05-02-2013, 11:23 AM
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I'm not familiar with this other user you refer to, but I wasn't trying to be ugly. I simply gave my opinion like the OP asked for. I'm not saying they should follow my opinion as it is just that, my opinion. This country and world, for that matter, is full of people who are believing they are entitled to ownership of things they did not earn or purchase( I am not saying this is the case with the OP as it is an in general comment). I would not want to intentionally make such a statement as to lead one to think such a thing of me.
It doesn't matter what crowd I am around as to whether they knew the meaning behind it or not. The fact remains that you are laying claim to something that is, infact, not yours. That is a very bad habit to get yourself into. What ever happened to just being honest and upfront about even the little things that created our character as people. What ever happened to giving the persona of one's self as trustworthy just by the words we spoke and the way we treated other's belongings? You may be the most trustworthy person in your area, but to speak of another's property as to be yours is not creating that reflection.
I do my very best to treat each and every person I come in contact with as if I have known them for years. I shake their hand and strike up conversation about themselves to get to know them better. My family and friends always say " I have never met a stranger before". I also treat them and their property with the same respect.
If it bothers you to the point of wondering whether it is right or wrong should be your first clue that it is not right. That desire to know right from wrong in even this type of situation means you have a good head about you and just need to exercise it more. I hope this message comes across to you in a mild manner and not a demeaning way as it was not meant to be belittling.