Beyond The Call Of Duty

Forumosa has helped many, many people over the years. If you're one of them, and you'd like to share your positive experiences, we'd love to hear your stories!

Moderators: Tempo Gain, ironlady

Beyond The Call Of Duty

Postby jimipresley » 23 Oct 2010, 09:35

I invited a couple of dear friends, fellow forumosans, to dinner last night.

One, a lifelong friend and mentor, lavished me with a plethora of teaching aids. A unexpected and most welcome kindness.

The other, a dear brother accompanied by his darling, magnificent (mere adjectives simply do not do her justice), wife, arrived with the gift of a surround-sound system for my DVD player. This is a couple who have endured severe trauma of late, who, despite all recent predicaments, displayed generosity and kindness that will not easily be forgotten.

My first lovely friend I have known virtually all of my adult life. The second, I met at my first Forumosa Happy Hour.
Both, I assured, were welcome to dinner and drinks without the need for reciprocation.

These are the type of friends that humble me and make me proud to be a member of this worthy community. :bow:
You can live here and have a great life and not be the least bit into living the local life. Clowns will try to diss you for it saying you gotta get down with the program, but fuck em, treat this place like a buffet and yous be on a diet. Take what you want and nothing extra, slam those oysters, but leave the bread sticks and dinner rolls behind. - Deuce Dropper

I'm much more of a nasty rotter in real life, especially with vapid or vacuous verbiage from the ill read & intellectually challenged. - TheGingerMan

Don't be a cheap cunt. - Deuce Dropper
Forumosan avatar
jimipresley
Maitreya Buddha (Mílèfó)
 
Posts: 10593
ORIGINAL POSTER
Joined: 06 Dec 2004, 18:23
Location: The Abyss. Awaiting YOUR company.
939 Recommends(s)
353 Recognized(s)

6000

Re: Beyond The Call Of Duty

Postby TainanCowboy » 23 Oct 2010, 09:51

A lovely story JP.
Kindness and unexpected generosity can bring tears of joy sometimes.
"Pardon him, Theodotus; he is a barbarian and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature" --- "Caesar and Cleopatra"...G.B. Shaw
-----
Kid Rock - Born Free
-----
"The big sisters are usually hot, but the dads smell of alcohol and tobacco....and have dirty feet with dead toe nails in blue slippers. "...Bob_Honest on "The Culture"
------
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes
------
Isaiah 40:31
Forumosan avatar
TainanCowboy
Guan Yin (Guānyīn)
 
Posts: 16234
Joined: 18 Jun 2004, 17:50
Location: Tainan - The Original Taiwan
103 Recommends(s)
49 Recognized(s)

6000

Re: Beyond The Call Of Duty

Postby TheGingerMan » 23 Oct 2010, 10:01

Glad to hear you have folks that care about you. You seem like an exceptional chap. :thumbsup:
Now, how come I never got a dinner invite? :ponder:
"Turne ye to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope,
even to day do I declare that I will render double unto thee:"

~~~ZECHARIAH 9:12

"Or fill high hawkfell of my hand,
with skalds reward for skilled word?"

~~~Egill Skallagrimssøn, c.974


"Opinion is underrated since it is too difficult for most and not understood by the rest."
~~~elektronisk
Forumosan avatar
TheGingerMan
Bureaucrat of the Underworld (cóng dìyù lái de guānliáo)
Bureaucrat of the Underworld (cóng dìyù lái de guānliáo)
 
Posts: 7689
Joined: 29 Aug 2005, 00:38
Location: The Thin Edge Of The Wedge
3 Recommends(s)
210 Recognized(s)

6000

Re: Beyond The Call Of Duty

Postby jimipresley » 23 Oct 2010, 10:06

TheGingerMan wrote: how come I never got a dinner invite? :ponder:

My door is always open to you, dear Mr Ginger. That goes for you, too, Mr TC, and all of you wonderful people.
You can live here and have a great life and not be the least bit into living the local life. Clowns will try to diss you for it saying you gotta get down with the program, but fuck em, treat this place like a buffet and yous be on a diet. Take what you want and nothing extra, slam those oysters, but leave the bread sticks and dinner rolls behind. - Deuce Dropper

I'm much more of a nasty rotter in real life, especially with vapid or vacuous verbiage from the ill read & intellectually challenged. - TheGingerMan

Don't be a cheap cunt. - Deuce Dropper
Forumosan avatar
jimipresley
Maitreya Buddha (Mílèfó)
 
Posts: 10593
ORIGINAL POSTER
Joined: 06 Dec 2004, 18:23
Location: The Abyss. Awaiting YOUR company.
939 Recommends(s)
353 Recognized(s)

6000

Re: Beyond The Call Of Duty

Postby TheGingerMan » 23 Oct 2010, 11:16

jimipresley wrote:
TheGingerMan wrote: how come I never got a dinner invite? :ponder:

My door is always open to you, dear Mr Ginger.


Cheers, mate. Though, it might be a long time afore I'm at your door.
Windsor Ontario is a long way from the bowels of Sanchung (Sanchong).
And why are you so happy today? Find a briefcase full of good morning?
Not very snarky, I must say........
:woodstock:
"Turne ye to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope,
even to day do I declare that I will render double unto thee:"

~~~ZECHARIAH 9:12

"Or fill high hawkfell of my hand,
with skalds reward for skilled word?"

~~~Egill Skallagrimssøn, c.974


"Opinion is underrated since it is too difficult for most and not understood by the rest."
~~~elektronisk
Forumosan avatar
TheGingerMan
Bureaucrat of the Underworld (cóng dìyù lái de guānliáo)
Bureaucrat of the Underworld (cóng dìyù lái de guānliáo)
 
Posts: 7689
Joined: 29 Aug 2005, 00:38
Location: The Thin Edge Of The Wedge
3 Recommends(s)
210 Recognized(s)

6000





 
 
 x

Return to Testimonials



Who is online

Forumosans browsing this forum: No Forumosans and 1 visitor

Later never exists -- UNKNOWN