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View Poll Results: Do you ever choose pride over morality?
Yes 4 57.14%
no 3 42.86%
dont know 0 0%
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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Default Do you ever take pride over morality?

hello,


i was thinking of this earlier. a few days ago i had to go to a food pantry and get food because of these hard economic times and when i got home and was unloading the food that was given to me one of my neighbors came up to me and asked where i got the food and for a second i panicked because i didnt want to lie but i also didnt want to be embarrassed so i just said i went to Krogers and after i said that i felt a little down for awhile because i hardly ever lie. but i didnt want my pride to be dented has something like this ever happened to you
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:16 AM
 
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hello,


i was thinking of this earlier. a few days ago i had to go to a food pantry and get food because of these hard economic times and when i got home and was unloading the food that was given to me one of my neighbors came up to me and asked where i got the food and for a second i panicked because i didnt want to lie but i also didnt want to be embarrassed so i just said i went to Krogers and after i said that i felt a little down for awhile because i hardly ever lie. but i didnt want my pride to be dented has something like this ever happened to you
I am just curious why in the world would one of your neighbors even come up and ask you where you got the food.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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the church that gave the food out is supplied with some foods that arent found in stores. and some of the food i had was really good and i guess that person had had that food before and was wondering where i got it or something.

i thought that was weird to. i was like why is he asking me this?
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:21 AM
 
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the church that gave the food out is supplied with some foods that arent found in stores. and some of the food i had was really good and i guess that person had had that food before and was wondering where i got it or something.

i thought that was weird to. i was like why is he asking me this?
Yeah, lol.
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:57 AM
 
Location: All around the world.....
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hello,


i was thinking of this earlier. a few days ago i had to go to a food pantry and get food because of these hard economic times and when i got home and was unloading the food that was given to me one of my neighbors came up to me and asked where i got the food and for a second i panicked because i didnt want to lie but i also didnt want to be embarrassed so i just said i went to Krogers and after i said that i felt a little down for awhile because i hardly ever lie. but i didnt want my pride to be dented has something like this ever happened to you


As a believer(Christian);
The word of God has instructed us on how to handle affairs in this "world"
Pride is at the top of the list
the rest is in the book
In a hurry so , I wasn't able to answer as thoroughly as I like
my $.02 cents anyways
God Bless You
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:08 AM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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I would hope I would have had the presence of mind to ask " why do you ask?".

I had a snoopy neighbor like that once. One time when he asked me what I had in a sack that I had just brought home, I said "Something to make spoopy neighbors ask questions". That was after he kept bugging me everytime I went some where, and every time I came back home.

So, I would prefer to answer in that manner, than to lie.
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:10 AM
 
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I would say "Nunya" i.e. Nun ya business.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Oxford, OH
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Sometimes if you share your struggles you find they have struggles also. Now I realize sometimes it is just a neighbor being rude. But what if they were moved with compasion and wanted to help in some way. You might give someone an opportunity to serve.
I look on the bright side I guess..LOL
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:50 AM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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My neighbor was not known to be helpful. When I'd come out of our house and head for our car, he would say," where you goin' 'Murry" ? That is how he pronounced my name.)

When I'd come back from being gone awhile, he'd ask , " Where you been...to Jackpot? " Just a nosy old coot. He wasn't lonely. He had a large family all around the small town.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:52 AM
 
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Sometimes if you share your struggles you find they have struggles also. Now I realize sometimes it is just a neighbor being rude. But what if they were moved with compasion and wanted to help in some way. You might give someone an opportunity to serve.
I look on the bright side I guess..LOL
Well, I don't know what the whole story is behind this unless the neighbor knew there was some hardship or something then you are right. But for a neighbor just to walk up out of the blue and say where did you get your groceries, that is pretty odd.
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