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Ked
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From: Don't Let Your Mind Wander....it's Far Too Small to Be Out There By Itself!
Registered: Jul 99

posted 02-07-2002 01:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sometimes people are so weird...you know, not liking a person "just because".......My Mama didn't raise me like that! She taught me to be kind to all people, even if you have reason not to like them. I always smile and wave at the old fella that runs the alignment shop next to the office here. Not only has his shop (His son is taking over the business, Dad still doing the books, etc.) done some work for me, they have also told me that if I ever need a space to park that I could use their lot.

So, this morning as I was leaving the house I noticed that my right front tire was a bit low. I decided to chance it and bring it in to Wheeler's. I pulled right into their lot this morning and went inside. I asked Mr. Wheeler if he could take a look at a tire for me. He said, "is it that right front tire?" I was a bit surprised and he said, "I put air in that for you last week and I thought you had gotten it fixed". I told him I didn't know and asked him to do whatever to fix it for me.

I went over at my lunch hour to get it. They found a screw in the tire and plugged it. As I was moving the car back into my parking space, Mr. Wheeler's worker told me that Mr. Wheeler had been worried about that tire but had not seen me to tell me about it.

I feel special.......

O.K., gotta study for my test tonight. Hopefully I'll catch up later!

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AKBOSSMAN
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From: WASILLA , AK USA M&M #743 MCA #40857
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 02-07-2002 03:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ked that's called Being neiborly and customer service Where have all the younge men gone?

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chetta
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From: SE Michigan
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 02-07-2002 10:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chetta   Click Here to Email chetta     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
See it pays to be nice to people. Yeah there are tons of idiots out there, but when you have something like this happen it reaffirms your faith in humanity.

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Mustang Tally
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From: Winston Salem, NC
Registered: May 2000

posted 02-07-2002 10:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mustang Tally   Click Here to Email Mustang Tally     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How appropriate..."Mr. WHEELER" fixed your tire!!

It's true...it pays to be nice to everyone...no matter what...and it doesn't have to be false, either...

Glad you weren't out and away from "help"...

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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 02-07-2002 11:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This fall I had my 65 at work.My store has big windows that over look the parking lot.We were very busy when I noticed that we have having a rain shower.I was right in the middle of sale,when I remembered that I left my windows down.I look out at my car and trys a guy in it.I just took off for my car,it was about 50yards away.Has I got closer I saw a guy about 50+,yes and old guy rolling up my windows.He was just getting done as I walked up.He stood up and said nice car,I have had two and I would hate to see one rained in.I said thanks that was really nice of you.I told him that I was worried he was taking my car.He just smiled and went over and got in his BMW,and drove off.
Still to today I'm not sure I'd open some ones doors and take the chance of some one thinking I was trying to take there car.

I'm nice to every one too.Or at least I try real hard to be.

SCOOP

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SundanceKid
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From: UT
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 02-07-2002 11:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wayne, being 24 myself I have rarely had experiences of kindness myself...sadly the times have changed for the worse. I was raised to help others if they are in need. But I also believe in not helping those that won't help themselves! My friends that have experienced my kindness to others think it is very unusual.

My generation tends to be in it for them selves...hate to see what our kids will be like?

My latest bad experience was about six month ago my truck broke down it was in the high 90's closest place was a mile back. I had my 12 month old (at the time) daughter with me and had to hoof it to the gas station. About 10 cars passed me by after passing my broken down truck. Not a one of them stopped! This was a small town too!
My most recent good experience was Wayne! LOL

Thanks again Wayne

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Mike65
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From: Columbia,NJ, USA. 65 Fastback, 69 Coupe MCA #-04549
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 02-07-2002 11:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ked that is what is called being a NICE person.

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fordfan
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From: Walla Walla, Wa, USA
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posted 02-08-2002 03:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kinda like A wreck that happened this summer.. A biker (motorcyclist to be pc but he was a Harley guy.) got clipped by a driver that pulled out into the road. He's standing out in the middle of the intersection trying to move his busted up bike out of the road. He's limping, both lanes of traffic is stopped and people are standing around gawking, cars are honking, but no one was helping him out ( I think they were probably scared, as he was pretty pissed ). I pulled over and ran out and helped him.

Whats with people these days?

[This message has been edited by fordfan (edited 02-08-2002).]

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SuzyQ
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From: Garner, NC
Registered: Sep 2000

posted 02-08-2002 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SuzyQ   Click Here to Email SuzyQ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One hand washes the other, words I live by. I never ever expect anything in return, but it sure is nice when it happens.

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