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One snowy December, I was rushing around trying to get some last
>
> > minute Christmas shopping done. I was stressed out and not thinking
> > very fondly of the Christmas season just then. It was dark, cold and
> > wet in the parking lot as I was loading my car up with gifts that I
> > felt obligated to buy.
> >
> > I noticed that I was missing a receipt that I would probably
> need
> > Later on, so muttering under my breath, I retraced my steps to the
> > mall entrance.
> >
> > As I was searching the wet pavement for the missing receipt, I
> heard
> > a quiet sobbing nearby. The crying was coming from a poorly dressed
> > boy, who I guessed was about 12 years old. He was short and thin, and
> had
> > no coat. He was just wearing a ragged flannel shirt to protect
> him
> > from the cold winter night's chill.
> >
> > Oddly enough, he was holding a hundred dollar bill in his hand.
> > Thinking that he had gotten separated from his parents and was lost, I
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> > asked him what was wrong. He told me his sad story he said that he
> > came from a large family of three brothers and four sisters. His
> > father had died when he was 9 years old. His mother was poorly
> > educated and worked 2 full time jobs, from which she made very
> little
> > to support the family.
> >
> > Nevertheless, she had skimped and saved $200 to buy Christmas
> gifts
> > For her children. The young boy had been dropped off by his mother on
> > the way to her second job, given the money and told to buy presents
> > for the kids and save just enough to take the bus home. He had not
> > even entered the mall, however, when an older boy grabbed one of the
> > $100 bills and disappeared into the night.
> >
> > Why didn't you scream for help?" I asked. "I did," said the boy.
> "And
> > no one came to help you?" I wondered. The boy stared at the sidewalk
> > And sadly shook his head. "How loud did you scream?" I inquired. The
> > soft spoken boy looked up and meekly whispered, "Help me!"
> >
> > I realized that absolutely no one could have heard this
> > poor boy's cry for help.
> >
> > So I grabbed the other $100 and ran to my car.
 

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Charlie don't surf..
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:histerica :histerica :histerica :histerica :histerica ..no Christmas presents for you.
 
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