Years ago in the town where I live, we had a resident tramp - Hobo's I think you call them. He caused no harm and some shopkeepers would often give him some food or a coffee, mainly to get him out of their shop I suspect. Anyway, I stopped off at the KFC on my way home one night to get some tea. Outside, going through the rubbish bin, there he was sifting through and looking for scraps of food. I felt sorry for him so after I had bought three pieces and chips for myself and two pieces and chips for my wife, I had just enough to buy him one piece and chips. I gave it to him on my way out of the shop and he thanked me. I felt good. I got home and was telling my wife of my good deed as she was opening her KFC. I sat down, opened mine and........one piece and chips!!!! Darn, I'd given him my tea by mistake and I had to go hungry that night. No good deed goes unpunished? It did for me that night! :lol:
Wife and i owned a couple of used book stores a while ago.
We were frequently visited by local folks who were down on their luck.
We always tried to treat them nicely, let them use the rest room , gave them coffee or tea, and occasionally fed them. A couple of them became regulars and would offer to do chores around the shop for us.
Most of them looked a bit scary to say the least , and only one of them abused our trust and stole from us.
Have always believed that bad things can happen to good people .
I see some of that in the jail and prison too. In many cases, they got started on drugs and it controls them. Many of the men I've seen over the years are scared to get out. Like in one case, the man was going to get released at about 1am from the jail and picked up by his wife. He'd gotten clean in the jail and wanted to walk away from it...but his wife who would be picking him up was a heroin user and he knew he had a struggle ahead of him. I don't know of anyone who when asked back in high school what they'd be when they grew up, who said they wanted to be homeless and bouncing in and out of jail or prison...but it happens to far too many people.
The thing that touched me in the movie was the number of times someone would stop their car, and go over to help a clearly frightened old lady cross the street. That simple act of love and tenderness really touched me. That they are doing that in a country where life is much harder than ours, is wonderful to behold.
I had to wonder...when we get that old...will that same act of love be shown to us? I hope so.
A few years ago I was in line at a fast food drive thru and a young man (boy) came up to me. He told me he understood that a lot of people stood on street corners asking for money and he was not wanting money, but would I please buy him a sandwich or anything to eat. I had no problem feeding him. My friend was at the pickup window and heard this over the speakers and asked me if I thought it would be a good idea to go to McDonalds the next day and buy some hamburgers to take to the homeless downtown as they were only 49 cents on Wednesdays. we started to do this every Wednesday. The promotion ended but when McDonalds found out what we were doing they gave us a deal on the hamburgers. Now they give us 250 hamburgers for $104 every Wednesday. So you know what I'm doing tonight? Yep feeding the homeless. We take one of those cloth shopping bags and hang it over our brake reservoirs on our scooters and ride around the lake they hangout giving each person two at a time. If we have any lift, we just go around again giving one at a time until they are gone. We have only had to take the car 2 or 3 times because of rain. :thumbup:
I often stop for wild life help baby ducks up curbs carry hedgehogs across the road
and so on, I used to work for a local council and got involved in rescuing people
and kids from strange and sometimes nasty situations. Two things I do remember
one was going through the town center on a busy day and seeing a young chap
chained to a lamp post, not a stitch on, any way I cut him free he had been on a
stag outing and is mates had chained him up, rang is wife to be and she came and
The other was on one of our motorways, I was in a Land Rover and in the fast lane
going very slow due to traffic, when I noticed a Police 4X4 stuck in the mud between
the two carriageways, the cops were muddy from the waist down and getting nowhere,
so I eased over as close as I dare got out and chucked them a long tow rope they
tied it on and we got back in our vehicles I eased them out and on to the hard standing
at the side of the road they untied the rope I chucked it in the back of the Lanny
they put their warning lights on and stopped the traffic which was now moving fast
and off I went, strange thing was not one single word was said by any of us.
It all makes for a more interesting life and if you can do someone a favor wile
doing it then thats even better.
Besides the ridiculous name, ridiculous price, no storage, and having to wear S.W.M.B.O.'s "workin shoes" to get my feet on the ground, Why don't I want this? Talk me out of an electric with a 200 mile range. Ima sell some of swmbo's shiney things and pay cash for it.
250000 people are coming together for 10 days in the middle of a pandemic in a state with rising new cases. No masks, no social distancing.
And people ask "why the country with the most resources to deal with this has the highest death count?".
The stupidity leaves me speechless.
Helmet style you ptefer?
Me? I used to wear only Arai for years. Today i realize they are not worth the money. Removing the visor is from medieval times. And the whistling from The side pods is very bad.
Scorpion is my choice today but i am not a fan of double D rings anymore so will need to...
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