A neat story...I hope you take the time to read it.

Feel free to talk about anything and everything in this board.
Headline back 2
    2,285
    views
    6
    replies
    Last post ago almost 7 years by blueday
    Avatar 18606

    dazzlingdebra

      Sr. Member
    • female
    • offline
    "Freedom is never free." -Author Unknown
    • 50
      thanks given
    • 75
      thanks received

    Readers of this topic also read:

    Please or register to post or comment.
      • Avatar 18606

        dazzlingdebra

          Sr. Member
        • female
        • offline
        "Freedom is never free." -Author Unknown
        • 50
          thanks given
        • 75
          thanks received
        • Started by
          Sr. Member
          261
        • last active 4 months ago

        The man slowly looked up. This was a woman clearly accustomed to the finer things of life. Her coat was new. She looked like that she had never missed a meal in her life. His first thought was that she wanted to make fun of him, like so many others had done before.

        "Leave me alone," he growled.

        To his amazement, the woman continued standing. She was smiling -- her even white teeth displayed in dazzling rows.
        "Are you hungry?" she asked.
        "No," he answered sarcastically. "I've just come from dining with the president. Now go away." The woman's smile became even broader. Suddenly the man felt a gentle hand under his arm.

        "What are you doing, lady?" the man asked angrily. "I said to leave me alone.

        Just then a policeman came up. "Is there any problem, ma'am?" he asked.

        "No problem here, officer," the woman answered. "I'm just trying to get this man to his feet. Will you help me?"

        The officer scratched his head. "That's old Jack. He's been a fixture around here for a couple of years. What do you want with him?"

        "See that cafeteria over there?" she asked. "I'm going to get him something to eat and get him out of the cold for awhile."

        "Are you crazy, lady?" the homeless man resisted. "I don't want to go in there!" Then he felt strong hands grab his other arm and lift him up.

        "Let me go, officer.  I didn't do anything."

        "This is a good deal for you, Jack," the officer answered. "Don't blow it."

        Finally, and with some difficulty, the woman and the police officer got Jack into the cafeteria and sat him at a table in a remote corner. It was the middle of the morning, so most of the breakfast crowd had already left and the lunch bunch had not yet arrived. The manager strode across the cafeteria and stood by his  table.

        "What's going on here, officer?" he asked. "What is all this. Is this man in trouble?"

        "This lady brought this man in here to be fed," the policeman answered.

        "Not in here!" the manager replied angrily. "Having a person like that here is bad for business."

        Old Jack smiled a toothless grin. "See, lady. I told you so. Now if you'll let me go. I didn't want to come here in the first place."

        The woman turned to the cafeteria manager and smiled. "Sir, are you familiar with Eddy and Associates, the banking firm down the street?"

        "Of course I am," the manager answered impatiently. "They hold their weekly meetings in one of my banquet rooms."

        "And do you make a goodly amount of money providing food at these weekly meetings?"

        "What business is that of yours?"

        "I, sir, am Penelope Eddy, president and CEO of the company."

        "Oh."

        The woman smiled again. "I thought that might make a difference." She glanced at the cop who was busy stifling a giggle. "Would you like to join us in a cup of coffee and a meal, officer?"

        "No thanks, ma'am," the officer replied. "I'm on duty."

        "Then, perhaps, a cup of coffee to go?"

        "Yes, ma'am. That would be very nice."

        The cafeteria manager turned on his heel "I'll get your coffee for you right away, officer."

        The officer watched him walk away. "You certainly put him in his place," he said.

        "That was not my intent. Believe it or not, I have a reason for all this."

        She sat down at the table across from her amazed dinner guest She stared at him intently. "Jack, do you remember me?"

        Old Jack searched her face with his old , rheumy eyes "I think so -- I mean you do look familiar."

        "I'm a little older perhaps," she said. "Maybe I've even filled out more than in my younger days when you worked here, and I came through that very door, cold and hungry."

        "Ma'am?" the officer said questioningly. He couldn't believe that such a magnificently turned out woman could ever have been hungry.

        "I was just out of college," the woman began. "I had come to the city looking for a job, but I couldn't find anything. Finally I was down to my last few cents and had been kicked out of my apartment. I walked the streets for days. It was February and I was cold and nearly starving. I saw this place and walked in on the off chance that I could get something to eat."

        Jack lit up with a smile. "Now I remember," he said. "I was behind the serving counter. You came up and asked me if you could work for something to eat. I said that it was against company policy."

        "I know," the woman continued. "Then you made me the biggest roast beef sandwich that I had ever seen, gave me a cup of coffee, and told me to go over to a corner table and enjoy it. I was afraid that you would get into trouble. Then, when I looked over, I saw you put the price of my food in the cash register I knew then that everything would be all right."

        "So you started your own business?" Old Jack said.

        "I got a job that very afternoon. I worked my way up. Eventually I started my own business, that, with the help of God, prospered." She opened her purse and pulled out a business card. "When you are finished here, I want you to pay a visit to a Mr. Lyons. He's the personnel director of my company. I'll go talk to him now and I'm certain he'll find something for you to do around the office." She smiled. "I think he might even find the funds to give you a little advance so that you can buy some clothes and get a place to live until you get on your feet. If you ever need anything, my door is always opened to you."

        There were tears in the old man's eyes. "How can I ever thank you? " he said.

        "Don't thank me," the woman answered. "To God goes the glory. Thank Jesus. He led me to you."

        Outside the cafeteria, the officer and the woman paused at the entrance before going their separate ways. "Thank you for all your help, officer," she said.

        "On the contrary, Ms. Eddy," he answered. "Thank you. I saw a miracle today, something that I will never forget. And...And thank you for the coffee."

        If you have missed knowing me, you have missed nothing.
        If you have missed some of my emails, you might have missed a laugh.
        But, if you have missed knowing my LORD and SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST, you have missed everything in the world

        Have a Wonderful Week
        And May God Bless You Always
      • No avatar normal

        wnanhee

          Superstar Member
        • female
        • offline
        • 1547
          thanks given
        • 1468
          thanks received
        • Replied by
          Superstar Member
          5,151
        • last active about 1 month ago
        This is a great story,dazz! A story like this makes me feel warm and touched. Most people are nice...some people just forget and some will always remember the rainy days when they feel warm and fulfilled. What goes around comes around...thanks for sharing.
      • No avatar normal

        Deb321

          Sr. Member
        • female
        • offline
        • 25
          thanks given
        • 42
          thanks received
        • Replied by
          Sr. Member
          370
        • last active 4 months ago
        What a great story dazz, I love reading stories like this.
      • Avatar 2169

        hyefivess

          Sr. Member
        • female
        • offline
        Life is to short to stress over small stuff enjoy life to the fullest because your here today and gone tomorrow!
        • 18
          thanks given
        • 17
          thanks received
        • Replied by
          Sr. Member
          348
        • last active 4 months ago
        Wow what a story.  We need more people like this in the world.
      • No avatar normal

        Shelli

          Super Hero
        • female
        • offline
        GOOD LUCK ALL!!!!
        Bingo Baby!!! ;-)
        • 89
          thanks given
        • 141
          thanks received
        • Replied by
          Super Hero
          2,040
        • last active 4 months ago
        THAT IS A GREAT STORY!! 

        You never know how much a tiny act of kindness can change someones life.
      • Index

        blueday

          admin
        • offline
          • 18109
            thanks given
          • 9767
            thanks received
          • Replied by
            admin
            20,074
          • last active 1 day ago
          It's a great story and as someone already said - what goes around, comes around.  Thanks for posting this dazzlingdebra.

          blue

        lcb activities in the last 24 hours

        • 29
          new members
        • 585
          members online
        • 15081
          guests online
        • 55
          new posts
        • 1062
          free games played
        Join the club

        Most viewed forum posts

        • Putting on lipstick emoticon 1
          Hi LCB'ers,Here is a list of freebies that are not on the weekly code list. This list includes casinos to check your acct, call/email for free chip and casinos not listed here at our forum.  I will update this list on...
          More Free Chips
        • 200 zpsnwkvewod
          Hello dear LCBers,LimoPlay Casino has something special in stored for you!!Each week Vitali, the lovely casino representative from LimoPlay will be posting a new contest. Please subscribe to this thread by clicking on...
          Win free spins and more every week with LimoPlay
        • Putting on lipstick emoticon 1
          LCB $250 August Contest – Lets Play Roulette     Hi LCB'ers because of the launch of the new site design i had to temporarily close this contest. Lets start fresh - for any member that may have already enterted a...
          CLOSED - LCB $250 August Contest – Lets Play Roulette

        Join today and start earning rewards

        You will immediately get full access to our online casino forum/chat plus receive our newsletter with news & exclusive bonuses every month.
        S logo
        Select Language
        Search
        Search Results

        Report to moderator

        Use this function to inform the moderators and administrator of an abusive or wrongly posted message.

        Please note that your email address will be revealed to the moderators if you use this

        Submit
        39012170