Good news/kindness only (please) thread

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Re: Good news/kindness only (please) thread

Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:06 am

neoplacebo wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:17 am
No doubt just about anything beats cleaning up puke. And you are correct in that the taxpayers actually paid for mowing the yard, but the cop was gonna be paid either way, whether he was riding or sitting in a cop car or mowing grass, the labor rate is the same. Actually, two cops were being paid for this if you count the one who took the photo. I used to mow yards in my neighborhood when I was a kid; I got $1.25 for a standard yard and maybe $1.75 for a bigger one. But at that time a new push mower could be bought for about $35 and gas was about 32 cents per gallon. Hey, Larry. Hey, mow.
If all the two cops would have otherwise been doing is riding around in a cop car rather than finding something useful to do for the town or dept, then we agree it was a somewhat selfless act by the one cop, maybe not the other one unless he also did something for the old lady. At $50-60 per hour - 30-40 young neoplacebo equivalents ;) - I hope she ended up with the nicest lawn in town.
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Re: Good news/kindness only (please) thread

Unread post by neoplacebo » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:24 am

Vrede too wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:06 am
neoplacebo wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:17 am
No doubt just about anything beats cleaning up puke. And you are correct in that the taxpayers actually paid for mowing the yard, but the cop was gonna be paid either way, whether he was riding or sitting in a cop car or mowing grass, the labor rate is the same. Actually, two cops were being paid for this if you count the one who took the photo. I used to mow yards in my neighborhood when I was a kid; I got $1.25 for a standard yard and maybe $1.75 for a bigger one. But at that time a new push mower could be bought for about $35 and gas was about 32 cents per gallon. Hey, Larry. Hey, mow.
If all the two cops would have otherwise been doing is riding around in a cop car rather than finding something useful to do for the town or dept, then we agree it was a somewhat selfless act by the one cop, maybe not the other one unless he also did something for the old lady. At $50-60 per hour - 30-40 young neoplacebo equivalents ;) - I hope she ended up with the nicest lawn in town.
I shudder to consider the concept of 30 or 40 equivalents of myself; that would constitute a serious threat, or at least a notable menace. :lol:
As a former mower, I judge the lady's yard to be a disaster; I am assuming the plants in the photo are dandelions and if so, they are the biggest I've ever seen. The woman may want to consider a scorched earth policy for next year.

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Re: Good news/kindness only (please) thread

Unread post by O Really » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:02 pm

I don't know if they're putting more of these stories out to counter all the cop shootings, but here's another. Good story, no matter the reason.
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/police- ... 39017.html

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Re: Good news/kindness only (please) thread

Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:11 pm

neoplacebo wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:24 am
I shudder to consider the concept of 30 or 40 equivalents of myself; that would constitute a serious threat, or at least a notable menace. :lol:

I typed it then had to go away for a couple of hours because I scared myself so badly.

As a former mower, I judge the lady's yard to be a disaster; I am assuming the plants in the photo are dandelions and if so, they are the biggest I've ever seen. The woman may want to consider a scorched earth policy for next year.

She need to find a cop that does paving.

I'll bet she called in the welfare check herself and was really the one to bring up the state of the yard - devious like that elderly couple I "should have killed". As the Yippies said, "You can't trust anyone over 70," or something like that.
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Re: Good news/kindness only (please) thread

Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:25 pm

O Really wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:02 pm
I don't know if they're putting more of these stories out to counter all the cop shootings, but here's another. Good story, no matter the reason.
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/police- ... 39017.html
I'm good with a cop treating hungry kids as an immediate priority. Plus, he may have even shopped on his own time and certainly shopped with his own money.

That said, as you imply it's a little suspicious that he took a pic of the cart. Cop PR or just self-promotion?
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