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    Apology to The Kid Who Stole My Bicycle

    Dude writes an open letter to the kid who stole his bike.

    Apologizing to the kid who stole my bike in Trenton

    I acted like a menacing jerk when we first met.

    You had, after all, just stolen my bike and not had the wits about you to leave the neighborhood quickly. You seemed shocked when I jumped out of the car I used to go searching for you and began berating you as I took back my bike — so much so that within moments of sitting there contentedly on my bike, you told me, “I didn’t even have your bike.”
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    forget that... steal my bike... pay the piper, I'm pressing charges.

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    I lost interest after the first paragraph.
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    Not sure what message the writer is trying to convey as he meanders. At the base level - the kid in Trenton stole property and in the United States - that's not allowed. Press charges. I also doubt the kid will be reading this net article, and if he did probably wouldn't understand the implied humor/wit or apology. If someone is stealing my property - I wouldn't be too nice about it. Nor would I make a excuse for it.

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    lol @ comments on that site

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    Bile is rising in the back of my throat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fissile View Post
    Dude writes an open letter to the kid who stole his bike.

    Apologizing to the kid who stole my bike in Trenton
    Like U235'r screen name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by delcrossv View Post
    Like U235'r screen name.
    Critical Mass.......Fissile....get it? Ha!
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    I guess there's not enough news to fill the pages these days.

    The story --- A kid stole bike. I found him and it by cruising around the neighborhood and got it back. --- is either too short or not dramatic enough, so it had to be puffed up to fill the available space.
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    There's a bit of "get off my lawn" involved with the article, where the victim is expecting contrition and apology from the perpetrator, and only runs into disrespect and apathy. Kids today -- harumph!
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    Most interesting thing is he claims to be a writer. Better keep working on it - first to have a premise worth writing about, second, to write better.

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    Funny how life juxtaposes things. At lunch today, I was reading a story where an eleven year old boy was executed in Lagos, Nigeria for stealing from the market. A tire was placed around his neck filled with gasoline and it was set on fire. Now I read this story where a man apologizes to a boy who stole his bicycle. Does anything mean anything anymore?
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    We don't want to disipline the kid,he'll turn into a monster....Free range children are all the rage you know.
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    No apologies from me, and given the types of thieves in my locale, there really isn't any bike worth enough of my time to go looking for, much less trying to take it back by myself.

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    Stupid kid.

    The local bike thieves here in the suburbs pedal their stolen wares down to the city and sell them there cheap.
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    I don't condone violence, but I could see the author apologizing if the incident went like this:




    Seems like the author feels bad for "having" and that seems ridiculous, but it seems the 20-30 somethings all have that mentality. Or if they don't "have" then taking from someone who "has enough" is ok, because well, you know, they're rich and all.

    Steal my stuff and pray the cops find you first, I've had enough stolen from me growing up that I am not about to lose it now as an adult.
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    Kick the kid in the nuts, then apologize. Next guy he steals from may be armed and angry.
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