improve the planet, I am opening this thread for people to share their acts of receiving or giving kindness to a stranger.

BTW, It is OK to pat yourself on the back in this thread.

I will start with a "nothing" story because it just happened this morning and to get the ball rolling, not because it is of great significance; although all acts are significant in some fashion.

Went to wash my car and found out I was out of soap. A fellow car-washer of Middle-Eastern descent offered me some, saving me a trip back home. Yes, it was nothing, but it brightened my mood.

I will come up with a better one next time.


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Swami]
    #793981 - 08/03/02 10:04 AM (19 years, 1 month ago)

I was in line at the grocery store and I noticed that there was a woman with 11 items in her cart with checkbook in hand standing in the 10 item or less aisle with a line of 5 people behind her. I pointed to her and addressed the cashier, "Hey, doesn't the sign say 'Cash Only' and '10 items or less' ? Why are you allowing this woman to take advantage of these five people's good nature? Could you please ask her to go to another line?" The cashier then told the woman that she should go to another line. All the people standing behind the cheat then applauded. They thought I did a kind thing for them.


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InvisibleSwami
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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: ]
    #793990 - 08/03/02 10:09 AM (19 years, 1 month ago)

LOL! I am most proud of you. You da man!

Next you will be telling us about the hot blonde that you met and how you offered to perform a special "random act of kindness" on her.


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Swami]
    #794012 - 08/03/02 10:17 AM (19 years, 1 month ago)

Just the other day I was waiting for the bus when some strange guy I had never met before offered to give me a ride to where ever it was I was headed in exchange for my bus fare so that he could put it towards filling his tank. I thought it was pretty odd to say the least, but he seemed harmless enough so I went through with it. Sure enough he fullfiled his end of the bargin and I gave him my last three dollars because of it. Obviously it wasn't anything big, but it was kind of nice knowing that there are still some people in this world willing to help others out (even people they don't know) Kind of a win win situation I guess.


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InvisibleSclorch
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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Swami]
    #794070 - 08/03/02 10:47 AM (19 years, 1 month ago)

One time I was sitting in a Burger King eating and whatnot (yeah, I know, fast food is a sin). This bum was about three tables away and I knew he was eyeing my food. He finally worked up enough courage to come over to me and ask for change. It's my policy to not give out money to bums on account of most of them are alcoholics, etc. So I said "How about if I just buy you a meal?" He was thrilled. So I take him up to the counter and say, "Okay, you can have anything you want, what'll it be?" He was pretty much in shock... his eyes were wide and he still couldn't believe it (sucks to be in his situation- when a free meal of your choice is a godsend). The manager was running the register and she asked me if the meal was for him. I said yes. Then she told me it was on her... all he (the bum) had to do was ask. I sat back down and a few minutes later the bum goes over to a table a few tables away from me with a bag full of like 5 burgers and whatnot. He sits the bag on the table, then he sits down. He just stares at the bag of food for a few seconds and his eyes get all watery. He turns to me and said something about how people are inherently good. "Look at this" he sais as he gestured to his bag of food. I then said something like, "all you have to do is ask." I finished my meal and bid him a good evening.


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Swami]
    #794079 - 08/03/02 10:51 AM (19 years, 1 month ago)

When we were living in Long Island, New York, our car got a flat on the Robert Moses Parkway. Now the parkway is a strange highway that is difficult to get off of and on to. I don't remember where we were going but it was some place where we had to be on time. I had almost no money on me and family was several states away. We were new to the area and had no friends or acquaintances. We were pretty much screwed.

As soon as I pulled of the road a young blonde woman followed me off of it into the grass. She got out of her car, went immediately to the trunk and got a can of fix-a-flat, walked over and gave it to me, and said, "Here, you need this." Then she walked straight back to her car and drove away.

As she drove away I saw her bumper sticker that read:

"Practice Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty"

I put the stuff in the tire, drove to the nearest gas station and refilled it. We got to where we were going on time. The place was one of the important places that are all a blur now. But that act of kindness is remembered with clarity 17 years later.

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InvisibleSwami
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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Sclorch]
    #794093 - 08/03/02 10:59 AM (19 years, 1 month ago)

Schlorch, you warm-hearted rogue. Always knew you were a teddy bear.


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Swami]
    #794157 - 08/03/02 11:39 AM (19 years, 1 month ago)

One time I was walking home and this Jamaican guy said hey, you, can you help me? He explained his dilemma with a thick accent and after a while I understood that he didn't have a driver's license and wanted to get a liquor commission ID to buy beer and liquor. I tried to give him directions but then decided to just walk him there because my directions were bad and hed never find it. It was out of my way but we talked about stuff while we walked and he was so happy that he could finally get booze. I'm just making the world a better place.


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Swami]
    #794192 - 08/03/02 12:13 PM (19 years, 1 month ago)

This morning I lifted a moth out of the toilet bowl after a particularly lengthy urination, and then proceeded to lightly blow on the little guy's wings until they were dry enough for him to fly again. I opened the window and off he flew. I watched him until he was but a mere speck in the clouds, and then he was gone. True story.

I'm not even joking, it's a true story.


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Revelation]
    #794541 - 08/03/02 04:45 PM (19 years, 1 month ago)

Very tender, but would have been better if you had not drowned the little guy first. Sadistic and saintly at the same time - hmmm...


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Swami]
    #794893 - 08/03/02 11:07 PM (19 years, 1 month ago)

Once I was riding my bike on mushrooms at this cave / trail area by my house and I had a huge joint I needed to smoke to calm down, but I had forgotten my lighter! I then came upon 2 old guys with bikes resting by an overlook, they saw my problem, and offered me a light. I lit it up and exchanged a few puffs, and then they did this crazy jump stunt off the overlook, at least a 25 foot drop! Needless to say it amazed my dialated eyes.


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Swami]
    #794899 - 08/04/02 12:01 AM (19 years, 1 month ago)

I once bought alcohol for some minors.


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Swami]
    #795143 - 08/04/02 07:07 AM (19 years, 1 month ago)

uhhhhh i touched a vagina once.


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Sclorch]
    #795317 - 08/04/02 09:25 AM (19 years, 1 month ago)

I was driving home around midnight and it was pouring rain. A young woman was standing out on the street in just a dress. I stopped to ask her if she was OK. She was shivering uncontrollably. Conversation was somewhat difficult as she was missing a card or two from the deck. I invited her into my car even though she drenched my nice leather seats. Where can I take you I asked. She replied that she had nowhere to go. I told her she could stay at my place for one night. (All you hound dogs are dead wrong here!) I fixed up the couch and got extra blankets for her. In the morning I fed her breakfast, gave her a few dollars and sent her on her way. (to what I don't know).


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Swami]
    #795348 - 08/04/02 09:38 AM (19 years, 1 month ago)

a few years ago i was driving somewhere at night and saw a truck with trailor en tow at the side of the road with flashers on. i decided to stop and see what the prob was and i met this guy that was a couple years older than me and some chick. their truck wouldn't start and showed the signs of a dead battery so i got out my tools and removed the battery and i drove them to walmart (in the next town over) to get a new one. we're in my car and the guy says he and his sister are tripping on acid. at the time i'd only used weed a few times and wasn't too informed about other drugs but these people had a friendly feeling to them so we went to walmart and i had to pick out the battery for him cause he was confused i installed the shit for them too and they were on their way.


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Swami]
    #795370 - 08/04/02 09:56 AM (19 years, 1 month ago)

That was a very Christian thing to do.


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: ]
    #795382 - 08/04/02 10:03 AM (19 years, 1 month ago)

I wonder... if Eightball had been Christian, would those trippers have had a bad trip triggered by a lecture on why acid is a tool of the devil (I've heard it called this before by a preacher at a friend's church)?


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Sclorch]
    #795389 - 08/04/02 10:11 AM (19 years, 1 month ago)

Today two of my friends woke me up this morning with a phone call and updated me on their tour of the Southeast. Here's an excerpt....

"So we pulled up to this stoplight and we noticed this bum at the intersection. So I said, 'hey, you wanna beer?' The bum said, 'hell yeah' So I handed him a cold one. Then ***** says to the bum, 'hey man, the light's green- we gotta split' A little ways down the road we realized that the beer was an import... it didn't have a twist off cap! hahhahahahhaaha"

We all figured it wasn't that bad and that the bum probably got it opened.


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Sclorch]
    #795408 - 08/04/02 10:25 AM (19 years, 1 month ago)

I wouldn't doubt it. Some people's consciousnesses are impacted by trivial remarks. If a person were tripping I don't think that is the time to fill their heads with bad juju. Besides, the acid was probably laced with demons.

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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Swami]
    #795434 - 08/04/02 10:48 AM (19 years, 1 month ago)

Wow I like this thread..

Hmm well a few weeks ago I was driving down this long stretch of road when I hear a loud *knock**pow* and my car slowly rolls to a stop. So looks like I threw a piston and it went right through the oil pan. So lacking a cell phone I start walking down the side of the road.. the closest store is about 4 miles away. It was about 100 degrees outside with humidity to match..one of those code red days, I started sweating immediately. So I was walking and cars were flying past me, I tried signalling to a few drivers but they were too busy to stop. After about two miles, I started getting dizzy and kind of kneeled down to oriente myself. Just as I was thinking about how much these people are senseless jerks, three cars stopped. One construction guy ran up with a big jug of water and poured it on me and told me to drink it slowly. The other people got out of their cars and were asking me if I was ok..one of the guys asked me if I needed a ride home or something.. and I said just to a phone would be good. Well he took me to a gas station to get some gatorade, then he drove me 30 miles back to my house..I said it wasnt neccessary but he insisted. People really are compassionate.

Well for me.. I try to be kind to everyone I meet. Whether it is the scraggly guy in the metro that says he just got out of jail and he only gets one meal a day.. I'll give him my pocket full of change because well maybe he will spend it on crack or alcohol, but what if he is telling the truth? Or the Jesus looking dude my girlfriend brings to my house and he says he's just walking around and I let him stay at my place for two days and feed him. Or just helping people on the internet... it all makes me feel good...helping other people.


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Swami]
    #795476 - 08/04/02 11:17 AM (19 years, 1 month ago)

I was riding the bus a few days ago to visit some family in Indiana. One of the stops the bus stoped at was in Atlanta. I had to wait there for an hour while the bus refueled. I walked inside and was in the customer service line to see what gate my bus would be at. A guy who looked about 20 or so gave me his story about how he was 9 bucks short of getting a bus ticket. He was going to miami, so he said. I reach in my backpack and pulled out a handfull of change. There was about 4 bucks in there. He thanks me and was on his way. I later went outside to get away from all the people. No luck, there were tons of people outside. While outside another male came up to me and asked for money. I reached in my pocket and gave him a dollars worth of quarters. He thanked me and went on his way. Later ANOTHER male came up to me and asked me for some change, and i thought to myself ... "this is getting oldddd". So i told him I had none to spare. He smiled and said "thats alright". then proceeded to talk to me about senseless things. I didnt mind his company, for i was a stranger in a strange land. Though i felt odd talking to him about the stuff he was talking about. He left after about 5 minutes of chatter.
15 people or more asked me for money that night. I felt bad because i think i would become poor myself if i tried and help every single one.

Not a very good example, but the best i could come up with right now.


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: ]
    #795492 - 08/04/02 11:37 AM (19 years, 1 month ago)

Great story Shroomism.

I forgot to add:

Sometimes I cover my mouth when I cough.

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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Swami]
    #795600 - 08/04/02 12:41 PM (19 years, 1 month ago)

A guy came into my workplace and had a very sad desperate look to him, he looked like he hadnt showered in a couple weeks.He came up to the counter and very shighly asked if he could have a shower. I said go for it, people underestimate how important a hot shower can be.


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: sir tripsalot]
    #795613 - 08/04/02 12:47 PM (19 years, 1 month ago)

where do you work?


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Swami]
    #795637 - 08/04/02 12:58 PM (19 years, 1 month ago)

one time at my college there was this fine ass caribean chick who was all into god and being good and shit. Well she had the normal fucked up christian view about drugs being satan and shit. Well i finally got her in the sack and then got her to smoke weed and drink.

I opened that girls eyes to sex and drugs.


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: ShroomyMcPot]
    #795640 - 08/04/02 01:02 PM (19 years, 1 month ago)

Step back, we have a winner!


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Swami]
    #795642 - 08/04/02 01:02 PM (19 years, 1 month ago)

Well as usually the case in my life, one of the few times a good samaritan came to my/our rescue help was not needed or wanted. When I was living out west a friend of mine decided to trash his truck as needed a new one and wanted to cash in on the insurance. I agreed to be an accomplis to this nefarious deed for a cut of a coupla hundred bucks out of the insurance money. We drove outside of Calgary to a deserted stretch of highway and he opened the hood and poured gas all over the engine and threw a match to it, I don't know if this actually would have worked but I could almost see the dollar signs in his eyes so I would have to say things were going pretty well.....he was sort of jumping up and down saying:"Burn baby BURN!!! Mwha ha ha ha".......so there we were standing in the night with our faces aglow with the light from this fire.......all of a sudden we hear a car door shut back up on the highway and this guy with a fire extinguisher comes running up to us and without speaking a word starts to extinguish the fire. Of course we had to ACT grateful at least. "Good thing I came along when I did eh fellas?" My friend wanted to beat the guy up but me being the peacenik I am talked him out of it


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Eightball]
    #795688 - 08/04/02 01:35 PM (19 years, 1 month ago)

A Gym.


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: FreakQlibrium]
    #795693 - 08/04/02 01:40 PM (19 years, 1 month ago)

My family was heading back from a day at the beach. We were having a philosophical discussion about how far you would go to help a stranger, especially if it involved personal danger.

As we were driving through the seedy part of downtown Norwalk, (Rhode Island or Connecticut?) with the windows down, we hear this woman screaming and running. Without a second thought, my bro Mike, who was driving, pulls over and jumps out of the car. "Get in!" he commands and she obeys. At this point some big wild-eyed latino male comes huffing up to the car in a rage; red-faced and eyes bulging. Now Mike is fit, but is hardly imposing at 5' 10", 150lbs, (he is a long-distance runner) and is not a fighter at all. The "boyfriend" screams in his face, "Get the fuck out of my way asshole!" with spittle going everywhere. (If you are wondering where I was, this all happened so fast and I was stuck in the back seat of a coupe and couldn't get out quick enough.)

Mike is a born-again Christian and he is very resolute and deteremined (read: stubborn). He stands there with folded arms, looks the guy square in the face and says with an icy calm,"She is under my protection now." The guy tries to push past Mike to reach for the car door. As soon as the predator does this Mike says "You don't EVEN want to do THAT!" in a way that was quite spooky because he was definitely filled with power at that moment. The guy stopped and looked stunned. Mike got back in the car and we drove the woman a mile or so and let her out. She didn't want police involvement.

I could not believe that the enraged bull with foam on his mouth did nothing. It was an incredible moment.


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Swami]
    #795730 - 08/04/02 02:02 PM (19 years, 1 month ago)

If you are wondering where I was, this all happened so fast and I was stuck in the back seat of a coupe and couldn't get out quick enough.)"

Was that so you could help.....or run away? lol, J/K wit ya man. It's truly amazing how if a person can remain calm in the face of a menacing situation and exude a certain confidence that the aggressive person is forced to reconsider his position.....most enraged bulls are really cowards at heart anyway, the fact that he was terroizing some woman just goes to prove my point


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Swami]
    #795765 - 08/04/02 02:30 PM (19 years, 1 month ago)

I finally decided on a story to tell, not so much as it displayed any overhelming generosity on my part, but in so much that it affected another human being so deeply that I feel/think it is worth sharing. I was visiting San Francisco in the fall/wineter of 72(courtesy of my student loan ). I was staying at a hotel where the rooms were a frugal $17.50 per week so you gotta know I didn't exactly excude a sense of wealth at the time.......I was walking along Market street one night and this black guy with no ears(no actual external appendages such as ear lobes etc) approached me and asked if I wanted to buy one of his "paintings" Needless top say it was obvious that he had found these things in a dumpster somehwere. Without thinking I dug into my pockets and pulled out the grand total of 17, maybe 18 cents. I put the change in his hands and he went to give me the picture and I said:" No man, it's alright, you keep it and sell it to someone else". At that point the guy's eyes start filling with tears and he says to me"You're beautiful man".........then we spontaneously embrace and I was crying too.........I can't even think back to that moment without my eyes misting over, even now. I know this post will no doubt get a lot of comments like "pass me the kleenex" but whatever.........it was one of the most beautiful moments of my life.


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: FreakQlibrium]
    #796255 - 08/04/02 06:30 PM (19 years, 1 month ago)

That was a wonderful story. It moved me as well.

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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Swami]
    #796511 - 08/04/02 08:55 PM (19 years, 1 month ago)

This is a beautiful thread. I don't even know what I can share. I have no big story to tell. Just little things. Once, a few months ago, I was in Philidelphia visiting a friend. One night we were walking in the city and we saw this guy digging through the trash looking for food. To my friend, this is a common occurance and she just kept walking, but it really bothered me that so many people would just walk past this man and not even stop to think how awful it would be to have to dig through the garbage for food. I couldn't bear to watch, so I took him to McDonald's and bought him so food. He was very greatful. My friend and I decided that the next time I go visit her, we are gonna make a bunch of sandwiches to give to hungry people. I never have enough change to go around. But I like helping people and any chance I get, I'll take. Everyone should. If we all expressed compassion to our fellow man, the world would be a far better place. Keep it up you guys.


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Spiffy]
    #796552 - 08/04/02 09:19 PM (19 years, 1 month ago)

Nice story. - Hey, like your avatar .


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Swami]
    #796586 - 08/04/02 09:31 PM (19 years, 1 month ago)

Thank you


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Swami]
    #796592 - 08/04/02 09:38 PM (19 years, 1 month ago)

i don't know what to say. this is beautiful. this is love.
i've never really not helped a person who needed it. ya know? i try to show love as much as i can, and because i long to, God (roll your eyes if you must ) brings many many opportunities to me.
i have a friend who comes and goes in my life. actually he's not really a friend, but i know him. anyway, every week or so he'll show up at the door of my apartment with some homeless young guy he picked up. he introduces me, and then he always leaves the next day. leaving the homeless guy behind. so i look at this as a way for me to help people on a continuous basis. i always feed the confused young people he leaves with me, because it's what my God requested of me as his child. i'll feed them, help them find a job, or use my tithe money to send them on their way. whether they need a plane ticket, bus ticket, or enough for food to hitch hike to the next state. if they want to stay in dallas i try to set them up with the best things i can, job, ymca ect.. it's my way of helping in a dark world. if i make a difference in one persons life, then that will make my whole life worthwhile.

that's not really as touching and emotional as everyone elses stories, but i find it hard to "pat myself on the back". peace braas


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: whiterastahippie]
    #797300 - 08/05/02 09:17 AM (19 years, 1 month ago)

I generally try to be a nice guy, holding doors, picking up things wich dont belong. When i have money, i give it to people in need, and tip people REAL well. I go through money too fast... This has no meaning.

Someone above said all you need to do is ask. That is SO true. So many times I see someone and wanna help them but maybe im too shy, or think they will take it the wrong way, or figure they have help, or someone else will help them... If they asked me i would be more than happy to help. I like to give help all i can, but sometimes its not apparent that people need help either. Asking will help.

At work when people were nice to me i would undercharge them. This was making less profit for my corporate giant, so i guess its a bad thing... But the way thier policy works, I would rather reward someone with the same gift for being a nice caring person who will return the favor to someone else than to give it to the heads. All items are overmarked due to theft(i guess im a thief too) but whatever.

Speaking of theft, and other things. Let say someone was going to steal something...that would upset me, but i would give it to them free, and more if they didnt try. I guess thats not good on my part.

I dont wanna sound big headed, but I give money, i stop and pick people up, i drive people where they need to go, i buy people meals, somedays i would buy lots of lunchmeat, etc and make alot of food and go downtown and feed the homeless. People are doing an obsticle course to try and make it out of some parking lot without hitting the shopping cart, ill move it out of thier way. I give people jumps, etc. If there is something i have that i can contribute i will do so if it doesnt cost me too much(time/money)

The thing is, i never get it back. I figure what goes around comes around... Not always, not even most the time. I get discouraged and think WHY CANT PEOPLE BE NICE, then i get mean. I try and maintain my cool, but its frustrating... I know hwen someone does something nice for me, it hits me. It makes me a better person, and im more likely to return the favor to someone else. Thats why i keep going, but its hard..

I dont recall specifics either, this is just random talk...i needed to vent on the subject ~


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: tak_old]
    #797361 - 08/05/02 09:45 AM (19 years, 1 month ago)

you may not get it back in this life. but the next life might be ten times as good.


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: whiterastahippie]
    #797561 - 08/05/02 11:15 AM (19 years, 1 month ago)

a month or so ago i was in a chinese restaruant and a homeless person came in asking for money for food...i had just gotten my food and offered to give him half, i can never eat it all cuz they give you alot...and he laughed at me and said no i want my own food...that pissed me off so i told to get a fu**ing job....


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: mumblz]
    #797591 - 08/05/02 11:51 AM (19 years, 1 month ago)

It's weird how some beggars are choosers.


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Sclorch]
    #797667 - 08/05/02 12:28 PM (19 years, 1 month ago)

Ripping on the homeless. You're a pretty classy guy sclorch...


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: Xlea321]
    #797688 - 08/05/02 12:38 PM (19 years, 1 month ago)

The guy at the chinese restaurant was being a bit of a dick for someone looking to be treated kindly.


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: sir tripsalot]
    #798012 - 08/05/02 03:05 PM (19 years, 1 month ago)

Today I was at trak auto getting some parts for my car and this lady was asking me about power steering fluid.. I answered her question and went outside to throw the shit in my car.. she came out and looked flustered once she popped the hood, so I showed her where the power steering pump was and how much to fill up the fluid. She was telling me how she thought the auto guys were trying to screw her over by charging like $800 to fix it, I told her it was just low on fluid, but if it started squeeling again to have it checked out by a different mechanic.
Hey nothing special, but she seemed very grateful and it makes me feel good to help someone with their car even if it is just pouring some fluid in.


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Re: Random Acts of Kindness [Re: tak_old]
    #798208 - 08/05/02 05:20 PM (19 years, 1 month ago)

The other day or so while at work. I was driving from jobsite to jobsite and I picked up a hitch hiker. Was offered great conversation. The guy travel all around the country... he kept work as a river guide during season.. and the rest of the year he just lived life and travelled. I dropped him off by the library. That's where he was headed before spending the day at the beach. Made me realize how gettin' out of the daily grind is possible.

Usually I'm giving out money or buying people things without a second thought.
Always if I have the supplies.. everybody in close proximity is gettin' high.

"The thing is, i never get it back. I figure what goes around comes around... Not always, not even most the time. I get discouraged and think WHY CANT PEOPLE BE NICE, then i get mean. I try and maintain my cool, but its frustrating... "

Yeah... this was a big thing for me too. I always ended up the one left alone or without. And oh yeah... I get pissed off... start thinking why the hell do I need to be so giving if I'm just gonna be shit on. But I know that giving with an open heart... seeing that other person in joy is what I want of reality... helps pull me out of the density because I'm willing to reach out.
When I pay attention I notice everyday how I'm getting it back... I always seem to make it to where I'm going on time or they always seem to open a new registar when I'm standing in a long line. And I can about always now keep a kinda shit-eatin'-grin on my face & can find the humor in the reflections the world offers.
Always love giving cunniligus... even if she doesn't reciprocate... the gaps, trembles, moans, or screams are enough to make me feel like I'm floating. Because I was apart of it.
Peace.


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