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Since: Jan 10

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#77878 Dec 28, 2012
PEllen wrote:
Hey Ang,
good for you.
There is a homelss guy named Arthur who has worked the corners near my office downtown for years. When I used to drive to Indianapolis I would buy cheap smokes in IN for him.
Some of my business partners at the time were offended that I knew his name, knew what he smoked and where he went over the winter(usually jail if he could manage it- better tha Randolph and Wells in the winter). I was accused of adopting him. Business partner was told that charity is more than appeasing one's conscience by writing a check to a big organization. BP and I did not get along.
I just figured, we all have our vices, and his ain't cheap. If he needs a smoke, and his life is kinda rough right now, then he needs 'em.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#77879 Dec 28, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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You know... I don't know what I'd do. before cell phones were EVERYWHERE, five friends (in three units) lived in a big apartment building with no working call box. I've had to ask passersy on the sidewalk if i can borrow their phone to call someone to come let me in. Luckily, it's on the corner of a college campus, so there's always students walking by.
I don't let anyone use my phone because of the germ thing, no matter how
clean" they look, but you all know I'm a *bit* of a germaphobe. I would however offer to call someone for her, explaining my OCD (BRIEFLY) issues.

There's a guy who works the courthouse. I may have mentioned this before. Everything to do with the city/county goes on there, not just court so whenever I need to go there, I make sure to take extra smokes for him. He's been there forever, must be a good spot. Sometimes I bring him a sandwich or a coffee. <shrug> Yeah, I'm a soft touch.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Melrose Park, IL

#77880 Dec 28, 2012
Best part of doing good deeds is not bragging about them.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Melrose Park, IL

#77881 Dec 28, 2012
And if other people's germs could kill you, we'd all be dead by now, so relax.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#77882 Dec 28, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
And if other people's germs could kill you, we'd all be dead by now, so relax.
http://www.pamf.org/flu/spread.html

http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/

Dolt

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#77883 Dec 29, 2012
Mimi Seattle wrote:
Tell me the last time you caught influenza after letting someone borrow your cell phone. I have let strangers borrow my phone a number of times and I'm not dead yet. You refuse to help someone in need? How liberal of you.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#77884 Dec 29, 2012

Since: Jan 10

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#77885 Dec 29, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
Best part of doing good deeds is not bragging about them.
It was a mimibrag.

Since: Jan 10

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#77886 Dec 29, 2012
And I was hardly bragging aouT $1.75. I mostly got a kick out of me (who's never smoked a cigarette and wouldn't date a smoker) giving a guy money for smokes.

If you'd like a list of the $$$ I spent on Toys for TOts and the "adopt a family" program in the last two months, I'd be happy to summarize what I bought and gave.

Since: Jan 10

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#77887 Dec 29, 2012
I mean, I literally was thinking of mimi while in the store. "Mimi wouldn't think twice about tossing a buck for smokes this guy's way."

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#77888 Dec 29, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
Is it wrong to drink a beer at five am?
That depends. Are you having it for dessert or breakfast?

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#77889 Dec 29, 2012
I must look like the biggest nerd right now... I'm sitting in my office at home in front of my personal laptop and my work laptop, which are side by side. Next to me are my phone and ipad. I feel like I'm mainlining technology.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#77890 Dec 29, 2012
Not if your are continuing from the beer you had @ 4:30 am.
edogxxx wrote:

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#77891 Dec 29, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I mean, I literally was thinking of mimi while in the store. "Mimi wouldn't think twice about tossing a buck for smokes this guy's way."
Please! Do not listen to edog. I don't think anyone thought you were bragging about it. You were recounting an experience -- same as me with the damn phone. I would usually let anyone use my phone (unlimited minutes) but everyone is sick lately and I have been trying to stay healthy b/c I'm super busy at work and at home.

You had a special feeling and was sharing. Different from bragging.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#77892 Dec 29, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
I must look like the biggest nerd right now... I'm sitting in my office at home in front of my personal laptop and my work laptop, which are side by side. Next to me are my phone and ipad. I feel like I'm mainlining technology.
You big nerd!:) You wish.

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#77893 Dec 29, 2012
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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I don't let anyone use my phone because of the germ thing, no matter how
clean" they look, but you all know I'm a *bit* of a germaphobe. I would however offer to call someone for her, explaining my OCD (BRIEFLY) issues.
There's a guy who works the courthouse. I may have mentioned this before. Everything to do with the city/county goes on there, not just court so whenever I need to go there, I make sure to take extra smokes for him. He's been there forever, must be a good spot. Sometimes I bring him a sandwich or a coffee. <shrug> Yeah, I'm a soft touch.
We all have our "thing". I can understand it.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#77894 Dec 29, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
Best part of doing good deeds is not bragging about them.
True. And there's a difference between bragging and recounting what you felt.

I have a relative that gets very excited when she meets a famous person. She is totally not bragging. She gets excited and wants to share. Then I have a relative that likes to brag who he meets. There is a complete difference in their story-telling. One is bubbling over -- the other wants you to be impressed.

There is a difference.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#77895 Dec 29, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I mean, I literally was thinking of mimi while in the store. "Mimi wouldn't think twice about tossing a buck for smokes this guy's way."
No she wouldn't think twice. And not to *brag* or anything, I occasionally buy coffee for whoever is in line behind me at Starbucks...just 'cause. Especially if he/she is in uniform.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#77896 Dec 29, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
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Tell me the last time you caught influenza after letting someone borrow your cell phone. I have let strangers borrow my phone a number of times and I'm not dead yet. You refuse to help someone in need? How liberal of you.
Your ability for selective reading knows no limit. I *said* I would offer to call someone FOR them. If they are truly in need then they would accept that I would think.

If *I* was in a desperate situation and needed to call someone and the only means of doing so was for someone to call FOR me, I would accept. Something like "Hi Edog, my name is Jane Doe and I'm calling for Mimi, she is stranded at Union Station and needs you to come get her." See? Not hard.

If they wouldn't accept this, then they don't really *need* the phone, they just *want* it...and since they're all phone-less and everything, they probably just want to make a drug deal right?

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#77897 Dec 29, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
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How liberal of you.
And FWIW< I never identified as a "liberal." That's your hang-up man. You have no idea of my politics/social/ideals/etc., so you know, take your foot out of your big fat mouth now and refrain from making blanket statements about which you know nothing.

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