I've had far more kindnesses than people trying to rip me off
For that matter...don't know if anyone's ever tried to rip me off.
My best friend
: When I started high school, a girl there decided we would be friends. End of story, I had no choice in it
So she became my best buddy and her family took me in. My home life was pretty unpleasant so I missed out on the finer nuances of being a people. My friend's family taught me things like how to eat at a table, be pleasant to people even when I don't feel like it, incorporate everyone in a group in an activity so that no one feels left out, taught me how to drive, and how to be family. When two of my teeth in the center of my mouth became severely infected and I could no longer eat, they paid for me to have two root canals done. The dentist worked with them on it since it was a good Samaritan act. They also gave me my first car, picked me up from anyone my mom forgot me at, and made sure I had proper supplies for any activity I doing doing.
: When someone tried to kill my kitteh Jig, they shot her in the face with a beebee gun. It lodged in the tip of her nose. Everyone I knew pitched in so I could afford the vet visit, and a man whose animal had an appointment next told me to take his place.
When I was proparing to move to Nevada, my boss knew I was in financial straits. For the three weeks up until I moved, she gave me a raise every single week.
My uncle, knowing I needed help getting ahead in life, let me move into his home in Nevada and even helped pay my bills til I could cover them again.
Now, a friend is offering me to stay in his place in New England so I can get a degree there.
People laugh at me because I'm so trusting sometimes...I leave my car windows down, I don't guard my purse like a bulldog, I give money to anyone I can, and I don't expect negative treatment from others. Well, I've sat & visited with guys that were cold blooded killers, fresh from prison..and grew up around gang members, wife beaters, thieves...almost everyone has some good in them, and most people are very good, and some people have no real bad in them at all. No matter what, there's a greater abundance of good in the world when you add it up that way. Even the killers I knew as a kid would give a child the shirt off their back.
Not that I'm regretting no longer being in the company of cons.
Well, that novel went longer than I thought!