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05-09-10, 12:32 PM #1
There are still good people out there . . . .
My son and I spent all afternoon at our city's motocross/ cross country motorcycle track riding our quads (4-wheelers, not people with debilitating spinal chord injuries). We have all the safety gear known to man, since I have hurt myself pretty bad in the past because "I don't need that."
Well, after maybe 5-6 hours of riding trails and making small jumps, we were beat. We loaded up the quads and gear, and head home. Thing is, my son is 12 - and maybe doesn't pay attention to stowing gear properly when he's tired. Long story short, we get home maybe 15 miles from the track and one of his boots managed to fall out of my jeep (which is topless and doorless right now due to good weather).
Crap. MX boots are expensive - even the cheap ones start at around $125, and these things keep you from breaking your legs or getting impaled by sharp sticks pretty regularly. And you can't buy a left boot only.
So once we unhook the trailer, and put up all the rest of the crap, we head back to the track. Now, I gotta be honest - there are very often some seedy-looking people at the track. Frankly, I didn't expect to ever see the boot again, as most people here well know that some people will steal anything that isn't nailed down just for the hell of it. Well, I was wrong. We retraced our path back to the track exactly (including the pizza place and movie rental store we stopped by) - nothing. Until we got to the track.
When we pulled up, someone had put the boot in a really obvious place right at the front gate, and everyone had left it alone apparently. My son was thirlled that his wayward boot had found it's way home with the help of some mysterious stranger.
Yep - there still are good people in the world. Probably a lot more than we think sometimes based on what we do and the fact that we only get called when something is wrong. But they're out there, doing the right thing for the right reason with no expectation of personal gain or recognition. And I'd like to thank them all for being what they are.
05-09-10, 03:39 PM #2
Great story, SPD!
05-09-10, 04:31 PM #3
That's awesome! Way to go, Good Samaritan!
05-09-10, 05:29 PM #4
Yes.....there are many good folks in the world. They are the ones we work for. I try to remind my junior g-men of that fact often to temper the other side of the coin.
Car 4I would like my country back. I used to believe that one man could never destroy this country. Not so sure anymore!
05-09-10, 08:16 PM #5
Good story SPD.. too often we deal with the "others" and forget that there are a lot of good folk out there!!To be a good Law Enforcement Officer you MUST know the law!
05-09-10, 10:52 PM #6
Thats a good story. Next time duct tape his gear on him'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'
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05-10-10, 12:59 AM #7
05-10-10, 02:34 AM #8
Did it try to follow the boot and got lost?
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