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ugly, broke, and sober...


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Well, tonight was my daughter's Christmas musical at school, and again it was great and of course she was awesome! What? She is my daughter after all 0:) Anyway we had to drop her off a half hour before show time with an adult so Rich stayed with her while I ran down the street to the bank to deposit my paycheck and to the grocery store to pick up the cookies my daughter informed me that we are supposed to bring tomorrow :wacko: for her holiday party. I know, I am the super mom and should be baking them, but... anyway. So my bank is actually inside the grocery store so that made my trip easy, one stop and all with the four year old... so as I am walking into the store I see this kid sitting outside shivering. He is maybe 16 or 17 and he has his dog with him. He is holding a sign that says ugly, broke, and sober. :( Some man on his way out gave the kid some change as I was walking in, and I smiled at him and said hi. I grabbed the cookies I needed for the party, made my deposit, picked up a birthday card for my brother who is turning 40!! :blink: and paid. On the way out I gave the kid $10 and he said thank you. I was sad, officially almost in tears that there was nothing I could do to help him, and when I got back to the school and met up with Rich, his first words were, "What's wrong?" Sigh... this sucks. When I came out and gave him the money he was even more cold and had taken off his jacket to wrap around his dog... I really wish I could do more.

 

Besides that, on a much happier note... it's Davey's :wub: birthday! Yay! Happy Birthday sweetie, hope you have a great year, full of happiness and good health!

 

Work sucks... I am about the only employee left in the whole store now :thumbdown: Well, it's a good thing I can do almost every job in the store, except I refuse... REFUSE to learn to drive that forklift thing... I can barely drive my car! :nuke:

 

So Rich has a great solution to my cold feet problem... since I am protesting winter and continuing to wear my flip flops he suggested I get some of those cute socks with slot for each toe so maybe my feet will stay warmer... a little. :blink:

 

Trying to help, I promise...

Vivian

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Hey Viv!

 

I'm glad your daughter's performance went well!

 

That was a sad story about the kid with the dog. It was really nice of you to give him the ten dollars and the warm smile. I bet it made his night.

 

It's nice that Rich was able to "read" you so well to instantly know something was wrong too. LOL and I think his suggestion of the sucks is right on the money! Actually I'm pretty much doing the same thing, wearing my flip-flops in doors, but I've got socks on with them now.

 

Take care and have an awesome day!

 

Kevin

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It's always sad to see someone out in the cold, but what made it even sadder was that he was willing to give up his warmth for his dog :( . I would do the same thing for Xander, but I don't think that would be necessary, considering he's got a bunch of loose skin covered with a thick layer of a nice soft winter coat. I'm guessing that it was a small dog tho. Aww .... poor guys :( .... I wish I could help them out...

 

Lol, toe socks....never worn them...my mom's gotten them for gift but she dint wear them either...

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Viv, that is one of the saddest stories I have read...I feel horrible for the teen and his dog...I pray andhope that they are ok..I hope that they found a safe shelter to stay in and the Angels above are watching over him.

 

I can't imagine how or why he is the situation he is in...its too sad to think about. You are a living Angel..is there a shelter nearby? I hope you get to see him again so you can tell us if he is doing ok...too bad the grocery store couldn't hire him for some work..

 

I have a lump in my throat and geez, there go the water works..

 

You really are an Angel to do what you did.

 

Michael

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Oh shit! I just read this.

 

so as I am walking into the store I see this kid sitting outside shivering. He is maybe 16 or 17 and he has his dog with him. He is holding a sign that says ugly, broke, and sober. sad.gif Some man on his way out gave the kid some change as I was walking in, and I smiled at him and said hi. I grabbed the cookies I needed for the party, made my deposit, picked up a birthday card for my brother who is turning 40!! blink.gif and paid. On the way out I gave the kid $10 and he said thank you. I was sad, officially almost in tears that there was nothing I could do to help him, and when I got back to the school and met up with Rich, his first words were, "What's wrong?" Sigh... this sucks. When I came out and gave him the money he was even more cold and had taken off his jacket to wrap around his dog... I really wish I could do more.

 

Viv, Honey :wub:

 

You got him through another day, that's a lot. It brings tears to my eyes also. Your a good woman!

 

Eric

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