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Crackhouseceilidhband asks: Has anyone ever been nice to you, out of the blue, for no reason? Have you ever helped an old lady across the road, even if she didn't want to? Make me believe that the world is a better place than the media and experience suggest

(, Thu 9 Feb 2012, 13:03)
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No good deed goes unpunished.
I used to work on Gower Street, walking past the UCL hospital from Warren Street to get to the office. It was my first job, I didn't much care about it and was frequently late. One morning there was an old lady, just standing, crying, on the Euston Road, so I stopped to ask if she was OK. Apparently she'd been taken to a hospital appointment that morning by ambulence, but been left to make her own way home and had no idea where she was. I managed to get out of her that she lived near Kings Cross, so tried to give her directions but coudl tell she wasn't understanding me at all. (Although 'Kings Cross? well, if you just keep walking straight in that direction...*points*...you'll get to the station' doesn't seem too hard to grasp, but hey...). I eventually asked if she would like me to walk her home and I've never seen anyone so grateful and relieved in all my life. It took about 45 minutes to do the 15-20 minute walk with her, and all the way we talked and actually, it was really lovely. I saw her to her door, declined her offer of a cup of tea and headed back to the office, about an hour and a half late.

I spoke to my boss, explained what had happened and he listened, nodded politely and promptly told me I was now going to get my first written warning for my timekeeping.

Oh well, it was worth it.
(, Thu 9 Feb 2012, 13:27, 14 replies)
I call lies.
You are too evil for something like this.
(, Thu 9 Feb 2012, 13:38, closed)
I'm fucking lovely me.

It's you cunts that wind me up that are the problem...
(, Thu 9 Feb 2012, 13:40, closed)
You are just trying to make your self seem nice young Scarpe after all the brow beating you have been doing on here.
I heard rumors that rory lyon is your comedy account alter ego.
(, Thu 9 Feb 2012, 13:42, closed)
If I had a comedy account
I'd put some actual comedy in it...
(, Thu 9 Feb 2012, 13:43, closed)
You got me there.

(, Thu 9 Feb 2012, 13:44, closed)
What an arse
Your boss, that is.

And Pippa Middleton.
(, Thu 9 Feb 2012, 13:41, closed)
He was an arse
but in this case, I'd been so consistently late that I doubt I'd have believed me either.
(, Thu 9 Feb 2012, 13:42, closed)
And Kylie

(, Thu 9 Feb 2012, 13:42, closed)
And that bird off lazytown.

(, Thu 9 Feb 2012, 13:44, closed)
And your mum
And my mum
(, Thu 9 Feb 2012, 13:48, closed)
Your boss was a cunt

(, Thu 9 Feb 2012, 13:46, closed)
If you ever get a job you'll soon discover that it's perfectly reasonable to discipline an employee for persistent lateness
Still that's not likely to happen any time soon.
(, Thu 9 Feb 2012, 14:08, closed)
Did you get her number?
I like a love story
(, Thu 9 Feb 2012, 14:09, closed)
Did you pop back round, after work,
and go at it like rabbits?
(, Thu 9 Feb 2012, 14:48, closed)

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