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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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the karma hat
this is a fairly shit non-story, but meh.

A few years ago i was a wet-behind the ears apprentice-type dickhead, doing a job that involved being out and about all over the place at various times of day. One autumn i was working a split-day (12pm - 12am) and as it had been a sunny afternoon i'd neglected to bring any warm gear. That night winter fell with a bump and I was working outside in the very cold darkness in only a thin fleece. One of the more experienced lads lent me a spare jacket and woolly hat, so life became slightly more bearable.

at the end of the night, i gave him back his jacket and made some admiring comment about the hat, and being the lovely bloke he was he let me keep it. I'd learned my lesson, so as soon as i could, i put together a bag of spare clothes, coat, gloves and hats to take with me on jobs - just in case of inclement weather.

a few months later, i was out working and one of the guys i was with had come out without a hat, and was rather chilly. So i gave him the hat, and explained how i'd come about it. I also let him keep the hat at the end of the night.

a couple of years later I met that bloke again, and he remembered me, and told me how he had passed the hat on himself in similar circumstances, to a bloke who he'd later discovered had done the same too.

I like the idea of a karma hat.
(, Thu 9 Feb 2012, 20:42, closed)
That's how lice gets spread
that'll be a right mucky hat by now
(, Thu 9 Feb 2012, 21:36, closed)
Warmed
the cockles of my heart did that
(, Thu 9 Feb 2012, 22:36, closed)
I like this
Duly clicked
(, Thu 9 Feb 2012, 23:11, closed)
Karma hat!
:)

Clicked
(, Fri 10 Feb 2012, 0:30, closed)
this is cool, i like.

(, Fri 10 Feb 2012, 4:21, closed)
And now
you've all got nits.
*Scratches scalp*
(, Fri 10 Feb 2012, 7:56, closed)
I have a very similar story involving a chameleon.

(, Fri 10 Feb 2012, 9:32, closed)

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