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    A Sweet Story

    I'm sure i'll get a ribbing for posting this but this story touched a soft spot in me.

    My GF lives in Pinklao, in an area accessible only by foot or motorbike. the sort of neighborhood where you would find middle class living next to the dirt poor. a typical suburban thai neighborhood.
    anyway, my GF's grandmother passed away about 6 months ago. during her last 12 months she used a walker to get around.
    last week, an elderly man from down the road had his daughter walk him over to my GF's house. with tears in his eyes he offered his condolences to the family and humbly asked if the walker was being used. he explained that he has not been mobile for nearly 2 years and that the walker would go to good use. my GF's mom gave him the walker as she knew the man's financial and physical situation. she also saw that this was not a scam or in anyway someone looking for a handout, instead just someone desperate enough to swallow his pride and ask for help.

    my GF works irregular hours at her office. some nights she doesn't return home until 10 or 11pm. she noticed that since her family gave the walker to this man, he waits up every night without fail to look over her while she walks home from the parking lot. in his own way repaying them for the gift.

    maybe just me but i found this story to be extremely sweet.

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    Nice one !

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    its always nice with a goodie goodie story amongst it all

    funny, even though i am thinking hard and long, i dont have one to shear.

    Are they really so rear? Or is it just me

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    Yes its always nice to share a good experience with others and thanks for bringing your obvious happiness to this forum.

    Amongst all the shit that is going on at the moment it's refreshing to know there are still some nice people out there.

    All the best to you and your GF.

    Have a green!

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    Yes, a sweet story. I wonder if the old gentleman had looked out for her before, but she never noticed?
    Some Thais are soo lovely. I lived in the "jungle" near one village, with neighbours scattered about largely unseen. After I'd been there a few months they adopted me. One friend showed up at my place when I was out, and the coconut man came out with a machete, asking her business. I always gave them fruit from my yard and invited them over when I had parties. American chili went down well with them.

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    Nice story Anthony.

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    Thank god a post with no deaths, scams or political madness, lets have some more!

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    thanks all! great replies

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    I really appreciate the story, but actually I find it quite sad, in that the old man had no option, until the grandmother passed away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy dog
    Thank god a post with no deaths, scams or political madness, lets have some more!
    Agreed, 100 per cent.

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    Great story. Very touching.

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    i find it sad as well that he had limited options. heart warming though, to hear of people lending a hand to those in need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon View Post
    Yes, a sweet story. I wonder if the old gentleman had looked out for her before, but she never noticed?
    quite possible. he sounds like a genuinely sweet guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyR1 View Post
    I'm sure i'll get a ribbing for posting this but this story touched a soft spot in me.

    My GF lives in Pinklao, in an area accessible only by foot or motorbike. the sort of neighborhood where you would find middle class living next to the dirt poor. a typical suburban thai neighborhood.
    anyway, my GF's grandmother passed away about 6 months ago. during her last 12 months she used a walker to get around.
    last week, an elderly man from down the road had his daughter walk him over to my GF's house. with tears in his eyes he offered his condolences to the family and humbly asked if the walker was being used. he explained that he has not been mobile for nearly 2 years and that the walker would go to good use. my GF's mom gave him the walker as she knew the man's financial and physical situation. she also saw that this was not a scam or in anyway someone looking for a handout, instead just someone desperate enough to swallow his pride and ask for help.

    my GF works irregular hours at her office. some nights she doesn't return home until 10 or 11pm. she noticed that since her family gave the walker to this man, he waits up every night without fail to look over her while she walks home from the parking lot. in his own way repaying them for the gift.

    maybe just me but i found this story to be extremely sweet.
    I think in the individualist callous west this is scene as a kind, and good act.

    It's common sense.

    It's what is supposed to be done.

    And good on the fellow for watching over her.

    If you don't need to use something - give it to somebody who can use it.
    ............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    If you don't need to use something - give it to somebody who can use it.
    A rarity of the highest order over here. Bunch of horders.

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    Familial and social extensions are never amiss here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyR1 View Post
    I'm sure i'll get a ribbing for posting this but this story touched a soft spot in me.

    My GF lives in Pinklao, in an area accessible only by foot or motorbike. the sort of neighborhood where you would find middle class living next to the dirt poor. a typical suburban thai neighborhood.
    anyway, my GF's grandmother passed away about 6 months ago. during her last 12 months she used a walker to get around.
    last week, an elderly man from down the road had his daughter walk him over to my GF's house. with tears in his eyes he offered his condolences to the family and humbly asked if the walker was being used. he explained that he has not been mobile for nearly 2 years and that the walker would go to good use. my GF's mom gave him the walker as she knew the man's financial and physical situation. she also saw that this was not a scam or in anyway someone looking for a handout, instead just someone desperate enough to swallow his pride and ask for help.

    my GF works irregular hours at her office. some nights she doesn't return home until 10 or 11pm. she noticed that since her family gave the walker to this man, he waits up every night without fail to look over her while she walks home from the parking lot. in his own way repaying them for the gift.

    maybe just me but i found this story to be extremely sweet.
    bloody hell, fukin Thais

    oh sorry, wrong nik

    anyway, after I had broken my ankle I went to an island to try to walk again, properly. Walking on sand is a good way to strengthen the ligaments and unused muscles etc

    after about a week, I had no need for my stick any more. It was quite a cute one, aluminium and collapsing (not when being used) to about 40cm long

    There was a Thai guy who was a regular on the island, he had some back problem and used a bent bit of stick to shuffle round. As I didn't want to carry my stick home, I left it with him, and he seemed happy enough

    the next year he was still using it and kept trying to buy me drinks all week, what a bastard

    nope, what a nice guy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    If you don't need to use something - give it to somebody who can use it.
    spare wives

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    ^^ well done. that walking stick went to good use

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    last time I saw him he was beating a dog to death with it

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    It's nice to hear a story that it is not a scam.

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    It's just nice to hear a positive story! Not many lately.

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    I gave my old motorcross helmet to the guy that just brought a dirt bike for 6 cans of leo cause I am such a nice guy

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    A nice neighborly gesture, always good to hear

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyR1 View Post
    I'm sure i'll get a ribbing for posting this but this story touched a soft spot in me.

    My GF lives in Pinklao, in an area accessible only by foot or motorbike. the sort of neighborhood where you would find middle class living next to the dirt poor. a typical suburban thai neighborhood.
    anyway, my GF's grandmother passed away about 6 months ago. during her last 12 months she used a walker to get around.
    last week, an elderly man from down the road had his daughter walk him over to my GF's house. with tears in his eyes he offered his condolences to the family and humbly asked if the walker was being used. he explained that he has not been mobile for nearly 2 years and that the walker would go to good use. my GF's mom gave him the walker as she knew the man's financial and physical situation. she also saw that this was not a scam or in anyway someone looking for a handout, instead just someone desperate enough to swallow his pride and ask for help.

    my GF works irregular hours at her office. some nights she doesn't return home until 10 or 11pm. she noticed that since her family gave the walker to this man, he waits up every night without fail to look over her while she walks home from the parking lot. in his own way repaying them for the gift.

    maybe just me but i found this story to be extremely sweet.
    Just lovely.

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