This shouldn't happen.

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Cutter, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. Cutter

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    Last year I bought my wife a Mustang GT with the Shelby package. It is a beautiful car. Today when I stopped on a side of town that is a hangout for predominately one race of people to buy gas, a young guy came walking over between me and the car and said, "nice car. You may want to think about not coming around here, though." I grinned, said appreciate it and got in the car and left. As we were leaving all eyes seemed to be focused on us. It's a free country. Nobody should be intimidated regardless of where they are. Although he may have wanted to give me a head's up on safety, I felt like it's a shame that it took place.
     
  2. ReformedBaptist

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    It is unfortunate, but the world had been filled with violence before. But praise God its not that bad, yet. I have realized that situations like that are possible. With gangs or crazies (i live in Atlanta...road rage) car jackings, et. Thank God for the 2nd Amendment. I have a carry permit and a 9mm that fits comfortably in the console of my truck.

    As a side note, I had a guy jump in front of my truck on the way home. I HAD to stop, and had my daughter with me. Before he got to my door, my pistol was in my hand. Good thing for him he didn't make a move.
     
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    That's right. You gotta' watch it when you're in Whitey Town.
     
  4. Amy.G

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    Yes, that is a shame. We live in a wicked world.

    You have excellent taste in cars though! I drive a 2004 40th anniversary pkg. Mustang GT 5 speed that is Competition orange. It's a head turner, but it's not a Shelby (you dog!). It's kinda fun when the younger crowd sees this middle age woman stepping out of it!
     
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    And if you-know-who had their way, you would not have had the right to even have that gun and who knows if you'd be alive. Gun control is a steady grip.
     
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    I actually understand.

    I work in Chicago, I get off at 1:30 am, I drive down Stony Island (South Side Chicago) to get on the interstate to go home. There was a couple of times I had to stop and get gas, usually not a problem, even in the wee hours of the morning. Although it is in the south side where it isn't a good area, it is very busy even that time of night, well lit and even patrolled by CPD. I had stopped several times in the past when I was driving my '98 Ford Taurus, never had a problem, homeless may ask for money or to wash my windows, but never gave me a problem when I said "No Thank You"

    Last summer I bought a used Red Honda Civic. It has pitch black tinted windows. It is a very pretty car and looks real Hyped up. It isn't it is actually stripped, but has good gas mileage for my 56 mile trip one way to work. The first time I stopped, I had seven teenage boys literally surround me at the gas station window. I watched my back and even my car. It was nothing less then sure intimidation.

    Second time, The credit card thing at the pump didn't work, so I gave the attendant my card so I could prepay. I filled up my tank, went back to get my card. There was a short line, but the person in fron was being difficult. I was the only causcasian person. A white female in a nursing uniform. There were actually 3 other people in line, all African American. A man approached me, asked for money. I really only had money for the tolls, it was the day before payday. I explained I had no money. He then proceeded to ask me to give hima ride to the interstate, I said no. I may be blonde, but I am not stupid. He gave me some sad story he had to go to some hospital to identify his 8month old died daughters body. I said I still wasn't giving him a ride. He proceeded to Harass me. He Never asked anyone else in line for money, only me. The attendant still had my credit card, I had to pay for the gas I just pumped. The person in front was being picky on her order, so what could I do? The man kept saying this white women was afraid of the blacks she is predjudice and so forth. So I left the line, went to my car, called 911. I explained what was happening. They assurred me they would send CPD out. I went back to the line and told the man I got him a ride to the hospital. He kept saying so you will give me a ride. I smiled and said no, by then I was able to pay for my gas, get my card, and look at the man I told him, I just called CPD, they will give him a ride to the hospital to identify his dead baby body. His jaw dropped. I got in my car and CPD pulled into the station.

    I refuse to be intimidated, I may be shot, but I refuse to be intimidated
     
  7. ccrobinson

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    Brilliant! Fantastic! Great thinking on your feet. :thumbs:

    I totally agree, but that line reminds me of an exchange on my favorite TV show.

    R: "They've got guns. And you don't."
    D: "Which makes me the better person, don't you think? They can shoot me dead, but the moral high ground is mine."

    :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    evil world, really.
    but, at least, over here, the lines are drawn.
    you're white, you know which places and what situations to avoid.
    you're black, same thing, and so with browns, and yellows.

    but where I come from, it's totally different.
    in my time, I mean, don't know now, though.
    then, you come from the south, and you're in Manila, you don't feel the "look down" and see the smirks until you speak, and they hear that accent.
    same thing if you come from the North.

    evil world.

    I am very sorry to hear about what happened to you, cutter, very sorry.
    Maranatha, even so, come, Lord Jesus. (just wanna git outta here, Lord).
     
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    1. Simply the consequences of living in a falling world, but one day God will bring an end to all this madness.

    2. Unfortunately, this is sinister activity is even encouraged by the redeemed. God, have mercy on us all.
     
  10. Filmproducer

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    What in the world is that supposed to mean?
     
  11. Filmproducer

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    You're right this shouldn't happen. It is very sad indeed. Your story reminded me of this well meaning old man in my parent's church. After I married my husband he told me he was concerned about my well being. He went on to explain how I would not be able to drive through a small town in Alabama, (where he was from), during a klan rally with my husband because we might be shot. Of course not, but why would I do that anyway? Now, he was not being mean, in his own unique way he was concerned. I look forward to the day when none of us will have to deal with such nonsense.
     
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    What IS that supposed to mean??
     
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    :confused: huh? I was asking about the meaning of the "not supposed to happen in Whitey Town" comment? Is there something wrong with that?
     
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    But, that is not what the poster you quoted said. The quote was actually:
    He made no reference to whether or not anything should or should not happen there.
     
  15. Filmproducer

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    Fine, whatever, I wasn't being mean. I just wanted to know what it meant. Forgive me for saying anything... Carry on with out me. Didn't mean to offend anyone's delicate sensibilities or cause a fight. It was a legitimate question.
     
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    No one accused you of doing any of those things. I just corrected the misquoted material.
     
  17. Amy.G

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    I was also wanting to know what that comment meant. I didn't mean to confuse you. I, like you, did not understand the comment.
     
  18. Filmproducer

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    :laugh: Whew! I have to say I am relieved, because I still have no idea what it meant, and for a moment there I literally felt like that kid at school who is left out of everything.
     
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    Hey! I was that kid! :laugh:
     
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    Didn't someone once say, "I have a dream"

    Me too
     

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