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Offline gaden

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Muslim lady ripped me off
« on: October 16, 2021, 03:22:35 PM »
An old Muslim lady and her son came by to sell me something she had cooked, potato and beef samosa.  She said it's 12 for $10.  I said I already brought my lunch and don't want any.  She said 'OK how about $5 for 4 samosas'.  Anyway I knew she was ripping me off because I saw at the Halal supermarket they have samosa twice the size of her samosa for $1 each.

I thought maybe OK the lady might be just trying to make a living and doesn't have a job so might as well help her out.  SO I bought 4 measly samosas for $5.  While on her way out she saw that I have a bunch of flowers, basil and rosemary outside in the front and asked me if she could take some.  I said I can give her 2-3 basil and rosemary, I didn't think she would want flowers.  But she said she wanted some flowers too.  So I went inside to find a trowel to dig her some flowers out of a big pot.  When I walked back out she was already ripping the flowers off by hand.  Then she said she wanted some dirt and pots too.  I said well OK I guess I don't have any plants left some why not just give her some dirt.  Then she took all of the pots and dirt that I have,  except for the big pot because she couldn't carry it I guess.

I thought maybe she would feel some compassion in return and give me 10 samosas but she just got in her car and took off.  Do you think my high Taoist ideals failed me in trying to change the woman's ways?

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Re: Muslim lady ripped me off
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2021, 09:42:56 AM »
You are too kind. I would have done the same thing. I pity people like her. This filipino lady was selling me chocolate bars for 4x the price, but I bought it anyway to help her out. The muslim lady failed in her strategy, she should have picked a few and hid it in her hijab without you knowing. Although she was rude, you can tell she is determined to get what she wants and will seek it no matter what, those flowers and herbs you gave her affected her life positively and yours negatively. But don't worry, in your life and reincarnation, good things will happen to you, that is the Taoist way of things. Your karma level is so far, so good.

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Re: Muslim lady ripped me off
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2021, 02:55:24 PM »
I don't know whose idea it is to treat people kindly and they will yield and treat you kindly in return.  It's like there must be empathy in all people that at some point they'll snap out of it.  Perhaps there is empathy in them but their culture or reasoning makes up a reason to negate it.  She might think that oh this guy is so rich that taking a few things from him wouldn't hurt.  Well that's the way I think, it didn't hurt me one bit, but that's not the way to think. 

I was hoping mostly is for her to be a little compassionate or mannered, like tears flowing or something.  Like if you are being executed what's the best way to get out of an execution?  Maybe shed some tears to the executioner and say you'll make some cupcakes for him.


 
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