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(Springfield News-Leader)   Heartwarming reaction from a thrift store cashier given $100 bill by stranger   (news-leader.com) divider line 14
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2012-12-25 08:00:42 PM
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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.


Meh, we don't know what the bills were, exactly.  It would have almost assuredly been a pretty good idea to pay them, but people like to see their kids happy on Christmas.
2012-12-26 08:35:13 AM
1 votes:

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.
2012-12-25 11:24:54 PM
1 votes:
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2012-12-25 11:00:42 PM
1 votes:
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 08:23:40 PM
1 votes:

SuperNinjaToad: 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.


Holy cripes. You can carry a balance on most utilities and pay them off the next month or two. She wanted to give her kids some crap because that's what the corporate masters expect and have ingrained in the children's heads. Without that stupid gesture they might doubt their mother loves them which is ridiculous but true and it's not their fault.

Don't worry. That wasn't YOUR hard earned tax dollars (if you even actually pay taxes) going towards this obvious scum of the earth drag on society. It was one of your benevolent job creators doing something nice for a stranger. It's none of your freaking business.

The posts on here today have been sickening. I couldn't give two flying f*cks about Christmas but Fark has shown some bottom of the barrel Scroogery and ill will towards their fellow man.
2012-12-25 06:38:30 PM
1 votes:

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 photographed with their kids. Some had visible black and blues etcetera. Obviously not one of the well-meaning women who did this event thought once that maybe these people didn't want to be photographed at this particular time. It was jaw-dropping absolutely horrific. I tasted bile in the back of my throat when I saw those pics; one could not have felt more sad and sorry for these victims. This was one of the tasteless experiences of my life.

But hey, each and every one of them got a nifty Konica disposable color film flash camera to call their own. Merry Christmas!
2012-12-25 06:02:45 PM
1 votes:
Well, I guess it's good that some people who haven't done jack squat for the needy have found a way to still feel superior to someone who has made Christmas a lot better for a lot of people.
2012-12-25 05:57:33 PM
1 votes:
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.
2012-12-25 05:55:23 PM
1 votes:

Nemo's Brother: If it isn't Obamabucks and the government giving out others' money, its not real charity to Total Fark.


So..Obama and his magical time machine traveled back to the United States circa 1935 and laid the foundation for the modern American welfare system?

24x7x364 of being a complete dickhead isn't enough? I guess taking Christmas off was completely out of the question....
2012-12-25 05:53:52 PM
1 votes:
I wish I could afford to do this.
2012-12-25 05:51:51 PM
1 votes:

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.


He did say he was inspired by a similar story, so maybe he's trying to make it a trend. I doubt people are going to send business his way because of this gesture, but if they do what of it? It's his money, it makes him feel good. i have no problem with this. It's not a Christmas miracle, it's a nice gesture for someone with the means
2012-12-25 05:31:39 PM
1 votes:

Relatively Obscure: Earlier in the day, Burk had invited a News-Leader reporter along.

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Still, people who probably needed some extra cash got some, and he didn't have to, so.. that's pretty nice.


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2012-12-25 04:01:35 PM
1 votes:

NFA: Not to be a rain cloud...


Too late.
2012-12-25 02:24:39 PM
1 votes:

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.


Well, certainly shunning them should straighten them right out.
 
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