Sometimes it pays to be a nice guy.

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Sometimes it pays to be a nice guy.

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A few years ago a good friend was having a rough time. Lost his job, and then his wife of 25 years left him in the space of three months. I'd sent him a few carpentry jobs and a couple hundred bucks, not really expecting anything in return. A couple years later he showed up and handed me the $300 and was doing better.

The other day, I got a text from him with one of his customer's info. Her husband had died and had some guns and ammo she wanted to sell.

Long story short, I ended up with a pair of .357s this afternoon. She's a sharp lady and knows what she has, but was looking for fair prices.
Most of what is left is ARs, etc. but these two came home with me after we came to an agreement.

Good shape, but really dirty. I didn't ask, but I'm betting it was lung cancer that got the old boy. They smell like ashtrays. :shock:

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Pay or not, life is not worth living if we can't be nice. Having been the recipient of your kindness, I know you make a practice of this. Good going Jason! :D
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Well Good for You Jason. It's a shame things end up like they do but it Really is a Tough Life . If they were heavy smokers it only made life a lot worse in the end. I watch several online websites every day and I always say to myself they are mostly Dead Men's Guns. when I was a kid in the late 50's early 60's you could cut the air in the house with a knife. holidays would find Me out in the snow looking in the window. :shock: .
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Very nice !
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I've found that "doing the right thing" is pretty cool. First of all, it just FEELS right, and you never have to feel bad because you've done the wrong thing. But yes, it often comes back around when others "pay it forward" full-circle.

That principle has guided me through three decades of medical practice, and I wouldn't still be able to do it in this corrupt insurance-driven world if it weren't for the generosity of many patients who have been 'benefactors' of sorts.

I tell them I can't be sure my advice is always right, but I can be sure it is always given as if they were my most important friend, and not just a number.
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Jason, that is just a result from doing the right thing. I am happy for you.
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I try to just do the next right thing I know how to do. This is especially helpful when you realize that you simply cannot do it all. Just do the next right thing and it makes everything seem to work. Always be kind. Not becasue anyone deserves it or because you will get something from it. Go in expecting nothing.

But if you are kind, it will make your life much better and your interactions will be better.
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Your reputation goes before you they say. Having a good one as you do is priceless.
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Thanks for the nice words. guys! That was unexpected.

My friend, Phil is still a bit of a lost soul, but he's trying to get his life together. Outside of my family, he was one of the few people that would consistently visit while I was in the hospital all those months. If you've been in that situation, you know what a difference it makes to have someone take time out of their day and come and see you.

Anyway,
Going to run out to the range and put some rounds through these two. That's if it's open today. We've had some repairs going on around the club, and those in charge close the range when anyone is out there.

Thanks again,
Jason 8)
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Enjoy those and think about the blessing it is for us to be able to share something with old friends even when they are gone.
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You guys are good. I'm glad I joined the forum. My first and only.
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Walt wrote:
Mon Aug 08, 2022 4:08 pm
You guys are good. I'm glad I joined the forum. My first and only.
I'm in the same boat Walt. Only forum I belong to! :D
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