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Old 06-30-2014, 02:19 AM   #11
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It is called Random Acts of Kindness.
Yes, but it's better to do it with your own money/stuff than with someone else's.
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Old 06-30-2014, 02:30 AM   #12
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With what has been going on here with our neighbors dealing with the complete loss of their house from a terrible fire, it's possible I'm just thinking of those in need.

Sometimes I see someone in need, is all. I know there are those who take advantage, but I can say no one can pull that off on me.

My life is always better if I can help others, and I hope Joe gets another job where he can help people.

Does he cook? If so, he might be pretty useful here, if he needs a hobby! LOL!
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:53 AM   #13
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Yes, but it's better to do it with your own money/stuff than with someone else's.
Especially a Corporate someone...
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:54 AM   #14
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It is called Random Acts of Kindness.
It's actually called a deliberate act of theft.
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Old 06-30-2014, 10:19 AM   #15
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The truth is his sentiments may have been commendable but he wasn't authorized to spend his employer's money.

Of course, the story the media tells you will play up the emotional "big business vs. the little guy/veteran" aspect of the story.
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Old 06-30-2014, 10:24 AM   #16
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This man, no matter how kind he was being, was warned about this repeatedly. He COULD have been fired at the first offense. What if they employed a bunch of teens who were giving free items to their friends? At a grocery store, a check out clerk who slips items through for her friends and family is called a "Sweetheart." Fired immediately when caught.

He could have taken money out of his own pocket to BUY a muffin for this person.
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Old 06-30-2014, 10:29 AM   #17
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Yes, but it's better to do it with your own money/stuff than with someone else's.
Most companies would list it as charitable giving and write it off to tax.
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Most companies would list it as charitable giving and write it off to tax.

No, they wouldn't. The bookkeeping necessary to track every small txn. would be daunting. All that happens is that the store's profits drop and the manage has to answer why.

Crackerbarrel supports several charities that benefit veterans and their families.
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It's actually called a deliberate act of theft.
If the report is to be believed he did it in plain sight. He may have thought that he was doing it with tacit permission.

And it begs the question of whether the recipient of the muffin was "done" for receiving stolen property?
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