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Don 't Take $$ From Strangers ??

 
 
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jul, 2007 07:22 pm
boomerang wrote:
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It was an act of UNCONSCIONABLE DEPRAVITY !


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So, okay.
You witnessed this "unconscionable depravity", right?

Yeah.



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What did you do about it?

Nothing?

Yeah.
It did not take him a second before
he was out the door.
Do u think I shuda chased him across the street ?




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Do you typically do nothing when you witness "unconscionable depravity"?

Yeah; a lot of times, I don 't look at it.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jul, 2007 07:26 pm
sozobe wrote:
Actually -- and the thread had died down so I didn't say so, but now it certainly seems pertinent -- a couple of days ago I asked the kid what she would do in this situation. Before I finished describing the situation she started shaking her head and saying "Noooo..." I trailed off (about at where the guy got off the bus) and said "What?" She said, "No, I wouldn't keep the money." I asked what she'd do, and she acted out just standing up so the money would slide off her lap and on to the floor (not even touching it). Then she said, "I'd just dump it on the floor and let you take care of it."

I asked why, and she said, "It could be a bad prank." (Her exact phrasing.) I asked what that meant, and her explanation was long and I don't remember further exact phrasing but basically, she didn't want the guy to think she owed him anything.

So, yeah, no.

Interesting.

What age ?
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Chai
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jul, 2007 07:29 pm
Out of the mouths of babes.

seems like your daughter has very good sense.

Now you know she'll keep away from people and their "bad pranks"




nimh....I believe what doowop was imploying was "sarcasm"
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boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jul, 2007 07:41 pm
That sozlet is one smart cookie!

David, your post made it look like I said it was an act of "depravity". I didn't say that, you did.

If I saw someone commit an act of "depravity" upon a child I certainly would not avert my eyes and stay silent. I would act immediately, whether it was my child or not.

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depravity

noun
1. moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles; [syn: corruption]
2. a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice; "


Yep. For sure I would do something in that situation.

This was not that situation, to me. It was to you.

And you turned away.

Shame on you.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jul, 2007 09:06 pm
boomerang wrote:
That sozlet is one smart cookie!

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David, your post made it look like I said it was an act of "depravity".

I deny that it made it look that way.



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I didn't say that, you did.

Yes; I remember.



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If I saw someone commit an act of "depravity" upon a child
I certainly would not avert my eyes and stay silent.
I would act immediately, whether it was my child or not.

Good idea



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depravity

noun
1. moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles; [syn: corruption]
2. a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice; "

Good dictionary.


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Yep. For sure I would do something in that situation.

This was not that situation, to me. It was to you.

And you turned away.

Shame on you.

I did not turn away.
I did not even have enuf time to,
if I 'd wanted to.

I think u shud take more time to read what I write
because u distort what I said and then hold ME responsible for your distortion.
David
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boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 31 Jul, 2007 09:24 pm
Well it's right there at the top of the page.

I haven't distorted a single thing.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 1 Aug, 2007 05:48 am
OmSigDAVID wrote:

Interesting.

What age ?


6.

By the way, I didn't start out with "Would you keep the money?" as my question... I just said, "So, I'm curious what you would do in this situation. We're on the bus, and..." (Then I described the scenario as neutrally as possible, and she broke in with "Nooo..." before I was finished.)
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 2 Aug, 2007 05:58 pm
sozobe wrote:
OmSigDAVID wrote:

Interesting.

What age ?


6.

By the way, I didn't start out with "Would you keep the money?" as my question...
I just said, "So, I'm curious what you would do in this situation.
We're on the bus, and..." (Then I described the scenario as neutrally as possible,
and she broke in with "Nooo..." before I was finished.)

I see.
Its intensely interesting how the human mind works.
This is something which I have been very attracted to,
intrinsicly for its own sake, for all the years of my life:
psychology and parapsychology.

On a somewhat similar note ( not DIRECTLY related ),
I am reminded of waiters in, other countries,
who have taken offense and responded with anger
when customers have given them tips.
I have never seen that, but I 've heard of it.

I was flying home from Syracuse, NY today.
There was a guy, maybe in his 20s, who insisted on conversing
with 2 little boys in our row of seats, across the aisle: the most inane conversation.
He wud not shut up. It was driving me nuts.
Emotionally, I wanted to tell him to shut the hell up,
but I knew he 'd tell me where to go, and remind me of free speech.
I did not want to start a fight.

Then, on the subway, a couple of boys ( maybe around 10 or 11 )
were trying to get the passengers to buy boxes of candy from them.
I refused anything to do with them. I didn 't even answer them.
Fortunately, I saw no money change hands; their mercantile efforts were futile.
David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 2 Aug, 2007 06:03 pm
boomerang wrote:
That sozlet is one smart cookie!

David, your post made it look like I said it was an act of "depravity".
I didn't say that, you did.

If I saw someone commit an act of "depravity" upon a child I certainly
would not avert my eyes and stay silent. I would act immediately,
whether it was my child or not.

Quote:
depravity

noun
1. moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles; [syn: corruption]
2. a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice; "


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Yep. For sure I would do something in that situation.

This was not that situation, to me. It was to you.

And you turned away.

Shame on you.

Do u think I shud have shot him in the back,
as he was trying to get away ?

David
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