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Gotta Get Home
Gotta Get Home

"Fresh out of prison, released early on parole which meant I had a curfew of 10:00pm every single night and unless I was at work I couldn't be out that late. The PO would come to my house and was allowed to show up whenever and had the ability to search my house or anyone I was with at any time. I also got drug tested and alcohol tested randomly, and the DMV had suspended my license for 5 years so I had no ability to drive either.

Then about seven months after I got out I went to the local St. Patricks Day Parade in my city which is a huge event and met some friends I haven't seen in years and afterwards everyone goes barhopping. I tagged along and I ordered Red Bull and a glass of ice at the bar and fit right in. Hit it off with this girl and we were dancing on the dance floor. Her friend finally wanted to leave around 7:00pm from the bar and go back to their place about 40min north of the city and said I was welcome. When I told her no she lost it, and started begging me to have sex with her. I explained my situation and explained how far I was from home (subway 35-45minutes --> bus ride 30-40min --> walk home 30-40min) ..... Passed up chance to have sex when it had been a while since I had it but didn't want to risk going back to jail for not being home if my PO happened to show up at 10:04pm to see if I was home."

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A Lot Of Lettuce With That Taco
A Lot Of Lettuce With That Taco

"Some guy dropped a wad of 100's at a taco stand while paying. I pointed it out to him he picked it up didn't even say thanks. Guy behind me paid for my tacos and said should have taken it. Still feel good I did the right thing."

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Doing The Right Thing
Doing The Right Thing

"Super hot girl came to my birthday party. We were making out most of the night. She tries to lead me to the bedroom for sexy time. She was so blasted she could barely walk. I decided I wasn't doing anything with a girl this drunk no matter how smoking hot she was. I picked her up, took her to the bedroom and put her in the bed, told her I would be back in a minute I needed to do something. Came back 5 minutes later to check on her and she was out cold. She thanked me in the morning for not taking advantage of her."

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Who's Hungry?
Who's Hungry?

"Sounds funny now but it was no joke at the time. Met a girl on a dating site and she asked if the next time we meet it could be at her place and I could bring some nose candy for a fun night together. I had a nightmare about her that night and simply 'forgot' I was bringing the drugs. Walked into a sting operation with a sandwich."

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A Super Generous Tip Goes To Waste
A Super Generous Tip Goes To Waste

"I used to be a slot machine attendant in a casino. I was the person who would hand-pay jackpots that were above $250. One time a guy won $150,000 and offered me $1,500 as a tip. Unfortunately, the casino that I worked at was owned by the government, and I was not allowed to take tips. It was so difficult to decline. $1,500 was more than I made in an entire week."

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Paying It Forward
Paying It Forward

"At one of my first jobs (I was 15 or 16 at the time) I got a paycheck that the bank fudged a decimal on. It was a ton more than I should have been payed and I totally could have cashed it and it would have been the bank's fault. Not even my work, but I gave it back to my boss and waited to get another one. On the plus side I received a substantial raise a couple months later with one of the reasons cited being my honesty."

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Should I Stay Or Should I Go
Should I Stay Or Should I Go

"Slightly different, but I got offered a job which would've doubled my wages, given me industry-wide recognition, taken me to a lovely part of the country and potentially helped with a lot of mental health issues I had at the time. I had a bad feeling that maybe just making the move away from my friends and family wouldn't be the best thing when I was fragile like that, but God it was tempting. That was 4 years ago, and I have now been with my girlfriend almost 3 years, the company has since folded and I'm 6 months without medication, so I would say that I made the right choice in the end."

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Setting Personal Feelings Aside
Setting Personal Feelings Aside

"Was head over heels in love with a girl for two years in high school (junior/senior years). She had a boyfriend who was a bit douchey and finally senior year she left him. Her best friend (a guy) grew up across the street from her. The two of them were extremely close. We were hanging out having a fantastic time and she asked me if she should consider him. I could have said that'd be silly and it would ruin their friendship. I could have swooped right in since there were strong feelings. I told her she should. They were just too perfect together. They're married with 2 children. Possibly the most unselfish thing I've ever done."

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An Honest Living
An Honest Living

"Friend in college. He was a math genius. Passed his actuarial exams as a sophomore. He called me a couple years later and offers me a job as his partner laundering money. Told me I would get a 50% cut. He made $250,000.00 in a year, whereas I made $30,000. Sometimes I wish I didn't have morals."

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Rags To Almost Riches
Rags To Almost Riches

"Was out for my nightly walk and was walking right through the Boston Public Gardens in front of the Four Seasons hotel. Well, I found a wallet with well over $1,000 and multiple credit cards. Being a broke college student, for a brief moment this was a gold mine. In the end I decided to bring it into the hotel and leave it at the front desk. Not sure how the guy found me honestly, but later that week he sent me a very nice thank you text message. Felt good about that one."

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Kicked Out
Kicked Out

"Letting my son move back in. It was a continuous cycle of him getting arrested, drinking and doing/selling drugs. He knew how to make me feel sorry for him, he had nowhere to stay, he was hungry, he just wanted to take a shower and so on. I finally realized that I was the one that allowed this to continue. So I had to start saying no to him. It broke my heart, but I had to do it so he could learn to take care of his own problems and to be held accountable. He hit rock bottom and did some time locked up. It was hard for him to get a job after he got out and he did try to play his mind games with me again, but I stood firm. It was hard on both of us, but it was the best thing that I could do for him. His PO got him in a program with Mission St. Louis and turned his life around. That was two years ago, he is doing great now! He is working two jobs, taking care of his sons and staying out of trouble. I'm so proud of him and what's even better, he is proud of himself."

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A Calling
A Calling

"I found an iPhone lost in a clothing store. I had a really old broken phone and I REALLY REALLY wanted to just walk out with that phone. Turned it in instead. I'm still waiting for karma to get back to me."

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The Right Choice, But One Major Regret
The Right Choice, But One Major Regret

"I've been divorced about 3 months. My state has a 90 day waiting period for it to finalize after you file, so legally I've been divorced 3 months, realistically it's more like 6 or 7. About 2 months after filing and moving out on my own, my ex asked if I wanted to join her and our 2 year old for a walk. We do our best to remain friends. I didn't want to get divorced initially but once I moved out I realized I was horribly unhappy and too afraid to admit it. We walked 6 miles with the baby in a hiking backpack, taking about nothing specific, when she asks if I wanted to share any of my thoughts or feelings on the matter since it wasn't too late to retract the filing. I spent months begging her to reconsider divorce before I moved out, so I didn't feel like I had anything else that needed to be said for the 5th time. She was upset I didn't spill my guts to her and was pretty pissy with me. I was over it and no longer entertaining her in her mind fuck garbage. Later on she told me she regretted the divorce and wanted to be a family again. I had waited to hear that for months. But I'd moved on. I already checked out of that part of my life. So I said no. And I had to re-live the reality that I'll never live with my only kid full time. It's still a fucking punch to the gut, but the only reason I wanted to go back was for my kid. And I knew I'd be walking into a life of misery all over again as far as marriage went.

To be honest, that pill is still lodged in my throat every day. And as hard as it is to do the exchanges with my kid and have to say goodbye for a few days at a time (50/50 custody), I couldn't see myself be that miserable guy I became over the course of that marriage again. Saying no to an important aspect of my happiness (living with my kid) to improve my life as a whole, was the hardest no I ever had to muster up."

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Fighting Addiction
Fighting Addiction

"I have had to say no to relapsing a couple of times. Sometimes I was successful, sometimes not.

A) I had moved out of my apartment to try and get clean once and for all. My drug had always been heroin, but meth and benzos were also a bit of a hobby of mine. So as my dad and I are packing up my place to move back in with him and my mom, things are just being thrown into random boxes, stuffed into bags, anything we can do to get the task done and done quick. I should add that I had a ton of little hiding places for my drugs in my place, and as drug users do, sometimes I forgot where I put my stash. Fast forward a few months, I'd been clean for about a year (the longest I'd even been), got my own place again, etc, when I'm rummaging through old boxes of things that I had hastily thrown together when moving. Low and behold I spotted a small cup that McDonalds had at one point given away in happy meals. I felt that cup like a rock in my lungs, I knew what I would find inside even before that sickly sweet smell wafted over me. Bad decision number 1: instead of walking the whole thing straight to the dumpster, I looked. I looked, smelled, felt, and knew that today was the day. I'll spare you the details of what goes on next but it involves smoking meth out of tinfoil and a whole heaping ton of regret. In hindsight this night was a good thing, as it really helped me along the way to being happily clean, not just frustratingly restrained.

B) It had been 8 or so months past the incident I described above, and I was feeling really good in general. I had the kind of happiness that makes you smile in the car, just driving down the road. And what's even better is that happiness kept getting better and reinforcing itself as it drove me to make good decisions. Life was, and still is, good. Anyway this coworker with whom I'd become friends learned that I was no stranger to opiates and told me that she had some Oxys left over from a surgery. They were mine if I wanted them, free of charge (this girl was always out to please people, even in extreme ways. Daddy issues out the wazoo. Now, for those of you who have never been fully immersed in the opiate underworld, Oxycodone is highly sought after and is, in my estimation, only a stones throw away from being as fun as heroin. There, now you understand, all I had to do was hop over to her place and bam! I'm in dopetown in less than a half hour. Again, unless you have direct experience with such things, you can't know how insatiable an addict's appetite is, even one that has been clean a while. After much inner debate, I politely texted her no thank you. I had expected a rush of regret at turning down such a score, but instead I was treated to a rush of self love, finally achieving a small victory toward true remission from such a deadly, soul ensnaring drug like heroin. And since that day, each week has been better and better in my life. I think I could say no again if I found myself in a similar situation."

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A Very Warm Play
A Very Warm Play

"When I was 20 and my brother was 15, my whole family went to a Coldplay concert in my hometown. This was during their Mylo Xyloto tour. I was a huge Coldplay fan at that point, listening to all their albums nonstop and considering their music the soundtrack to my life at the time. My brother had helped me discover them, and had gotten me hooked. It was his band (mine was and still is The Killers). At the time, there was a girl I had fallen head over heels for who also loved Coldplay. As luck had it, she was also attending that same concert. So after many months of anticipation, the day of the event finally came. I separated from my family's balcony seats during the opening acts and found her. She was sitting on the other side of the stadium and she was there with one of her friends. We started talking and after a few minutes, a random guy came up to us wearing a Coldplay tour shirt and asked us where we were sitting. I noticed he had a VIP badge. We told him, and he looked around for a second. Then he asked quietly, 'How would you like to sit in the front row?' Our eyes popped out of our faces. Right there, he pulled out three tickets that said 'ROW 1, SEAT 1,' 'ROW 1, SEAT 2,' and 'ROW 1, SEAT 3.' He told us that they hadn't been able to sell them, and that Chris Martin would have been disappointed if those seats weren't filled. Unable to process this information, we handed over our existing tickets, and he gave us the new ones. They were legit indeed. Suddenly, I remembered my brother and how much it would mean to him to be able to see Coldplay from the front row. I asked the guy if he had an extra one of those tickets. He kind of seemed pissed off and said no. Now I had a choice: either spend the concert in the front row of a fucking Coldplay concert with the girl of my dreams, or give it to my little brother who was the really the first and bigger Coldplay fan. I chose the latter. The concert was amazing from the side balcony, and my brother had the time of his life standing six feet away from Chris Martin watching him play for two hours."

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