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Faith In Humanity

badger

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Earlier this morning while firing up some coals for the smoker, I see a car slow to a stop in front of the neighbors house. A few minutes later my neighbor is walking a guy over to my back yard. here the guy ran out of gas while taking his 70 year old aunt some wheres. Says he only needs a gallon to get them to the gas station. I gave him a five gallon can that is missing maybe a gallon. He says he's going to go fill it and bring it back. Well that was almost three hours ago. I tried to do the guy a favor and this is what i get for it.

It's easy to lose faith in humanity when something like this happens to you. It also makes it hard to help out the next time someone is in need.
 

Riverdude

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Dang, that sucks Badger! I hope RC is right and the guy will show up at some point today to return your property.

I am thinking he will show up right around the time your taking dinner out of your smoker. lol. :smiley_bbq:
 
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rrr

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Too bad you lost the can...most of those cases you figure you are out the gas but losing the can too stinks.

Thanks for doing the right thing and hopefully next time you need it someone will do it as well. There are good people left in the world.
 

RedCloud

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That sucks. I thought for sure he would bring it back after the OU/OSU game...he must have been an OU fan ?

Like RD said, Karma is a biatch and he will get his sooner or later :D.
 
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I'm swayed now towards karma! Maybe I need a list like Earl has. I'm sure i haven't always been the best guy around!
Me niether. I have only a few things on my list I need to try and fix or just say "sorry" for. Even with FB I can't find a chic that has haunted me for 20+ years. That is number one on my list. Most of the people I was rotten to or beat down had it coming. That one girl I just was a dick to and I still am not sure why??
 

Jackalope

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Sucks to hear that badger.. But the guys are right about Karma. Trust me it comes around...

I like to make my own Karma sometimes. I have a 2.5 gallon gas can siting in the back of my truck right now.. Let a thief take it.. It's full of Karma. We'll it's actually full of chainsaw gas. The karma for the thief comes in when they dump it in their car.. LOL

Twice in about 3 months i had a can stolen at night out the back of my truck.. I went and got another 5 gallon can and put 4 gallons of gas in it. I dissolved about 2.5 pounds of sugar in a half gallon of water on the stove to top off the can.. It came up missing a week later... I haven't had a problem with a gas can thief since.
 

Thunderflight

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Sucks to hear that badger.. But the guys are right about Karma. Trust me it comes around...

I like to make my own Karma sometimes. I have a 2.5 gallon gas can siting in the back of my truck right now.. Let a thief take it.. It's full of Karma. We'll it's actually full of chainsaw gas. The karma for the thief comes in when they dump it in their car.. LOL

Twice in about 3 months i had a can stolen at night out the back of my truck.. I went and got another 5 gallon can and put 4 gallons of gas in it. I dissolved about 2.5 pounds of sugar in a half gallon of water on the stove to top off the can.. It came up missing a week later... I haven't had a problem with a gas can thief since.
That's funny!
 

Dannmann801

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Badger, yeah, you got suckered ((maybe - that can could still come back full) but there's no shame in it....the shame is on him. But what would really be a shame is if you were hesitant to help out next time because of this.
 

badger

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Sucks to hear that badger.. But the guys are right about Karma. Trust me it comes around...

I like to make my own Karma sometimes. I have a 2.5 gallon gas can siting in the back of my truck right now.. Let a thief take it.. It's full of Karma. We'll it's actually full of chainsaw gas. The karma for the thief comes in when they dump it in their car.. LOL

Twice in about 3 months i had a can stolen at night out the back of my truck.. I went and got another 5 gallon can and put 4 gallons of gas in it. I dissolved about 2.5 pounds of sugar in a half gallon of water on the stove to top off the can.. It came up missing a week later... I haven't had a problem with a gas can thief since.
That is some great shit Jack! The guys who have deer camps at the ranch we hunt in Texas, leave bottled water and canned goods out for the mexicans. It keeps them from breaking into the camp bunkhouses.


Badger, yeah, you got suckered ((maybe - that can could still come back full) but there's no shame in it....the shame is on him. But what would really be a shame is if you were hesitant to help out next time because of this.
Naw Dan, I'll still be ready to help out the next guy, I just had to vent a little yesterday.
 

Curran

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No matter how it turns out you did the right thing.... you were just trying to help out somebody in need.

Years ago I had a co-worker show up one afternoon at work when he was supposed to be off. Told me he ran out of gas and needed just a few bucks to get gas and make it home. He showed up walking, so I figured he was telling the truth. Said he'd pay me back next time we worked together. Well, all I had was a $20 so I gave it to him. Next thing I hear, good 'ol Billy quit. Then he never showed back up with my $20..... Oh well, someday it'll come back around on him if it already hasn't.