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Old 12-06-2007, 11:33 AM   #1
I'm a Loser ;)
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Red face I feel like crying - wonderful people

One of the professors that I supervise examinations for overheard me talking to a friend about how annoyed that I am that it's winter and that I have to stop doing my walks until:

a. it warms up considerably
b. I'm healthier (I am currently suffering from bronchitis).

I was saying that we were going to be going out to buy an elliptical over the weekend, that it might break us - but that if we don't get it - we'll keep making excuses not to.

So while it's quiet, Abdel (the professor... a real charmer at 80 years old) brings me an envelope with $50 and says that that I am such a nice person and that I deserve a healthier life. He's proud of how I have changed things and that he would like to help out with the purchase of the elliptical.

I told him I couldn't possibly take it, and he says "this is from one friend to another. You are like a daughter to me, you are so kind and you deserve the help".

I almost cried

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Old 12-06-2007, 11:53 AM   #2
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Awwww that is such a great story!

It really surprises me and makes me smile knowing that wonderful people like that exist out there
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:59 AM   #3
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That is wonderful and great. I am happy for you.

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Old 12-06-2007, 12:05 PM   #4
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What a kind gentleman! You are loved and appreciated, it is clear!
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:08 PM   #5
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Wow! What a nice gesture!
there is no miracle fix. eat less. move more. repeat. the end.

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Old 12-06-2007, 12:15 PM   #6
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What a sweet thing to do! And so generous ^^ Goes to show you how much we touch other people in our daily lives.
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:39 PM   #7
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Thats great! I hope you enjoy your new teadmil. It's good to know there are still kind giving people in the world
“Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God" (Mark 10:27)

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Old 12-06-2007, 01:15 PM   #8
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How generous!
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:27 PM   #9
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Wow, that really makes me feel better about people and that there are truly nice people out there. The past couple of days I've had nothing but rude encounters with strangers despite me trying my best to be polite. Then when I was polite to them they acted surprised..
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:41 PM   #10
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What a wonderful post! Thanks for sharing!!!

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Old 12-06-2007, 05:49 PM   #11
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That was wonderful.....and I think you will love the elpitical. We do!!! It gets you breathing really hard in a very short time and is easy on the joints.
Listening for the shout......
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Old 12-07-2007, 02:39 PM   #12
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Awwww....that was wonderful!
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:01 PM   #13
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lovely story!!! makes me wanna smile!!
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