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Old 12-07-2012, 11:59 PM   #51
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I do this whenever possible, but now some places require license plate registration when buying a ticket...

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Old 12-08-2012, 12:57 AM   #52
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As I was parking my car on the streets, the car right behind me was about to leave. The guy came up to my window and told me he had 30min left on his spot.

When I was at the doctors parking in the parking lot, a guy came out and handed me his parking stub just before he left.

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Old 12-08-2012, 02:34 AM   #53
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So Microsoft stores in Van decided to clear out the Asus tf600t at $399. I got one on hold today at Oakridge but managed to pricematch at FS. Saw someone on rfd really wanted one so gave them my holding info to pick it up at Oakridge as it was bascially all sold out.

Guess it was fate as it turns out he has the exact same name as me. He was soooo happy to get the last one lol...
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It's clear now. You two were meant for each other!

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So Microsoft stores in Van decided to clear out the Asus tf600t at $399. I got one on hold today at Oakridge but managed to pricematch at FS. Saw someone on rfd really wanted one so gave them my holding info to pick it up at Oakridge as it was bascially all sold out.

Guess it was fate as it turns out he has the exact same name as me. He was soooo happy to get the last one lol...
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:09 PM   #57
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This time of year, I load up the pockets with change, so that when I come across a Salvation Army volunteer, I have coins for the donation bowls. I am not into organized religion of any kind, but these folks do a fantastic job helping people in need both locally and abroad. I just got back from shopping and gave five times. It must be tough for those volunteers to be standing out in the cold ringing them bells.

I'm a fruagal bastard, no doubt about it, but the money I save goes to those who are less fortunate. One way to look at it, I guess.
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Was just about to go in the right door at the Starbucks this morning, when I saw a guy inside collect up three cups and a couple bags of pastries and head for the left door while balancing it all... he thanked me at least three times as I held the door for him
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Sharing a table at lunch today, my wife gave the guy next to us a napkin (she put it beside his bowl). He pretended not to notice and used it anyway
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Fuck i dunt believe this. My mom just went grocery shopping at Crystal mall and this kid walks up to her and asks for 20$ cause his fucking car ran out of gas...Bull fucking shit. Kid is around 5'7, short black hair. Half white half asian appearantly. And scrawny. Just make sure you guys are doing good deeds to the right people. Makes my fucking blood boil when bad ppl take advantage of nice people's services. If i was there at the scene to witness this punk as mother fucker I'm pretty sure I'd be in jail right now. Once im done with these motherfucking finals I swear I'll be sure to patrol crystal for this kid. I've had enough with good ppl (like many of you RSers on this thread) losing in this fucking world we live in.
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Fuck i dunt believe this. My mom just went grocery shopping at Crystal mall and this kid walks up to her and asks for 20$ cause his fucking car ran out of gas...Bull fucking shit. Kid is around 5'7, short black hair. Half white half asian appearantly. And scrawny. Just make sure you guys are doing good deeds to the right people. Makes my fucking blood boil when bad ppl take advantage of nice people's services. If i was there at the scene to witness this punk as mother fucker I'm pretty sure I'd be in jail right now. Once im done with these motherfucking finals I swear I'll be sure to patrol crystal for this kid. I've had enough with good ppl (like many of you RSers on this thread) losing in this fucking world we live in.
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Dude, why all the rage?

Scammers suck. Being scammed sucks even more. Whenever there is an opportunity for people to take advantage of others, it will happen. It sucks that it was your mom was that was taken advantage of however what if that person really needed gas money?

IMHO, losing on $20 vs. getting a criminal record isn't really worth it.
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Maybe when he said "patrol crystal for this kid" he meant he will follow the kid and make sure he scams no one. That's his act of kindness lol
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Fuck i dunt believe this. My mom just went grocery shopping at Crystal mall and this kid walks up to her and asks for 20$ cause his fucking car ran out of gas...Bull fucking shit. Kid is around 5'7, short black hair. Half white half asian appearantly. And scrawny. Just make sure you guys are doing good deeds to the right people. Makes my fucking blood boil when bad ppl take advantage of nice people's services. If i was there at the scene to witness this punk as mother fucker I'm pretty sure I'd be in jail right now. Once im done with these motherfucking finals I swear I'll be sure to patrol crystal for this kid. I've had enough with good ppl (like many of you RSers on this thread) losing in this fucking world we live in.
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Bought a homeless dude a bagel from Timmy's.

He asked "can you get me a coffee too?"

I said "maybe tomorrow." and went on my way.

I've been pondering the thought of that all day. About whether or not I should've just gotten him the coffee.
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Finished my exam yesterday and was walking back to my car. I saw another dude going up to the ticket machine and I was probably like 300m away so I yelled really loud and he turned around. I got closer and asked if he wanted my ticket and he said yes.

He thanked me and told me he really appreciated it and I told him good luck on his exam

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Bought a homeless dude a bagel from Timmy's.

He asked "can you get me a coffee too?"

I said "maybe tomorrow." and went on my way.

I've been pondering the thought of that all day. About whether or not I should've just gotten him the coffee.
Classic case of offering someone a hand, and they go for the arm.
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I don't post much on here but I gotta say this. (I don't live in the LM). But today while driving home from the gf's I see a man on his electric chair ( most likely paralyzed waist down).
So when I get to the stop line, I wave him across. Next thing I know he is stuck in a 6 inch snow covered pot hole. My reaction is to jump out and help this dude. I helped him get out of the snow/pot hole and he is on with his day! Jump back in my wagon (winter whip) and begin my turn.
Some prick decides to cut me off on my way!
After he just saw me help someone?
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:47 PM   #68
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Bought a homeless dude a bagel from Timmy's.

He asked "can you get me a coffee too?"

I said "maybe tomorrow." and went on my way.

I've been pondering the thought of that all day. About whether or not I should've just gotten him the coffee.
You give a mouse a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk.

I've had nothing but homeless asshole experiences.
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The thread is beginning to run off the rails.

I intended reading this thread to be an uplifting and positive experience, and for that to encourage and inspire people to perform the simple gestures that can dramatically improve moments of others lives. It's become the opposite: a discussion of why kindness should be selective, guarded, and limited. The overwhelming majority of the time kindness is met with nothing but genuine gratitude; I do not believe singling out instances where it is not is necessary. For the record, I do not fault the homeless man for asking for a cup of coffee. If I were cold, hungry, and relied primarily on the graciousness of strangers for survival, I believe I would do the same.

I'd like this thread to return to its purpose now.

In keeping with my challenge to RS, I've continued trying to perform an act of kindness each day.
Saturday - my friend needed to work a double shift, so I brought her lunch.
Sunday - I helped my friend re-write her resume, because that's a field I have more experience in than most people.
Monday - I took a moment to walk around to my various Prof's offices to thank them for the awesome job they've done this semester.
Today - I suffered an extremely tragic loss last night, so nothing really today.... and probably not for the next few.
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For the record, I do not fault the homeless man for asking for a cup of coffee. If I were cold, hungry, and relied primarily on the graciousness of strangers for survival, I believe I would do the same.
That's the conclusion I drew as well. If someone's offered you something, it doesn't hurt to ask for a bit more, since you know that they're the ones more likely to say yes. Worst that can happen is they say no.

Back on topic

A guy in 3 or 4 people in front of me buying dog food at Superstore was short 20 cents. I naturally went ahead and gave it to him.

Back off topic

Not trying to patronize, but I find it literally amusing how some people get so hostile over something like twenty cents. The dude was short a couple dimes, and everyone just acted like they didn't hear/see. But hey, maybe they really didn't hear, or they really didn't have twenty cents to spare.

(Sorry MB, I couldn't help it.) Truly sorry for your loss though. I had quite the scare regarding one of my family members a few months ago. I can't imagine the stress you're under.
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I'm sorry to hear that. I think Revscene will be willing to pick up the slack for the next few days on behalf of you.
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Bought a homeless dude a bagel from Timmy's.

He asked "can you get me a coffee too?"

I said "maybe tomorrow." and went on my way.

I've been pondering the thought of that all day. About whether or not I should've just gotten him the coffee.
If he asked for something like hot water I wouldn't mind. At least it shows he isn't going for your money.
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I stopped to help a lady with her hazards on stuck in the left lane on Terminal/Main.

I'm assuming her battery died or something, and I couldn't get her hood opened, so I helped her push the car to the side, to get out of traffic. I left after this cause her husband was coming in 10 minutes and she already called BCAA.

The lady in the middle picture was bitching about blocking the road and told us to move the car ASAP

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Today - I took the suggestion of an ICBC radio ad, and instead of taking the spot I was waiting to pull into, waved to someone else to take it. In return, I was given a smile and a friendly wave from the other driver, and found another space shortly after.

Yesterday - As noted, I was very inner focused and did not perform any acts of kindness. My family was the recipient of a profound act of kindness that I'd like to share though. I lost two family members in a double fatal car accident; the driver had a heart attack, and veered into the oncoming traffic striking an oncoming vehicle. The driver past away Monday, and the passenger yesterday evening. Yesterday, the husband of the driver of the other vehicle overhead my family discussing the incident at the hospital and approached us. The husband informed us of his wife's condition, non-life-threatening injuries, and spoke with us for some time. The husband could have easily not approached us, I don't think many people would have. Knowing the other driver would be alright has offered us tremendous comfort though, and the unexpected moment of support meant a great deal. My memories of this week will forever be aided by the knowledge that the loss did not extend even further.... Sorry, this is a bit heavier than the average post... I find it very fitting with the thread though; a simple and unexpected gesture, making a very significant impact.

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MindBomber,

I offer my deepest and most heartfelt condolences to you, your family, and all those affected by the tragedy.

I have to say this, though: in accepting and welcoming the husband's gesture, you most certainly did perform an act of kindness. That, too, deserves to be tallied.
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