Posted by Anon., a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Aug 24, 2012 at 7:09 pm
Another thing, when I got to Whole Foods and ask questions about the produce, often the floor people will give me a sample. He also could have done that, give her an orange or a banana - better than juice and a candybar anyway. I think they have done the same thing at Trader Joe's before ... not sure, but they should if they don't.
Posted by Anon., a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Aug 24, 2012 at 7:13 pm
Republicans ought to be up in arms about this ... why should someone get free food? Don't you know there is no such thing as a fre lunch? Won't that lead to towards and "entitlement mentality" ... sure, she can just go anywhere, any of us can now and fake diabetic attack and get free food ... Ayn Rand is probably spinning in her grave ... if she's in it and not flying around under the full moon on hr broomstick with Paul Ryan!
Posted by Anon, a resident of another community, on Aug 24, 2012 at 7:57 pm
What a bunch of pessimists. Someone does a good deed and you put them down for it and make a big deal. Maybe you should try doing something good for someone. Someday you may need some help and nobody helps you. This world would be a much better place to live in if we helped a friend or neighbor. Can't you just praise the guy for doing good and just drop it at that instead telling him what he should have done. At least he tried and did something about it. The girls Mom was greatfull because someone was there to help.
Posted by Anon., a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Aug 24, 2012 at 10:01 pm
Come on, no one put the guy down ... there is a far cry between expressing the opinion that there is nothing heroic about buying someone drink and candy bar and putting that person down ... and as far as getting a life, how much of you life did you spend trying to think of that lame attack? It was a nice thing to do, sorry, but not heroic. Calling that heroic really is a put down to those who really are heroic.
Posted by Anon., a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Aug 25, 2012 at 9:09 pm
> A Walmart employee would get fired for giving the girl free anything and the girl would be charged with shoplifting.
You don't know that, you are just playing into stereotypes.
> Try to see the good in things will you and stop all this negative talk.
It's not negative talk to say there was nothing heroic about doing a good deed. It is foolish talk to inflate it and probably embarrassing to the kid who did it. Why not put him up for a Nobel Peace prize if you think this was such an important incident? ;-)
> Don't put him down for helping someone
No one is putting him down ... I don't see on post here that is putting the kid down for doing what a kid or anyone else should do. Why this kind of Orwellian reverse attacks. If I take my kid to the doctor for a treatment of a fatal disease and he lives, am I a hero? Stop this kind of weirdness please.
Great job Nick, don't let this be the most heroic thing you ever do in your life! ;-)
Gosh, people have really learned how to spin with the best of the mainstream media, how awful, see what Fox News has done to everyone!
Posted by AnotherKidsMom, a resident of the Barron Park neighborhood, on Aug 28, 2012 at 4:21 pm
I take issue to the cynicism expressed in a number of these comments. Sometimes we all just need a feel-good story, and that's what this was. If it were my child who had wandered into TJ's in that state, you bet I would be thinking Nick was a hero.
Nick, if you're reading this (and I'm sure you are), hats off to you, and please ignore the rude responses of some of my fellow readers. We are lucky to have you in our community. Thank you.