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Secret Santa Pays $46k in Layaways at PA Wal Mart

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posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

Ok.

*shrugs*




posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 01:34 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

I don't know what motivates people to do what they do, but I think it as a nice thing to do.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 01:35 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

If giving away 46 grand is not a concern then the tax is hardly likely to be an issue.
No more impressive than someone on minimum wage slipping £20 to their local food bank.
Perspective is all.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

If you disagree then go for it.
I don't speak *shrugs* sorry.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 01:40 PM
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To sum up the thread, Merry Christmas and Bah Humbug.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 01:40 PM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: DBCowboy

If you disagree then go for it.
I don't speak *shrugs* sorry.


Why does it matter?

You don't think it as an appropriate thing to do.

Uh, okay.

It's not like you get a trophy if you win an ATS argument.

Disagree away!

Hell, disagree some more!

You disagreeing does not impact my feelings towards the gesture.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 01:49 PM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: Bluntone22

Whatever, I think it was a waste when far more needy people could have benefited.
But yeah little Johnny's new X box...you're breaking my heart now.


I bet you are fun at funerals...



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 01:50 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

We agree it was a kind gesture at least.
I just think it was a waste of 46 grand when there are hungry people using food banks in that particular PA region.
It is a reasoned position to hold.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 01:52 PM
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a reply to: opethPA

Do you have a more mature, reasoned, and on topic contribution to make in this thread than that?



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 01:56 PM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: thesaneone

Yes I know.
Talking about a member (me) instead of discussing the topic.
I chose to respond as I am free to do so.
Unfortunately ATS is not your website.



Nobody is telling you not to say what's on your mind, we know you are free to say whatever you like just as we can say you have a grinch attitude.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 01:59 PM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: opethPA

Do you have a more mature, reasoned, and on topic contribution to make in this thread than that?


Nope not really.

You want to find fault with someone or something paying off the layaway for random strangers then have at it..
Sometimes, in life, you take your moments of joy when you can get them and Im sure that single mother who wasnt sure how she was going to afford the gifts for her kids is experiencing unexpected joy this holiday season.

Her joy is no less important then anyone else who is need but hey some people always need something to complain about.. =)



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 02:06 PM
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a reply to: opethPA

No, her joy is less important than someone who doesn't know where their next meal is coming from.
I respect your right to believe that lil Johnny's x-box is more important though.

I enjoy debate not warm fuzzy mutual agreement love-in's.
And yep, 46 grand on consumer goods is a waste in my opinion when that area in PA has hungry people using food banks.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 02:09 PM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: opethPA

No, her joy is less important than someone who doesn't know where their next meal is coming from.
I respect your right to believe that lil Johnny's x-box is more important though.

I enjoy debate not warm fuzzy mutual agreement love-in's.
And yep, 46 grand on consumer goods is a waste in my opinion when that area in PA has hungry people using food banks.




edit on 10-12-2016 by thesaneone because: Not going to feed the grinch



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 02:14 PM
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a reply to: thesaneone

Nope, interesting debate, that is different of course.
It is not me being overly emotional in this thread or throwing ad hominems around, or childish Grinch videos with no comment.
This is a debating site in current affairs.
Take it to off topic General Chat if you want the warm fuzzy love-in, or the shed lol

*edit*
I see your edit.
No reasoned opinion to offer?
Oh dear.
edit on 10.12.2016 by grainofsand because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 02:18 PM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: opethPA

No, her joy is less important than someone who doesn't know where their next meal is coming from.
I respect your right to believe that lil Johnny's x-box is more important though.

I enjoy debate not warm fuzzy mutual agreement love-in's.
And yep, 46 grand on consumer goods is a waste in my opinion when that area in PA has hungry people using food banks.


Awesome, good on you for being able to define who is more worthy of joy..
Thankfully it wont detract any from the people that got something from this .



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 02:20 PM
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a reply to: opethPA

Yes, it is of course obvious that hungry people come before Lil Johnny's x-box, unless you can reason otherwise?



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 02:24 PM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: opethPA

Yes, it is of course obvious that hungry people come before Lil Johnny's x-box, unless you can reason otherwise?



You keep saying Xbox.
Maybe Jonny is getting some new shoes that don't have holes or a new winter coat to keep him warm.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 02:25 PM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: opethPA

Yes, it is of course obvious that hungry people come before Lil Johnny's x-box, unless you can reason otherwise?


Ah the homeless automatically makes you more noble then someone else argument..

What's to say that the single mother didnt have a comforter on lay away to keep her kids warm..

You want to feel like you have the moral high-ground on then this great, it literally has no impact on my thinking great if someone in what can be a horrible world received some unexpected joy..



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 02:27 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Yeah okay.
Average of 200+ dollars per 194 layaway, we can only imagine.
Food is still more important to hungry people using food banks in that particular PA region though.
Perhaps you disagree about that?



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 02:31 PM
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a reply to: opethPA

I think that is unlikely but I respect your right to an opinion though.
Clutching at straws at best, the 46 grand would have helped many more actually hungry people.
That is a fact even if you don't like it.



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