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    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
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    Touching Christmas Story

    Right before Christmas I was rushing around trying to get some last minute
    shopping done. I was stressed out and not thinking very fondly of the
    Christmas season right then. It was dark, cold, and wet in the parking lot
    as I was loading my car up with gifts that I felt obligated to buy.

    I noticed that I was missing a receipt that I might need later. So mumbling
    under my breath, I retraced my steps to the mall entrance. As I was
    searching the wet pavement for the lost receipt, I heard a quiet sobbing.

    The crying was coming from a poorly dressed boy of about 12 years old. He
    was short and thin. He had no coat. He was just wearing a ragged flannel
    shirt to protect him from the cold night's chill.

    Oddly enough, he was holding a hundred dollar bill in his hand. Thinking
    that he had gotten lost from his parents, I asked him what was wrong. He
    told me his sad story. He said that he came from a large family. He had
    three brothers and four sisters. His father had died when he was nine years
    old. His mother was poorly educated and worked two full time jobs. She made
    very little to support her large family. Nevertheless, she had managed to
    skimp and save two hundred dollars to buy her children Christmas presents.

    His Mother, on the way to her second job, had dropped off the boy. He was to
    use the money to buy presents for all his siblings and save just enough to
    take the bus home. He had not even entered the mall, when an older boy
    grabbed one of the hundred dollar bills and disappeared into the night.

    "Why didn't you scream for help?" I asked.

    The boy said, "I did."

    "And nobody came to help you?" I queried.

    The boy stared at the sidewalk and sadly shook his head.

    "How loud did you scream?" I inquired.

    The soft-spoken boy looked up and meekly whispered, "Help me!"

    I realized that absolutely no one could have heard that poor boy cry for
    help.

    So I grabbed his other hundred and ran to my car.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
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    Oh come on now......this is KT! Were you expecting anything less?
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Lol.

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    Psh. I'd of done what any good Christian would have done. I'd have <censored for decency>.
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Bravo lil bro. That's the bestest story I've heard all season

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    I think I'm going to cry. bless you, KT.
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    Well, I'll be darned. The little snot was telling the truth about what happened to the money. And to think we accused him of spending it on hookers again this year.
    Wag more, bark less

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    Leaving Clydehood cydisc's Avatar
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    I smell "Hallmark Hall of Fame" TV special.
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    awesome
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    Quote Originally Posted by cydisc View Post
    I smell "Hallmark Hall of Fame" TV special.
    Oxygen network - pretty much any movie they play, eh?
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    That darn Yankee TexasGuy's Avatar
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    that was so wrong
    but damn funny
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy View Post
    that was so wrong
    but damn funny
    Wrong? I don't know what you mean.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rando View Post
    I think I'm going to cry. bless you, KT.
    Thank you. <bows>
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    I stopped believing after you said X-mas shopping.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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