Interesting interaction with neighbor kid..

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  1. harleyfx69

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    had the neighbor kid come over today,

    ask if he could have some food that i was cooking,

    told him no that i didnt have enough, which was true,

    but i said he could use my coals when i was done,

    he proceeded to go back home and get a bowl of frozen chicken pieces, came back and asked if it was okay to throw em on,

    so i made him a bit of room and started grilling his chicken for him,

    ended up feeling bad for him so i gave him a rib, about all i could spare and he was greatful,

    seems like a good kid, but very much to the point ..
     
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    maybe he dont know any better. are his parents worth a damn and actualy cook him dinner or just leave it up to him to figure out how to eat? i guess it depends on the kids age and his parents as to if he is acting in reason. but if it was a younger kid that shouldnt be cooking for his self then maybe he smelled it, and thought he would ask to see. instead of going home and eating a TV dinner or sandwitch again bc his parents were to busy doing what ever...
     

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    How old was the kid?

    Some people don't teach their kids manners.
     
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    kinda hard to cook chicken properly from frozen
     
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    "ended up feeling bad for him so i gave him a rib, about all i could spare and he was greatful"

    Everybody loves a spare rib.
     
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    That was kind of strange. How old was this kid?
     
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    the kid was 15-17, 18 at the oldest,

    he apparently lives with his grandma in the apartment,

    bad situation growing up with his parents, abusive and drug based environment,

    i am a pretty good cook so i did his chicken justice.. let it sit on the outside ring of coals , which were the coldest to let it kind of force defrost, then to the center for searing and final cook,

    he was pretty respectful other than the blatant asking, but at least he didnt beat around the bush..
     
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    when I was living in a different hood I had a few people ask to get on my coals. wasnt a problem with me, at least they didnt steal my grill...not like they could afford charcoal.
     
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    Maybe he needs a good adult male figure in his life.

    Not that you need to adopt him or anything, but being nice like you did... that was a good thing. But yeah, when people are so "straight forward" with me, it throws me off a little too. I was always too painfully shy to do something like that.

    But... if has no parents around, grandma might be just providing a place to "stay" and not much else. Sad.
     
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    As long as he was somewhat courteous and polite although a little abrupt I see no problem. Perhaps he will turn out to be a good neighbor and will return the favor in some way. I myself hate to see good coals go to waste. My coals are just getting to the right temperature about an hour after I am done eating. If you think he has potential treat him right and do your good deed in life. May make him a better person.
     
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    Harley,

    You did the right thing and at least helped the young man out,
    some folk's would have just blown him off.
    Got to see the real family that the movie "The Blind Side", was
    based on, the father, mother, daughter, and son were on TV
    yesterday and interviewed. They really made a difference
    in a young man's life. It was a touching story.
    You never know how much just a small act of kindness may
    change a persons life, both the giver and receiver.
    Good luck to you both.
     
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    The boy needs a male role model, a decent one. The foundation of manners are there, they just need to be reinforced by a positive role model. One man can make a difference in a young mans life that difference depends on whether the man is honorable or not.

    I can relate to the kid on some level. My biologic parents are drug addicts and alcoholics. They did some semblance of raising my sister and I till I was 7 then Granny got me till I was 10, she had to go in for a triple coronary bypass, wasn't expecting to live so off to the farm (more family, cousins) in Oregon. First real solid male role model was my adoptive father. His positive influence helped shape me into a hard working honest man that still believes a hand shake and word are a contract.

    It doesn't take a lot of time... I take young men under my wing that come from messed up backgrounds and try to guide them like Pop did for me. Some take to it and move on to become good men and make a positive life for themselves, some don't. But they all remember that one man that tried to show them the right way and didn't beat them or beat them down.
     
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    Beware, he is scoping out you and your situation for his next move
     
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    An extra strong back is a good thing to have around, next time you need help with something be direct and ask him to help. I bet he does.