The Kindest People: Be Excellent to Each Other (Volume 7)

The Kindest People: Be Excellent to Each Other (Volume 7)

by David Bruce

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This book contains stories about 250 good deeds, including these: 1) Dave Grohl, Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman, went to a Towers Record store and bought some music. The manager rang up his order and began to give him a discount, but Mr. Grohl noticed and asked, “Whoa, dude, do you know who I am?” Of course, the manger did, and Mr. Grohl said, “Then you know I don’t need a discount. Give it to those guys.” The guys in line in back of him got the discount. 2) Redditor nuvistor wrote that “in my panhandling phase during a few months in 2008, I went to a Nob Hill and asked the manager if he had a sandwich that was about to expire or anything, and he gave me one, and told me he much, much preferred people ask him than take stuff; he can generally help them out.” 3) On 6 October 2014, following allegations of harassment and bullying and intimidation by Sayreville War Memorial football players in the Parlin section of Sayreville, New Jersey, school officials announced that the rest of the football season had been cancelled. Superintendent Richard Labbe said, “There was enough evidence that there were incidents of harassment, of intimidation and bullying that took place on a pervasive level, on a wide-scale level and at a level at which the players knew, tolerated and generally accepted. Based upon what has been substantiated to have occurred, we have canceled the remainder of the football season. We can set the standard right now for all kids for all school districts in Middlesex County, in the state and in the nation that we are not going to stand around and allow kids to do this to one another. We are going to start holding our students responsible for doing the right thing and reporting these kinds of behaviors. I believe with every fiber of my body that the only way we are going to stop bullying is if we get the kids to go to an adult or to the authorities.” An unidentified local official told ABC News, “They [Freshmen] would live in fear of seniors and juniors. They would race to the locker room to get changed and get out before the older kids got there.” A parent of a younger player did the right thing and called the police. The unidentified local official said, “It was a parent of a younger kid being taunted, threatened, bullied.”

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152395877
Publisher: David Bruce
Publication date: 10/04/2015
Series: Kindest People: Be Excellent to Each Other
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 240,260
File size: 325 KB

About the Author

Libraries, download my books free at https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/bruceb David Bruce is a retired anecdote columnist at "The Athens News" in Athens, Ohio. He has also retired from teaching English at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio

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The Kindest People: Be Excellent to Each Other (Volume 1) 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Driving home early one morning, on a dark, deserted country road, my sister just happened to notice that a car had driven off an embankment up ahead. Without any thought to her own safety, she pulled over, got out of her car, and proceeded to climb down the hill to check on the situation. Thank God she did! The driver was unconscious and bleeding profusely from a head wound. She took off her sweatshirt, used it to staunch the flow of blood, called 911, and waited with the man until the paramedics arrived. Though she never found out if he survived that awful crash, I know he knew, somehow, that someone was with him during those most critical moments.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm sorry. One trivial story after another. I was hoping for something inspiring and memorable