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    Default Have you ever?

    I am a curious person by nature. So I wanted to start a thread that asks the question about things you've done for no particular reason than curiosity. Sounds crazy and confusing and I have no idea how to better explain it, so I will just give two examples of things I've done lately that I've never done before.

    1. I had to park on Main Street in downtown Hamilton, Ohio and walk a few blocks to the courthouse to get a permit to build a privacy fence. On my walk I encountered a real life sidewalk profit. He was a little black guy, maybe 120lbs if he was lucky. He had a Bible in his hand and was preaching the word at the top of his lungs. Normally, I would have walked on by. But I realized that I've never actually listened to one of these people because I don't live in a big city and I've never seen one before. So I stood there and listened for a few minutes. I didn't understand anything he said and I walked away just as confused as I was when I first walked up. But I can now say that I've listened to a sidewalk preacher.

    2. I actually stopped my car at a busy intersection the other day and my wife and I got out of our car and bought lemonade from two little girls who were selling a cup for a quarter. We didn't get honked at and even caused cars behind us to have to sit through a green light. But I can now say that I stopped my busy life and enjoyed lemonade.

    Has anyone else done something like that out of pure curiosity or just to be able to say you've done it?

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    I'm far from a saint yet i always give money to any true homeless (vs. some crackhead)person I encounter . And Friday night , I actually went to our local theater to see the Avengers . I usually avoid crowds as I feel like a freak after so many surgeries .I was simply curious to see if any vestige of humanity still dwelt in this form .
    You know, I think I would rather be a man than a god . We don't need anyone to believe in us. We just keep going anyhow. It's what we do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r.payton@att.net View Post
    I'm far from a saint yet i always give money to any true homeless
    I actually thought of you when I saw this. Ha Ha!! With your luck you had better be careful giving to the homeless!! This cop is a schmuck.


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    When Indy hosts a major sporting event the jails get an extra 100 or so people for ''soliciting'' or ''panhandling ''-seems Indy officials can't handle having poor homeless people marring the city's image .
    This guy receiving a ticket is beyond ridiculous .
    You know, I think I would rather be a man than a god . We don't need anyone to believe in us. We just keep going anyhow. It's what we do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r.payton@att.net View Post
    This guy receiving a ticket is beyond ridiculous .
    No doubt about that!! But the dude has a badge, so he has to use it.....right?

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