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(Lex 18)   Janitor is called to high school gym to clean up a mess, instead of a pile of vomit he finds a bag of money the students had donated so he could visit his family overseas   (lex18.com) divider line 23
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2014-06-06 03:19:51 AM  
4 votes:
That is a beautiful thing.  What wonderful kids.
2014-06-06 01:20:38 AM  
4 votes:
Good job, students. You're all right.
2014-06-06 08:52:48 AM  
2 votes:
This happened at the school I used to teach at. Could NOT have happened to a nicer or more deserving guy. I hope Ricky and his wife have a great trip!

Also I'm shocked the school kept the secret. I mean, kids can keep secrets just fine, but teachers are some of the biggest gossips on Earth!

Also also happy that Lawrenceburg is in the news for something that isn't beard-eating...
2014-06-06 08:35:34 AM  
2 votes:
stories like this need better coverage -  i'd much rather hear this than any russia-korea-politico-mumbo-jumbo-hollywood-gossip-crap-weatherwarning -climate-crisis story.
2014-06-06 08:21:23 AM  
2 votes:

Langston: Good job, students. You're all right.


granolasteak: That is a beautiful thing.  What wonderful kids.


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2014-06-06 07:37:26 AM  
2 votes:

August11: Instead, the television-headed administrators turn it into a gross, staged, winded spectacle, the microphone bleating up to the ears of an enervated student mass.


And then come April, because of the publicity, the IRS is going to come knocking asking about the $1,900 in unreported income, whereas if it'd been kept on the QT, no one would have been the wiser.
2014-06-06 07:03:26 AM  
2 votes:

ChubbyTiger: Summercat: Just 1,900 for a round trip flight to Italy?

Right now, that'll get you one ticket. Come Sept or Oct, it'll go much farther.


Exactly.  FTFA "Ricky and Lisa said they hope to make their trip in the winter "

I picked the last full week of Oct and found tickets for $1007 each with 2 layovers.  Now I don't know where their son is stationed, so I picked Milan.
2014-06-06 06:59:48 AM  
2 votes:

Summercat: Just 1,900 for a round trip flight to Italy?


How much do you think it costs to fly coach?

They are probably about $100-$200 short for tickets for him AND his wife.  It's about a grand for a round trip ticket.
2014-06-06 06:59:22 AM  
2 votes:

Summercat: Just 1,900 for a round trip flight to Italy?


Right now, that'll get you one ticket. Come Sept or Oct, it'll go much farther.
2014-06-06 06:00:53 AM  
2 votes:
That is really great. Before I clicked on the link, I pictured a quiet, solemn, caring moment where a few student leaders made the service call from an empty gym. When he arrives, one of the students says, "You deserve to go visit your family. We started a collection a few months ago. Everyone gave something. Have a great trip." They walk away, leaving the stunned janitor in silence.

Instead, the television-headed administrators turn it into a gross, staged, winded spectacle, the microphone bleating up to the ears of an enervated student mass.
2014-06-06 09:34:22 AM  
1 votes:
That is one cool thing for those folks to do. Faith in humanity restored.
2014-06-06 09:08:50 AM  
1 votes:

freetomato: give me doughnuts: Gift amounts under $14,000 aren't taxable.
Also, it is generally the donor that pays the gift-tax on amounts that exceed the annual exclusion.


That is why I love Fark. Nicely done.
2014-06-06 08:52:28 AM  
1 votes:
But good for them all the same.  Hope he really enjoys the trip.
2014-06-06 08:51:38 AM  
1 votes:

August11: That is really great. Before I clicked on the link, I pictured a quiet, solemn, caring moment where a few student leaders made the service call from an empty gym. When he arrives, one of the students says, "You deserve to go visit your family. We started a collection a few months ago. Everyone gave something. Have a great trip." They walk away, leaving the stunned janitor in silence.

Instead, the television-headed administrators turn it into a gross, staged, winded spectacle, the microphone bleating up to the ears of an enervated student mass.


Yes!  It's hard to maintain a little surprise, subtlety, and mystery with rednecky people yelling "Looky there!  What is that, Ricky??  What is that in THAT box?"
2014-06-06 08:28:26 AM  
1 votes:

cgremlin: August11: Instead, the television-headed administrators turn it into a gross, staged, winded spectacle, the microphone bleating up to the ears of an enervated student mass.

And then come April, because of the publicity, the IRS is going to come knocking asking about the $1,900 in unreported income, whereas if it'd been kept on the QT, no one would have been the wiser.


Gift amounts under $14,000 aren't taxable.
Also, it is generally the donor that pays the gift-tax on amounts that exceed the annual exclusion.
2014-06-06 07:51:52 AM  
1 votes:

freetomato: August11: Bitter cynicism...


What a bunch of jerks, right? Hopefully, the next times teenagers want to do something nice for someone, they'll check with you for the approved delivery method first.


Oh gosh. My comment on the American all-out need for spectacle really brought out the reading comprehension crowd. Sorry.
2014-06-06 07:46:43 AM  
1 votes:

IlGreven: August11: That is really great. Before I clicked on the link, I pictured a quiet, solemn, caring moment where a few student leaders made the service call from an empty gym. When he arrives, one of the students says, "You deserve to go visit your family. We started a collection a few months ago. Everyone gave something. Have a great trip." They walk away, leaving the stunned janitor in silence.

Instead, the television-headed administrators turn it into a gross, staged, winded spectacle, the microphone bleating up to the ears of an enervated student mass.

The moral of this post: Don't give. Ever.


That's what you took away? Interesting.
2014-06-06 07:37:46 AM  
1 votes:

Kibbler: Good for them.  Makes me kind of sad that I was such a totally self-absorbed, selfish dirtbag as a teen.


Yeah - I was the same way.  We were not very nice to our janitors :(
2014-06-06 07:33:52 AM  
1 votes:
RTFA and was all . . .

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dragonchild: . . . later, the money was "arrested" and the janitor deported.

/ you did this to me, Fark
// you made me think like this


Summercat: Just 1,900 for a round trip flight to Italy?


wildcardjack: Come August, we get the story about how the janitor students helped send to Italy now can't get home because of the no-fly list.


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2014-06-06 07:16:36 AM  
1 votes:
Good for them.  Makes me kind of sad that I was such a totally self-absorbed, selfish dirtbag as a teen.
2014-06-06 05:54:05 AM  
1 votes:
Just 1,900 for a round trip flight to Italy?
2014-06-06 05:40:25 AM  
1 votes:

Langston: Good job, students. You're all right.


This.
2014-06-06 04:52:31 AM  
1 votes:
Come August, we get the story about how the janitor students helped send to Italy now can't get home because of the no-fly list.
 
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