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Cliffg37
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I am with you Steve. Usually I am the first one in line to help someone with a problem, but the emotionally needy are tough to deal with.

I do remember taking a crying woman in my arms and holding her as she sobbed, only to have her angry boyfriend come up on me. I pushed the two of them together and got the hell out of dodge before anyone could say or do anything.
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I regretted bailing out the banks
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Ever regretted helping someone in need?

A few times.
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Only when I don't get a thank you. I'm waiting for some now....
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"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
Jeff J.
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On 2012-07-07 13:34, tommy wrote:
I regretted bailing out the banks


That was you? Thanks for being so free with my tax dollars....

Can you ask me first the next time you're gonna bail out a large corporation?
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I once saw a teenager being beaten on a street by a big adult. He was getting a terrible pounding. I jumped out of my car and laid into the adult, and drove him off. I couldn't believe the reaction of the few motorists behind me. They were giving out to me for blocking the road for the few minutes it took to end the fight! No one was concerned for the kid who was on the ground battered and bruised.
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On 2012-07-09 05:43, TonyB2009 wrote:
I once saw a teenager being beaten on a street by a big adult.


I have on a few occasions run into teenagers beating up other teenagers. Each time I broke the fight up. Each time the kids complained, saying horrible things to me that are hard to translate, but something roughly like: "Keep out of this you old piece of crap", or "It's none of your business you old piece of crap". What each of the incidents have in common is that I am supposed to mind my own business and that I am an old piece of crap.

One of the incidents I have in mind was on a city bus. A male teenager attacked a female teenager. I pulled him off. I became an old piece of crap who should have minded his own business.

This topic depresses me.
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The paradox of stopping a man from beating a woman is that the woman will often usually take the man's side (if it's her boyfriend/husband). But I've still never regretted stopping it.
Sometimes you gotta' do the right thing, even if the people you're doing it for don't show the appreciation you'd expect.
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Maybe I wasn't clear about this: I don't regret my involvement in any of these incidents. Like I'm supposed to watch some teenaged-boy lay into a teenaged-girl on a public bus without doing anything?

The thread just got me to thinking, that's all.
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This thread reminds me of the opening of the TV show the Odd Couple where Felix insists on trying to help the old lady across the street and she resists, eventually hitting him with her purse. Then the Boy Scout walks over and punches him in the shoulder. Classic.
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Jeff, I didn't infer that you regretted it. I was just thinking aloud about the situation in general.
"Philosophising." Smile
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On 2012-07-09 12:40, critter wrote:
Jeff, I didn't infer that you regretted it. I was just thinking aloud about the situation in general.
"Philosophising." Smile


Trust me, I know. I have a dry sense of humor and I often get mistaken for comments I make. I understood what you meant. Smile
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Jeff, Critter was talking to me, the other Jeff...Jeff Stone...ah...the other Jeff Stone. It's complicated. Critter was talking to Jeff the Unhinged.

Maybe I should change my handle?
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On 2012-07-10 13:40, stoneunhinged wrote:
Jeff, Critter was talking to me, the other Jeff...Jeff Stone...ah...the other Jeff Stone. It's complicated. Critter was talking to Jeff the Unhinged.

Maybe I should change my handle?


That's what you get for trying to help him!!!
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On 2012-07-10 13:40, stoneunhinged wrote:
Jeff, Critter was talking to me, the other Jeff...Jeff Stone...ah...the other Jeff Stone. It's complicated. Critter was talking to Jeff the Unhinged.

Maybe I should change my handle?


Just don't become a nihilist. Say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, but at least it's an ethos.
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On Jul 10, 2012, stoneunhinged wrote:
Jeff, Critter was talking to me, the other Jeff...Jeff Stone...ah...the other Jeff Stone. It's complicated. Critter was talking to Jeff the Unhinged.

Maybe I should change my handle?


Wait . . . what?
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It took you 3 years to see that?
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On Oct 13, 2015, Dannydoyle wrote:
It took you 3 years to see that?


As you can see by the post, I'm a little slow. Smile
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Someone's searched their name on the Café recently! Smile
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