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It is the Season.....

Discussion in 'Exploring everything under the sun!!' started by aldive, December 14, 2004.

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    1. aldive

      aldive Elite In Memoriam

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      It's the Christmas season, not the holiday season as some would like to call it..

      Well, I was at the grocery store yesterday and when I returned to my truck, as I reached in my pocket for the keys, I dropped a $100 bill. As I was getting in the truck, one of the bag boys came up to me and handed me the $100 bill and said that i dropped it. Wow, what honesty for a 16 year old kid. I offered him a nice tip and he refused it; all he said was Merry Christmas.

      It really is the Christmas Season...
       
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      Wow

      That is certainly not what most 16 yr old kids would do now days. It is sad that we have to write about these good deads like they are something that is out of the norm instead of something that should be done all the time.
       
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      I think that most people now a days, no matter what age, would have stuck that C note right in their pocket.

      Al, you ran into a real honest kid. Merry Christmas! :D

      Joe
       
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      Agreed...
       
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      That kid may be a bag boy now, but he'll go far in life if he keeps that level of honesty and courtesy.....
       
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      aldive Elite In Memoriam

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      Thats a fact.

      I went back and reported him to the store manager; I think they have some sort of a reward program for deeds like he performed.
       
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      Good job Al! I mean, it's great that the kid did the right thing, but EQUALLY important that you made sure he was recognized for doing it!
      MCTOY
       
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      Damn after hearing about this I almost want to get back in to the X-mas spirit.


      Great story! :D :thumbsup:





      Jeff - :navajo:
       
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      Glad to see that ther are still some honest people on this planet. The fact that he was 16 and was honest enough to give it to you says a lot about his character. He will go far in life as said before. And good for you for telling the manager. Unfortunately, you don't see people like that kid too often.
       
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      I tipped my carwash guy $20 today because he opened my door for me. I had $20 and I didn't have plans for it, and he was going the extra mile, so I just handed it to him and said "Merry Christmas". He was pretty happy....

      Seems people perk up this time of year, too bad it doesn't last much past Jan for most...
       
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      Wow...most 16yr olds around here would probably hand you a counterfeit bill back so they can get the 100 AND the tip :rolleyes:
       
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      That was a great idea. I would not have thought of that :(

      I droped my walet in front of Pep Boys once upon a time.
      $100.00 or so in cash and a few CC's.
      By the time I got home ( not much more than half an hour ) there was a message on my answering machine.
      Some one picked it up off the ground and gave it to some one at Pep Boys, they looked at my drivers license and then looked up my number.
      All cash was in tact and no CC purchases were made.
      They even looked at my photo ID before giving it back to me.
       
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      Funny how things change over time, I can remember riding my bike to school and not having to lock it up.

      When I lived in Waco I very rarely if ever locked my vehicles, and while at work always left the keys in the ignition.

      Things are a lil different here in the Austin area, I still leave my vehicles unlocked but nothing resides in them, and I won't leave my keys in the vehicles for any reason, it really sucks that it has to be this way, including having the lock the house when you goto bed at night, jeeeeeze.
      And we live in a really nice nieghbourhood too.
       

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      Wow Al, nice story. It's really nice that you went back and reported this to his mangager. Too bad more people don't do these kinds of things
       

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