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(Springfield News-Leader)   Heartwarming reaction from a thrift store cashier given $100 bill by stranger   (news-leader.com) divider line 76
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2012-12-25 08:54:43 PM
well I just accidentally the whole thing. fark it. Simpsons Christmas episodes instead.
 
2012-12-25 09:03:29 PM
Here to help, this place is mellowing as it ages. When I started Fark on my first name, Flowergirrl, about ten years or so ago, just coming here was enough to earn your choice of seat on the plane ride to hell. The Bronies would have been shown the door tout suite.
 
2012-12-25 09:15:57 PM

NannyStatePark: Here to help, this place is mellowing as it ages. When I started Fark on my first name, Flowergirrl, about ten years or so ago, just coming here was enough to earn your choice of seat on the plane ride to hell. The Bronies would have been shown the door tout suite.


The difference was there was humor and intelligence in the vitriol. Now it's just hate for the sake of hate. It's disgusting.

IDK... maybe I've just gotten soft but this place just ain't as fun as it used to be.
 
2012-12-25 09:39:44 PM

here to help: NannyStatePark: Here to help, this place is mellowing as it ages. When I started Fark on my first name, Flowergirrl, about ten years or so ago, just coming here was enough to earn your choice of seat on the plane ride to hell. The Bronies would have been shown the door tout suite.

The difference was there was humor and intelligence in the vitriol. Now it's just hate for the sake of hate. It's disgusting.

IDK... maybe I've just gotten soft but this place just ain't as fun as it used to be.


Agreed. I'm actually considering creating an account on < redacted >. Sigh. So it goes.
 
2012-12-25 10:16:27 PM

alfuso: I wish I could afford to do this.


It's well worth it.
 
2012-12-25 10:43:18 PM
No, i'm NOT the Secret Santa.
/Springfieldian
 
2012-12-25 10:49:06 PM

SuperNinjaToad: "I got them Christmas presents, but I did skip like two bills," she said.

I'm all about helping the less fortunate BUT I'm not sure if I want to really help someone who prioritized presents more than the basic necessity. Kinda reminds me of the post Katrina douchebags who used their government cash cards to buy Coach handbags instead of food and shelter.

Personally it would've been more meaningful had she skipped the kids' presents and paid her bills instead. She would've been much more deserving of random gifts and kindness then.


Oh, so she was supposed to just tell her kids, "I'm sorry, there won't be any presents for you this year because big corporations demand my money for overpriced services?"

fark that shiat...

Alot of people on low incomes still want their kids to have a good christmas and put their bills off til the next month to do so. Why should someone who would let her kids suffer at christmas be more deserving of this charity?
 
2012-12-25 11:00:42 PM
It's really easy to say you'd tell your kids to fark off at Christmas so you could pay the (whatever) bills on time. But if you are working at the Sal, you already are used to juggling money and bills. And her kids are of an age where they'd take it pretty hard . . . and would be ridiculed at school if their mom gave them a payment stub for the water bill for Christmas.

My parents could have given Ebenezer Scrooge pointers, but they never just straight skipped Christmas.
 
2012-12-25 11:24:54 PM
www.gq.com
 
2012-12-25 11:48:50 PM
The girl working at the Sal makes minimum wage. Community Service workers do no ever work with money. If the Sal had their way, they would have claimed that money for themselves. Greedy farking bastards.

/ former s.a.employee.
//athiest.
 
2012-12-26 01:26:22 AM
This is how charity should be done, not by the government redistributing money like they do now.
 
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2012-12-26 01:57:21 AM

ggecko: Theft yes, some drugs maybe, don't think you get community service for assault and battery or indecent exposure.


He got community service for assault with a deadly weapon.  Although he didn't actually stab the person.  It's all in the circumstances.
 
2012-12-26 02:48:51 AM

here to help: Tillmaster: Well put, but then you have to realize that only the dregs of Humanity would be farking on Christmas Day.

Hey now... I resemble that remark!

Hankie Fest: I rarely stumble into the comments on the public page, and this is why.

Some people got some cash they could use, and you bastages have found a way to make it a bad thing.  You suck.

Yeah, there's been some serious cockboogery on here today but really... this place has gone all to sh*t.

Merry merriness. You've always been a good one.


Says the guy who's been here for one whole year.
 
2012-12-26 03:41:46 AM

NFA: Not to be a rain cloud but in my area the thrift stores like Goodwill are staffed with people who are sentenced to court ordered community service for things like assault and battery, drug possession, theft, indecent exposure, etc. etc.

I work with a guy who got into a fight with his daughters boyfriend (boyfriend was a drug dealer) and he pulled a knife on him and ordered him off his property.  Mr. drug dealer thought it would be fun to call the cops on him and give him a criminal record (he actually told him this).  Dad was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and he got 100 hours community service which he worked off at the local thrift store on weekends.


Plus, the customers are mostly ebayers. I know, because I'm one too.

/poor people wouldn't be caught dead in a thrift store. You'll find them at places Coach, or the cell phone kiosk at Radio Shack
 
2012-12-26 03:53:17 AM

NFA: ggecko: Theft yes, some drugs maybe, don't think you get community service for assault and battery or indecent exposure.

He got community service for assault with a deadly weapon.  Although he didn't actually stab the person.  It's all in the circumstances.


How do you assault a trespasser? How can you even brandish a weapon in front of someone you are preparing to use legally justified force on?
 
2012-12-26 05:56:14 AM
I wish I could afford to do shiat like that....
 
2012-12-26 06:00:56 AM

hbk72777: NFA: Not to be a rain cloud but in my area the thrift stores like Goodwill are staffed with people who are sentenced to court ordered community service for things like assault and battery, drug possession, theft, indecent exposure, etc. etc.

I work with a guy who got into a fight with his daughters boyfriend (boyfriend was a drug dealer) and he pulled a knife on him and ordered him off his property.  Mr. drug dealer thought it would be fun to call the cops on him and give him a criminal record (he actually told him this).  Dad was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and he got 100 hours community service which he worked off at the local thrift store on weekends.

Plus, the customers are mostly ebayers. I know, because I'm one too.

/poor people wouldn't be caught dead in a thrift store. You'll find them at places Coach, or the cell phone kiosk at Radio Shack


I've NEVER seen an EBT that WASN'T pulled out of a newer model Coach or Dooney bag than I have.
 
2012-12-26 07:54:02 AM

cygnusx13: Says the guy who's been here for one whole year.


Almost ten years actually.

Damn... it's been a year with this handle already? Yikes.
 
2012-12-26 08:30:47 AM
Maybe I just a cold hearted bastard, but I can't imagine a scenario where a single 100 bill would make any sort of difference in someone's life.

If your so financially destitute that a 100 bill will bring tears to your eyes, $100 won't make a damn bit of difference.
 
2012-12-26 08:35:13 AM

Fark_Guy_Rob: Maybe I just a cold hearted bastard, but I can't imagine a scenario where a single 100 bill would make any sort of difference in someone's life.

If your so financially destitute that a 100 bill will bring tears to your eyes, $100 won't make a damn bit of difference.


You've obviously never been financially destitute. I can buy over a months worth of GOOD groceries with a hundred bucks and when that cash isn't there... it hurts.

And I don't even have kids to worry about.
 
2012-12-26 09:30:46 AM

Fark_Guy_Rob: Maybe I just a cold hearted bastard, but I can't imagine a scenario where a single 100 bill would make any sort of difference in someone's life.

If your so financially destitute that a 100 bill will bring tears to your eyes, $100 won't make a damn bit of difference.


These people live on a different economic scale and in a different paradigm. I grew up helping support my family by working summers and after school helping throw newspapers on a route with about 400 customers. My mother would treat us to an eighty cent dipped ice cream after hours with no AC in a hot van in July in Texas in the mid eighties...if we could afford it. My mom preferred that because you can't sit around smoking pot all morning if you have a real job, but I digress.

That hundred bucks? Worth about fifty in 1985? I doubt my clothing budget that year was as much.
 
2012-12-26 09:46:31 AM

NannyStatePark: That hundred bucks? Worth about fifty in 1985? I doubt my clothing budget that year was as much.


I think our friend there is channeling Mitt Romney.

DHURR! $100?! That's cigar lighting money!
 
2012-12-26 01:58:53 PM

Fark_Guy_Rob: Maybe I just a cold hearted bastard, but I can't imagine a scenario where a single 100 bill would make any sort of difference in someone's life.

If your so financially destitute that a 100 bill will bring tears to your eyes, $100 won't make a damn bit of difference.


I guess it depends on what you mean by "difference."  Most people probably aren't going to get $100 and turn their lives into ones of perfect financial stability and success.  It can sure ease the minds and stress levels of quite a lot of people for a while, or help them through a particularly nasty patch.  Anyway, they seemed happy.  Seems good enough for me.
 
2012-12-26 07:22:21 PM
Fark_Guy_Rob: If your so financially destitute that a 100 bill will bring tears to your eyes, $100 won't make a damn bit of difference.

I've been poor and homeless; $100 can be huge.


NannyStatePark: How do you assault a trespasser? How can you even brandish a weapon in front of someone you are preparing to use legally justified force on?

It's only trespassing if the person has been instructed to leave and/or remain off the property, and even then pulling a weapon may not be in your best interest. Sounds like they had a disagreement and the father threatened him first.
 
2012-12-26 10:25:53 PM

here to help: Bathia_Mapes: .

Hey, Miss Mapes... Merry Christmas.

*grope*

The rest of you can suck a lemon.


Behave yerself, whippersnapper, or you'll get coal in yer Christmas stocking. :-D
 
2012-12-26 10:28:41 PM

KrispyKritter: desertmouse: I'm going to be a Debbie Downer for pointing this out, but the guy not only identified the kind of business he owns, he let his identified friend invite "a News-Leader reporter along."  He then approached a younger, female clerk with a creepy, "Oh I think Santa IS going to visit YOUUUU tonight..."

He's doing a good thing overall, but he's doing it to massage his own ego first and foremost.  There are plenty of people who donate to the needy (anonymously) because it's the right thing to do, without making a public spectacle of the needy in the process.

here's a doozy: last employer went a different direction after no Marine picked up the Tot Toys employees brought in to contribute. next year the busybody harpies announce they are going to benefit a local Women's Shelter. Victimized women trying to escape maniacal significant others or healing their wounds from the latest beating seek solace in this place, who for good reason keep a low profile regarding their physical location.

My co-worker women who worked mostly because they don't want to sit home, be volunteers elsewhere or better themselves with other pursuits (Wayne N.J. has a lot of 'married well' wives) - and what they hell, why should they let someone who REALLY needs steady employment $$$ have a job, they gather up all the left-over corporate swag / promo crap from the past year and bring that along as gifts for the terrified kids who have abused Moms. back then this included disposable one-use film cameras as it was a Japan based film company and we worked at their American headquarters.

A few days after the holidays there is a large display up in the cafeteria about what a success Christmas at the battered beaten scared and desperate Women's Shelter was. Included was dozens of full color photographs of the women, mostly with their children, holding up their pathetic corporate logo left over junk. I'm sure these women, many who were at the lowest point in their lives, just loved being photo ...


That makes me feel literally ill that anyone could be that thoughtless as to think the cameras were appropriate gifts in this situation.
 
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