I just gifted a ticket to a friend and it felt really good.

I just gifted a ticket to a friend and it felt really good.

Postby soupman » Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:56 am

First time a gay man ever made a woman squeal.

:)


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Postby jkisha » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:03 am

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Postby Savannah » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:06 am

Nice!
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Postby ben-no » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:14 am

Seeing This just made my day.
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Postby graidawg » Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:54 pm

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Postby capjbadger » Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:42 pm

If there's one thing I hate, it's people that do good deeds simply so they can go "Hey look at me! Look at how good I am!". Fucking praisemongers.

You gifted a ticket. Fucking awesome. :D

Posting on here just so you can get a bunch of praise. Fucking lame. :?

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Postby Eric » Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:44 pm

soupman wrote:First time a gay man ever made a woman squeal.


No, it's not. :twisted:
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Postby capjbadger » Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:45 pm

Eric wrote:
soupman wrote:First time a gay man ever made a woman squeal.


No, it's not. :twisted:

*High Five* :twisted:

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Postby Playa Hater » Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:35 pm

capjbadger wrote:If there's one thing I hate, it's people that do good deeds simply so they can go "Hey look at me! Look at how good I am!". Fucking praisemongers.

You gifted a ticket. Fucking awesome. :D

Posting on here just so you can get a bunch of praise. Fucking lame. :?

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Gift Shark, I think is the correct term.
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Postby Savannah » Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:51 pm

Maybe so . . . though if I were looking for a ticket, I honestly wouldn't mind an attention-basking Gift Shark. :)
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Postby soupman » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:21 pm

Eric wrote:
soupman wrote:First time THIS gay man ever made a woman squeal.


No, it's not. :twisted:


Fixed :wink:


Honestly capjbadger, I wasn't trying to get praise at all- just break up all the "hey I need a ticket" threads with something a little more positive to think about- dude it's like less than 3 weeks away and everyone's in this frenzy over the whole ticket thing. Hey maybe someone has some awesome story about how they were gifted a ticket one time. It's a chatboard. People say shit on it.

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Postby capjbadger » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:55 pm

Playa Hater wrote:
capjbadger wrote:If there's one thing I hate, it's people that do good deeds simply so they can go "Hey look at me! Look at how good I am!". Fucking praisemongers.

You gifted a ticket. Fucking awesome. :D

Posting on here just so you can get a bunch of praise. Fucking lame. :?

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Gift Shark, I think is the correct term.

Gift shark? huh... that's one I haven't heard before.

Savannah wrote:Maybe so . . . though if I were looking for a ticket, I honestly wouldn't mind an attention-basking Gift Shark.

I see what you did there... lol >^.^<

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Postby waywardvirtuoso » Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:36 pm

You know, when I do things for others and it makes me smile, I never tell people for the praise I might get. I tell others because it made me feel good and I hope to make others feel good. MAYBE it will inspire someone else to do something awesome & the "do a good deed" train can keep rolling.

Now I do think there's no such thing as a selfless act. We all do things only because of how it impacts us... even if we do "the right thing because it's the right thing" we're doing it because of how doing the right thing makes us feel.

I think it's awesome Soupman gifted a ticket. I think it's awesome he shared it with us. And if anyone is looking to make another lady squeal, I'll be practicing my squeal while I hunt for a ticket. :wink:
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Postby shimgotit » Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:52 pm

i helped an old lady cross the street today....
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Postby waywardvirtuoso » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:08 pm

See shimgotit. that's awesome. i think you just inspired me to do something. I dont know what yet but i'll do it.
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Postby Key Man » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:36 pm

capjbadger wrote:If there's one thing I hate, it's people that do good deeds simply so they can go "Hey look at me! Look at how good I am!". Fucking praisemongers.

You gifted a ticket. Fucking awesome. :D

Posting on here just so you can get a bunch of praise. Fucking lame. :?

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Wow, you're suspicious. C'mon, OP didn't give a valuable ticket away "simply" so he/she could brag about it. People don't do that.

At the end of the day, which is better:

A - bestow a BM ticket upon someone, and then mention it in public.

or

B - don't bestow a BM ticket upon anyone, and gripe because someone who did mentioned it in public.

"A" makes the world a better place. And the post about it might inspire others to do the same.
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Postby graidawg » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:17 pm

can i have a ticket so i can give it to someone? i'm not gay but i would like to make a lady squeal too - not that i have anyone in mind but i was hoping to be able to give a ticket away this year but dammit they all sold out before i could buy a spare......
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Postby capjbadger » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:57 pm

Key Man wrote:
capjbadger wrote:If there's one thing I hate, it's people that do good deeds simply so they can go "Hey look at me! Look at how good I am!". Fucking praisemongers.

You gifted a ticket. Fucking awesome. :D

Posting on here just so you can get a bunch of praise. Fucking lame. :?

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Wow, you're suspicious. C'mon, OP didn't give a valuable ticket away "simply" so he/she could brag about it. People don't do that.

At the end of the day, which is better:

A - bestow a BM ticket upon someone, and then mention it in public.

or

B - don't bestow a BM ticket upon anyone, and gripe because someone who did mentioned it in public.

"A" makes the world a better place. And the post about it might inspire others to do the same.

The point was the only reason to this post was to toot his/her own horn. A normal person lets others do the horn tooting for them.

C - Gift the ticket and be humble about it instead of calling attention to the deed.

Your B option is a thinly veiled and clumsy retort at me. Who says I haven't gifted tickets this year? But you don't see me bragging about it. :roll:

If your deed is worthy of praise, others will tell the story. Posting this is nothing but self-aggrandizing grandstanding and sullies the act.

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Postby OregonRed » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:36 am

Badger, I love you. I really do. 99% of the time I agree with everything you say... But not this time.

I think it's awesome the Soupman gifted a ticket. And I totally understand why he posted. After all the horrible shit with people selling tickets at an extreme mark-up and the whiners posting about how unfair it is that they don't have a ticket, it's delightful to see a thread saying how great it feels to gift a ticket to someone deserving. Not tooting his own horn, just reminding us the true joy of gifting.

2 billion happy points to Soupman for reminding people what a joy it is to give a gift.
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Postby capjbadger » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:03 am

Thanks. Back atcha Red. :) *hug*

As I said before, the actual act of the gift I think is awesome. He really made someone's day. I'm sure he has at least three cracked ribs from the resulting hug. ;)

Perhaps I was just raised differently. One does not announce their good deeds. The point is to DO the deed. Word gets around about those that are good people. There is no need to tell people "I did such and such...". The act of seeking praise for a good act taints the motivation behind the act.

I'm not trying to take anything away from the act itself. I'm simply pointing out the conflict in selfless vs selfish motivations.

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Postby gaminwench » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:12 am

But isn't Soupman basically anonymous?

I can say thank you to Soupman, and send Soupman a virtual hug, but...

is it self-aggrandizing if no one actually knows who he/she/it is??
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Postby BBadger » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:49 am

You want a prize?

Nah, I'm just joking with that snark. That's great that you gifted someone a ticket especially in these times.

Still... there's just a great satisfaction in doing something for someone, but not telling anyone about it. Actions without words and all that.
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Postby Sic Pup » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:51 am

shimgotit wrote:i helped an old lady cross the street today....


I went out in drag and gave a do-gooder a sense of purpose today.
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Postby jenkalea » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:44 am

Soupman, that's awesome.


As for reporting one's good deeds, I think we can all agree it's generally better to do a good deed and share it, than not to do the good deed at all. Some people embrace an ethos of humility, other people want to hear about others' good deeds as a source of joy and inspiration, but all of us agree that doing good deeds is a positive.

In this particular case, the action far outweighs any probable benefit from posting about it, which makes it a very obvious Good Thing in my book. Additionally, Soupman didn't try to say what anyone else should do, he simply stated what he had personally done, in a very positive and judgment-free way.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:57 am

Sic Pup wrote:
shimgotit wrote:i helped an old lady cross the street today....


I went out in drag and gave a do-gooder a sense of purpose today.

That's pretty much why I went with the no-legs thing. I give so many people such joy by letting them open doors for me.

Of course, they aren't really around when the cord of my earbuds gets wrapped around my axel, but you know, I don't need any help with that.
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Postby Playa Hater » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:46 am

Key Man wrote:Wow, you're suspicious. C'mon, OP didn't give a valuable ticket away "simply" so he/she could brag about it. People don't do that.


People don't do that? Haha im sorry but you are wrong. People do that all the time.

Im with badger on this. Gift your ticket. Great. But to go telling people about it like that is kinda bad form.
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Postby Neverloved » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:35 pm

Th closeted hetero wanted to come out of the closet.
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