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good deed/bad deed

June 5th, 2011 at 02:39 am

Well, I walked a little bit further than I had wanted to - although I haven't suffered any. I walked my route with an older man who was looking for his car. I was a bit worried about him, he described himself as having troubles with short term memory. I didn't really want to take responsibility for finding his car that who knows where it was; I split off with him to turn back to walk back home, but I did look for the car and license plate on my way home. I figured that's all I'd need was watching him as a missing person on the evening news.

Within two blocks I found that car, I was certain of it. By then he was a good four blocks away....moving away slowly, but fast enough that I had to jog to catch up to him. I told him the full license plate and I was right - it was his car. So pwhew ... a good deed but who knows whether other drivers on the road would agree.

Now for the bad deed. This in front of my former bank, the Chase on 85th. In case you have troubles reading it, it says, "Jobs Before Bonuses. Move Your Money." The part that got cut off said, "No job, No home, No fear."

And in front of the ATM. "Tax Dodger."

Can't say that I've monitored the chalk graffiti over the past several years, but I think this is the first I've seen of this stuff.

5 Responses to “good deed/bad deed”

  1. librarylady Says:

    Did you do the chalking? Hahahahahahh....
    Good job.
    Thanks for helping the old man. My daddy has alzheimers.

  2. patientsaver Says:

    Wow. I can't believe that someone other than me thinks about this stuff (the chalked messages). Kudos to whoever wrote that. It's why I can't understand why people continue giving their business (and their money) to dishonest, greedy companies that caused the recession we're all suffering from now.

  3. patientsaver Says:

    And thanks for doing that good deed. That was somebody's father.

  4. M E 2 Says:

    And why was the graffiti a bad deed? They were voicing an opinion, in chalk. Be thankful they didn't spray paint.

  5. baselle Says:

    True, it was not a "bad deed" per se. And I am thankful that we still can voice our opinions, and the person who did did so in a temporary medium - the bad deed aspect was the graffiti.

    In a sense, each of the deeds had a gray cast to them. I'm glad I helped the old man, but perhaps he shouldn't be driving if he was that off; its a bit shocking to see that pointed a piece of caulk graffiti, but the message is important.

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