Our Boy Scout Good Deed For the Day

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    May 26, 2014 12:20 AM GMT
    We've just returned from a restaurant, one that we've taken Sharkspeare to. Our usual Sunday routine.

    So we're about to leave from there, and I see a car pull up outside. But without curb parking available they briefly double park, to let out passengers. That include 2 very young little girls, one a toddler, and a disabled elderly woman, 4 people total. Then the car drives away. They come inside and take a table next to us, just as we're settling our check.

    The car driver then enters, as we've getting up. I approach the guy. Parking is very difficult in Wilton Manors, I'm guessing he had to go blocks away, that's gonna be a problem for the little kids and "granny".

    "Pardon me, but I think I saw your car stopping outside. We're about to leave. Would you like to take our parking space? That's our blue Ford right there."

    "Yes! Thank you! That would be great!"

    "Well, if you'll go get your car, I'll wait for you."

    He dashed outside, and it did take him a few minutes to return. He musta been quite a few blocks away, as I thought. When he drove up I pulled away, giving him the parking space, right at the restaurant entrance. Our good deed for the day. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 26, 2014 1:45 AM GMT
    It's all karma credits in the bank
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    May 26, 2014 5:01 AM GMT
    Danny_boy93 saidIt's all karma credits in the bank

    I wish there were such things as karma credits, but I know there aren't. At least not for me that I've ever seen. On the contrary, just the opposite. My husband often says we get punished for our good deeds. But we still do them.

    It just makes us feel good for the moment. The little toddlers and the old lady had an easier time of it, when their car could park at the door. And why not? No money out of OUR pocket.

    Yah know, there are all kinds of simple little helpful things you can do for other people, no cost to you, if you just look around you. My late parents, the classiest people you would have ever met, drilled that into me.

    As a kid, if I wasn't alert and looking for opportunities to help someone else then I was being selfish & uncaring, which was unacceptable to Mom & Dad. Honest to gawd, my parents demanded that altruistic behavior of me. The rules were so strict!

    And slap me if I failed to be the perfect gentleman, by their standards. Well, 60 years ago you could do that. Today, I think not. In fact, I HOPE not.

    Still, I dunno, I don't seem to have any permanent scars, or wasn't left terribly traumatized. I'll always love them both, and remember their lessons & wisdoms better than anything I ever learned in school. And find their words more valuable today than anything I got out of text books, either.
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    May 26, 2014 5:14 AM GMT
    Did they tip you $100? icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 26, 2014 5:16 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidWe've just returned from a restaurant, one that we've taken Sharkspeare to. Our usual Sunday routine.

    Bona?
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    May 26, 2014 5:38 AM GMT
    Sharkspeare said
    Art_Deco saidWe've just returned from a restaurant, one that we've taken Sharkspeare to. Our usual Sunday routine.

    Bona?

    Yes
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    May 26, 2014 5:43 AM GMT
    xrichx saidDid they tip you $100? icon_biggrin.gif

    LOL! No, I'm prohibited from taking tips. icon_wink.gif
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    May 26, 2014 5:47 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    xrichx saidDid they tip you $100? icon_biggrin.gif

    LOL! No, I'm prohibited from taking tips.

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    May 26, 2014 5:50 PM GMT
    Some people are always looking for an opportunity to be mean. Others are always looking for an opportunity to be kind. The world would be a better place with more of the latter.

    It's been said that every act is an act of selfishness. Helping someone makes you feel good about yourself, after all. Cynics take that as an excuse never to do anything for anyone. Good people don't make excuses.

    Next time, you can have my parking space.
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    May 26, 2014 8:02 PM GMT
    I applaud you ..icon_smile.gif