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Posted 29 November 2018 - 10:04 PM

If you put your mind it, could you remember the last time you got to play father christmas? (or mother christmas for those on here of the fairer sex).

 

And I don't mean the sneaking around the house with the new bike so your kids wake up to true delight. Although I'm looking forward to that.

 

No, in this case I'm talking real random acts of giving?

 

From saturday it is officially the season to be jolly and I have an offer. Whoever has the most impressive story, I'm picking up their flights to the nationals. If you already live there, its a bottle or three of very, very good red.

 

Are there terms and conditions? Probably not. I just think 2018 should be a generous year. Anyone keen?


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 07:57 AM

I have some examples of the times the person which I have latched onto as my mentor has been incredibly generous with his time, support and advice. 

 

He's even lined up a pretty special mentor lunch for me today that I am very much looking forward to.

 

That's the thing with someone offering you unconditional support and advice, while it doesn't cost them any money, they are offering you their greatest commodity and value. I think what makes me most appreciative of my mentor is his generosity of his 'free' time. He doesn't have 'free' time as such, it's all allocated and organised into being sure he is available for the time I need beside the time he needs for his job and most importantly, his family. A lot of his time this year was spent in a formal university mentoring program where his man was the winner of the best mentee ever, and that is the best reflection of his as a person I am sure he could have received. 

 

I vote that my mentor wins all of the prizes because he is the most amazing man (Rusty Old Man aside, obviously) that I know!


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 09:12 PM

Great concept PG... amongst some of your all time great ideas... 

 

The trouble is... most people, myself included, won't want to nominate themselves for fear of looking like a self loving indulger!


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 10:55 PM

Great concept PG... amongst some of your all time great ideas... 

 

The trouble is... most people, myself included, won't want to nominate themselves for fear of looking like a self loving indulger!

 

Smergs, as it seems to be the case with Bumpunrun, I too use a mentor or two. Your observation brings to mind a remark I recently took from one of these said gentleman "that seems to be your problem". Politely said, if the lure of a ticket to the big dance (or in your case some decent red) isn't enough to blow your own trumpet, there is nothing that can save you.

 

I will make one clarification (while avoiding it being a t&c) when making my original post I had imagined random acts of giving would occurring from Dec 1 to Dec 24, so the momentum and charity we can create is ahead of us, not a reflection of some random individual in the past that Bump seems to have "latched" on to.

 

 

In other words, let the self loving begin.........the world benefits. Merry Christmas all.


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Posted 02 December 2018 - 05:07 AM

I made my missus a cup of tea yesterday, and went to the bakery and bought a loaf of bread. Is this the type of selfless act of charity that's likely to win?
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Posted 02 December 2018 - 06:08 AM

I made my missus a cup of tea yesterday, and went to the bakery and bought a loaf of bread. Is this the type of selfless act of charity that's likely to win?

 

It's fair to say that you are in the top two at the moment. Was it multigrain or white? 


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Posted 02 December 2018 - 07:23 AM

Reluctantly I contribute to your very generous thread, I intend to cook breakfast for my Dear Wife on Sunday morning, currently sitting in bed attempting to sleep. The question being if I win and cannot attend the said nationals can I then contribute the prize to another member?????

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 11:01 PM

It's fair to say that you are in the top two at the moment. Was it multigrain or white?


Pure white goodness.

And, for the record, the cuppa was black.

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 06:34 AM

Reckon Jeff Horn deserves a special mention for the gift that keeps on giving and it only took him 96 seconds to arrange and wrap it up

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 07:08 AM

I gave 4 single women a few hours of my time last week. I bought them coffee, drinks and dinner without expecting anything in return. I wasn't disappointed.

Two of them are now full of hope and self-confidence.
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Posted 03 December 2018 - 07:12 AM

And coffee.

Did anyone quiz them re their level of disappointment?


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Posted 03 December 2018 - 09:59 PM

Okay, so state of play.

 

Some guy made his wife breakfast.  

 

Another one stopped at just the tea.

 

Some older guy bought a couple of women a coffee and well let's face it, that's the extent of contributions so far.

 

I can't say it was what I had imagined, but as they say in the classics, it is what it is.

 

Hoping we can generate a little more fiscal activity in the economy ahead of dec 24, however I'll be honouring my commitment either way.


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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:50 PM

santa, schmanta, its a Coke gimmick pushed on us by the Nth American overlord

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:55 PM

santa, schmanta, its a Coke gimmick pushed on us by the Nth American overlord

https://www.coca-col...ore-santa-claus

Happy to completely disagree with you in every possible way on this.

 

The idea of Santa—a gift-giving deity who comes bearing gifts in the heart of winter—is ubiquitous across Western cultures for centuries, from Germanic pagan Yule festival and their god Wodan (strikingly similar to the Norse god Odin) to the Dutch Sinterklaas and the English Father Christmas. Going back to the fourth century, Saint Nicholas was a Greek Christian bishop known for giving gifts.

 

So Santa may have been commercialised by Coke, sure, lets run with it, but invented by Coke? Nope. Didn't happen. 


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 05:32 AM

Happy to completely disagree with you in every possible way on this.

The idea of Santa—a gift-giving deity who comes bearing gifts in the heart of winter—is ubiquitous across Western cultures for centuries, from Germanic pagan Yule festival and their god Wodan (strikingly similar to the Norse god Odin) to the Dutch Sinterklaas and the English Father Christmas. Going back to the fourth century, Saint Nicholas was a Greek Christian bishop known for giving gifts.

So Santa may have been commercialised by Coke, sure, lets run with it, but invented by Coke? Nope. Didn't happen.

invented by someone while on coke?

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