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01-05-2018, 12:13 PM - 3 Likes   #1
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A thought to ponder

I am sure that many of us have seen individuals along side the road asking for help

well today, this is what happened to me.

after I was done shopping at a Wal Mart, I saw an individual with the usual signage

normally if I had seen someone in that situation before shopping, I would buy some staples:

peanut butter

bread

cheese

summer sausage

and donate those

I do not hand out cash

however as I said, this was on my way out

I did notice the Steak & Shake restaurant across the street

and I invited the individual to join me for lunch

he accepted.

it was a very satisfying encounter

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Allen, that's a very kind gesture.
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Bravo, sir.
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What a gent,well done sir.Build bridges not walls!

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A tip of the hat to ya!
Well done!
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thank you for all the compiments

the thought behind the original post was to suggest a possible course of action

not to seek applause
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
the thought behind the original post was to suggest a possible course of action
I pondered it, I'm going to stand outside your WalMart with a sign.
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I pondered it, I'm going to stand outside your WalMart with a sign.
that is a little bit of a trip just for a free lunch

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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
that is a little bit of a trip just for a free lunch
I have a son, a daughter and grandkids in CO, so we pass through Topeka fairly often.
Spent the night there once when I didn't feel safe pushing it on home.
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it was a very satisfying encounter
Excellent way to start the year Allen, well done.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
that is a little bit of a trip just for a free lunch
QuoteOriginally posted by robtcorl Quote
I have a son, a daughter and grandkids in CO, so we pass through Topeka fairly often.
That's right, bring the whole family
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That's right, bring the whole family
somebody is getting awful free and loose with my $$$

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somebody is getting awful free and loose with my $$$

Taco Bell to the rescue!
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I could put something vituperative concerning the situation in Windsor UK, where 'rough sleepers' are being hassled off the streets in case they make the place look untidy for the impending Royal Wedding - but I won't.

Does occur to me, however, that if the world's media saw how Britain treats the less-fortunate in our society, there might be more pressure on our government to do something about the situation, particularly since there are over 20,000 dwellings in the UK that have been empty for over ten years.

Just a thought.

Meanwhile, Allen, I applaud your actions - giving sustenance is more productive then giving money.
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