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    Am I a sucker or what?

    You know - I am beginning to think it just doesn't pay to be a nice guy (or gal) anymore. I had two extra tickets to Lime Creek Christmas. I but them on Ebay for Buy It Now at face value only. Within an hour someone bought them.

    I just went on Ebay and now that person is trying to sell the very same tickets for $175.00 - auction # 1301051054! Am a sucker or what. I feel so angry about this.

    Not on a Garth note - but a week ago I found some money in a parking lot and reported it to the police. I had asked that if the money was not claimed by the owner that I would like it. They told me it does not work that way and I would not get the money.

    I am in tears right now. I know in my heart I did the right thing - but it still makes me very angry and sad.

    JoAnne
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    I hear them saying you'll never change things
    And no matter what you do it's still the same thing
    But it's not the world that I am changing
    I do this so this world we know
    Never changes me

    THE CHANGE (Tony Arata, Wayne Tester)

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    Joanne -

    It does seem that anymore the people doing the "right" things get kicked in the teeth. No rewards - regardless of efforts at times.

    But you, Joanne - can look in the mirror - see yourself, smile, and know you've proven time and time again that you have autonomy, you live by what you believe is right. And that Joanne is the basis for the positive self-esteem that you've earned - that no one can take from you.

    Hawk

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    Unfortunately the person is allowed to do just that. Guess you just learned a valuable lesson about why you might want to find someone through PG who might need tickets instead of offering them to the world on eBay.

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    Joanne!

    Sending you a big hug!!

    Sorry you had to go through that

    Moni

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    Originally posted by PJ
    Unfortunately the person is allowed to do just that. Guess you just learned a valuable lesson about why you might want to find someone through PG who might need tickets instead of offering them to the world on eBay.
    Hi PJ ... I did try to sell them through PG - but when I got no takers ... I offered them on Ebay. Never again!

    JoAnne
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    The one the wolves pull down

    WOLVES (Stephanie Davis)


    I hear them saying you'll never change things
    And no matter what you do it's still the same thing
    But it's not the world that I am changing
    I do this so this world we know
    Never changes me

    THE CHANGE (Tony Arata, Wayne Tester)

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    I echo to what Hawk said earlier

    Just do what you gotta do!!


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    JoAnne, it's a shame anyone would do that. Some people will do anything to make a few bucks though. I hope some true fans get the tickets in the end at least.

    Lisa
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    Thanks everyone. I guess I will just focus on how excited I am to see the show ... just a couple more weeks and I will be there! It still bugs me through. If my husband knew I sold those other tickets at face value - he would kill me.

    May you all have safe and blessed holidays ahead!

    JoAnne
    Oh Lord, keep me from bein'
    The one the wolves pull down

    WOLVES (Stephanie Davis)


    I hear them saying you'll never change things
    And no matter what you do it's still the same thing
    But it's not the world that I am changing
    I do this so this world we know
    Never changes me

    THE CHANGE (Tony Arata, Wayne Tester)

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    JoAnne
    Just don't let your husband see this thread and you should be alright.

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    Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tide.....
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    Hi JoAnne!

    You are definitely no sucker!!! I´m so sorry for the things and feelings you went though!
    I also can tell my stories about it.
    One is: It happened some few weeks ago. My mom, my brother and I wanted to go downdown and have a great time. Near my flat was a car with broken glasses. I am always careful, so I stopped and looked. I wanted to call the police. My mom (Well, I love her from the bottom of my heart, but if things don´t go the way they are planned, she´s starting some trouble!) wanted to go on our way. My brother understood me, but didn´t really care about. Well, I followed my heart and called the police with my mobile. I told them the place and everything, they needed to know. Last I asked, if it would be neccessary, that I wait. The man told me: "Well, you can, if you like, but it´s not neccessary." He sounded real bored.
    Well, I told my mom and brother the news. Mom wanted to leave, but somehow I thought: "If I leave yet, than they may tell, that I did it." Who knows!!! I thought, it would be better to look at the car, till they arrived.
    Well, we stood there and waited and waited and... The police man told me, that they would look at, if they´d have a little time. How kind!
    My mom got more and more angry and started a discussion. I told them to leave and do the things, they´d like to do. I´d stay there and wait.
    You know, what?! I waited 1 HOUR !!! When I was alone there, I already got paranoid and thought, that couldn´t be true. I felt like in a show, where people made jokes and wanted to see the reactions of others. Where were the cameras?!
    Well, the police came, when I was REAL frustrated. And the police men asked me stupid questions and I thought, one of them was drunken!
    Well, after I told everything I stood there and waited for my mom and brother. I felt like a vagabond! As if I was the bad one! The police men weren´t even interested, that there were 2 other witnesses. At all I was so happy, that I wasn´t alone. They got my adress without asking for my passport!!! I could have told everything!!!
    What a day!!! We all were frustrated! My brother said, that in our society, if we try just to be a brave one, we would have been kicked. My mom asked me, if I would do it again and wanted to hear something, that I learned a lot and wouldn´t do it again. I was really frustrated, but whispered a shy: "Yes!"
    Well, you know, I still believe in the good ones. And I see, that I´m not alone. I´ll go on this way and hope, that you´ll not loose your faith in you, dear JoAnne!

    You did it right! And like somebody said: You can always look into the mirror and you´ll see a true, smiling face!

    Sorry for your feelings! Big hugs even fom me!

    Madeleine
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    Thanks Madeleine! After your story I don't feel so bad now. I am sorry you too had to got through what you did! Just another note to my story about finding the money - I met the police by a local store - K-mart. They were suppose to meet me towards the end of the parking lot - but didn't. I had to go into the store - people thought I was shop lifting! I had my almost to be three year old with me. They then had me standing outside their patrol car to fill out the paperwork. My son was sitting in the back of the patrol car. I felt like everyone was giving me nasty looks. I did tell my son before he got in the patrol car that this had better be the only time that his father or I see him in the back of a one.

    I know this was a little off the Garth topic ... and my guess is it will be moved - but thanks for sharing your story with me. At least us and I am sure all of the other PG's know what the right thing is at can lay our heads on the pillow at night knowing we did the right thing.

    JoAnne
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    I hear them saying you'll never change things
    And no matter what you do it's still the same thing
    But it's not the world that I am changing
    I do this so this world we know
    Never changes me

    THE CHANGE (Tony Arata, Wayne Tester)

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    So far, no one has bid so hopefully the person will get stuck with the tickets if he/she has no intention of using them.

    If there is anyone out there in a similar situation, I have had several people contact me looking for extra tix so there are still good Garthnutts out there trying to just get in the door.

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    Hi JoAnne!

    Nice to hear, that my story helped you a little!
    And about my story: I can handle that! I feel real good!

    "At least us and I am sure all of the other PG's know what the right thing is at can lay our heads on the pillow at night knowing we did the right thing."

    Ain´t that a good feeling?!

    "...there are still good Garthnutts out there trying to just get in the door."

    PJ, I´m sure of it!!! You know, why?! I met those here at the Planet!

    Madeleine
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    Our lives are better left to chance
    I could have missed the pain
    But I'd of had to miss the dance
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    I'll never reach my destination
    If I never try
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    We shall be free
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    Where your road leads I will follow!
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    JoAnne

    {{{BIG HUG}}} sent your way.

    You tried to do the right thing.

    there was a guy at the concert in LA here who came up to people asking for tickets for his daughters. When he came up to me i was nice to him and told him i hoped he got the tickets he needed.

    When Cara came up later he tried to buy a ticket from her and a girl stopped us and told us how he had just tried to sell them at ticket up in the ozone seats for $80.00!

    Cara cussed him out.

    we can't help it if there are %$#@*&% out there.

    karma does have a way of catching up.
    take care,

    lil'bit

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    JoAnne,

    You did things by "thinking with your heart" instead of your head....hmmm, where have I been hearing that term??

    Don't ever feel bad for doing the right thing even if others don't appreciate or take advantage of it. God will smile down on you for your good deeds. Honesty & integrity is a virtue to hold close to your sole, don't ever lose sight of that.

    Bless your big heart.

    JoAnn
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    Thanks again everyone. To the other JoAnn ... your words really touched me. Thanks, I feel better.

    God Bless,
    JoAnne
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    The one the wolves pull down

    WOLVES (Stephanie Davis)


    I hear them saying you'll never change things
    And no matter what you do it's still the same thing
    But it's not the world that I am changing
    I do this so this world we know
    Never changes me

    THE CHANGE (Tony Arata, Wayne Tester)

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    Geez that stinks-what people will do for money!

    That is wierd about the police-I know that usually they will have you come inside and fill out the paper work or whatever they need to do to take care of the money! Of course I remember one time when we had a customer turn in some money and a police officer came in the next day and was asking about it-no one knew what happen with the money!

    A couple of years ago we had someone shoplift-and the woman had a job with the state that paid between fifteen and twenty dollars a hour-the reason that she was shoplifting was because she wanted to go on a cruise but she would have had no money to buy presents for her kids-she was divorced! Then when she went out the door and of course-beep,beep so they caught up without and the loss control officer put handcuffs on her and one customer thought that was mean! Excuse me but that woman needs help-I hope that her ex-husband has custody of the kids!

    Nancy

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    There is nothing better than sleeping on a bed of no regrets....

    To be able to like who you see in the mirror, you have to be true to yourself. Being honest because you are an honest person - that is what you have to do to live with yourself. All the bad things people do should have no effect on being true to ourselves. You can not put a price on being able to sleep well at night because you did the right thing. Love ya,

    Elaine

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    Your story just reminded me of a song from our favorite signer. Guess who? LOL

    THE CHANGE

    One hand
    Reaches out
    And pulls a lost soul from harm
    While a thousand more go unspoken for
    They say what good have you done
    By saving just this one
    It's like whispering a prayer
    In the fury of a storm

    And I hear them saying you'll never change things
    And no matter what you do it's still the same thing
    But it's not the world that I am changing
    I do this so this world will know
    That it will not change me

    This heart
    Still believes
    The love and mercy still exist
    While all the hatred rage and so many say
    That love is all but pointless in madness such as this
    It's like trying to stop a fire
    With the moisture from a kiss

    And I hear them saying you'll never change things
    And no matter what you do it's still the same thing
    But it's not the world that I am changing
    I do this so this world will know
    That it will not change me

    As long as one heart still holds on
    Then hope is never really gone

    I hear them saying you'll never change things
    And no matter what you do it's still the same thing
    But it's not the world that I am changing
    I do this so this world we know
    Never changes me

    What I do is so
    This world will know
    That it will not change me


    No one can say it better than that? Hope you can take some confort in it. I know I do often. Don’t let this world change the goodness in your heart.

    France

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    Thank you for that song!!!

    France, I think, you toughed JoAnne´s heart with that! You did it with mine!

    It´s such a wonderful song! I´ve heard it somewhere?! Can´t remember!!!



    It´s sooo true!!

    Big hugs!

    Madeleine
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    Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers
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    Our lives are better left to chance
    I could have missed the pain
    But I'd of had to miss the dance
    ****************************************
    I'll never reach my destination
    If I never try
    ****************************************
    We shall be free
    ****************************************
    Where your road leads I will follow!
    ****************************************

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    Yes France, you did touch my heart. The Change is one of my favorite songs. Your putting the words down where I could see them helped to sooth my heart.

    Thanks and God Bless,
    JoAnne
    Oh Lord, keep me from bein'
    The one the wolves pull down

    WOLVES (Stephanie Davis)


    I hear them saying you'll never change things
    And no matter what you do it's still the same thing
    But it's not the world that I am changing
    I do this so this world we know
    Never changes me

    THE CHANGE (Tony Arata, Wayne Tester)

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    You did the right thing. If only the world had more people who did just that!!!!!! You will have the satisfaction at the end of the day knowing you did the right thing---and maybe by doing just one small thing--you will make the day of another.

    Kaye

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