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    Right now I have some dude in a wheelchair mumbling uncoherently in my lobby. His father has called to inform me that he's off of his meds and AWOL from whatever home he's supposed to be at. His brother, it seems , has dumped him here for me to deal with. Why his brother couldn't drive this guy back to where he belongs I don't know. The father made it clear that he's not going to help.

    So now I have to call the police and have them escort this guy off on the property. I'm the guy who gets to put a mentally ill guy in a wheelchair out on the street.

    This guy's family won't fucking deal with/help out so I have to be the bad guy.

    I hate people sometimes.
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    Jeez with "family" like that, who needs enemies? That sucks tho. Just be glad the police are around to take care of matters like this.
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    Uhh, dude...I for one am thankful that there in fact is someone there to carry the ball and take care of this fellow. At least he fell into responsible hands, and not some one who'd merely wheel him out into the elements.

    Yeah, you had to do some work that made you feel anger at others, yet after all you stepped up to the plate and handled the situation, am I correct?

    You are pissed now, yet about 24 hours from now, you just may reflect upon things a tad differently. Take a breath, work through it.
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    Very well put, Chef!

    But why did the brother leave the man in your lobby, Axxman? Do you know these people? If so, that should be of some solace to you. You were looked upon as someone kindly and a man who knows what to do.
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    Yep, I agree with Craig. I am glad he ended up in good hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post

    This guy's family won't fucking deal with/help out so I have to be the bad guy.

    I hate people sometimes.
    Axx, fuck that shit - YOU are not the Bad Guy... The family are a bunch of assholes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yesterdays View Post
    Very well put, Chef!

    But why did the brother leave the man in your lobby, Axxman? Do you know these people? If so, that should be of some solace to you. You were looked upon as someone kindly and a man who knows what to do.
    Nope, never met these people.

    I was just the first place they saw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
    Right now I have some dude in a wheelchair mumbling uncoherently in my lobby. His father has called to inform me that he's off of his meds and AWOL from whatever home he's supposed to be at. His brother, it seems , has dumped him here for me to deal with. Why his brother couldn't drive this guy back to where he belongs I don't know. The father made it clear that he's not going to help.

    So now I have to call the police and have them escort this guy off on the property. I'm the guy who gets to put a mentally ill guy in a wheelchair out on the street.

    This guy's family won't fucking deal with/help out so I have to be the bad guy.

    I hate people sometimes.
    the fact that his family are pure assholes certainly doesnt diminish YOU as a person. at least you're taking action to see that he's cared for. What a pathetic excuse for a family!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
    Nope, never met these people.

    I was just the first place they saw.
    Then that makes you even more the hero. You gave an addled stranger light, shelter, I bet you even offered him something to eat. There is no way in hell you're the bad guy in all this. And you're not putting him out, you are handing him off to the proper authorities. You did what a caring human being does when he/she sees someone less fortunate. Your guilt derives from the fact that someone is less fortunate than you.
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    I ended up having the father give me his AmEx and I checked him in.

    The father told me that he'd make some calls to get the propper people over to help out. The guy swears that he's going to the Pharmacy down the street in the AM and get his meds hooked up.

    He has limited mobility so it's not like he's going to be running around, and it's 47 degrees outside so I don't trust the fuzz to get him somewhere warm.

    I figure that this will work out and he'll be back where he belongs.

    I resent being put into the middle of some drama, that's all.
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    Of course you should not have been put in the middle of this drama, but think of it as one to add to your collection of stories when you write them up. Will you be there in the am?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
    I resent being put into the middle of some drama, that's all.
    Why?
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    Nice work, Axx. You did the right thing. And, as everyone has said, this guy is lucky he ended up with someone responsible like yourself. Now I know when my dad gets older and is bound to a wheelchair I can dump him off to you.
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    yeah i can see how it would be frustrating, I for one hate having to clean up other people's messes and this is certainly a big one but look at like this : This poor guy was going to end up in a bad situation at some point. If it wasn't your lobby it was going to be someone else's. How many people do you think would have just rolled the guy out onto the sidewalk and said "done." This has provided you an opportunity to make a positive deposit into the cosmic equation. You should feel lucky this happened because you were able to protect someone who couldn't protect themselves and it could have turned out very badly had it not been your lobby. Rest easily knowing you did a good deed. The universe has a way of keepinig tabs on those sort of things and it will come back around to you and the loser brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
    Right now I have some dude in a wheelchair mumbling uncoherently in my lobby. His father has called to inform me that he's off of his meds and AWOL from whatever home he's supposed to be at. His brother, it seems , has dumped him here for me to deal with. Why his brother couldn't drive this guy back to where he belongs I don't know. The father made it clear that he's not going to help.

    So now I have to call the police and have them escort this guy off on the property. I'm the guy who gets to put a mentally ill guy in a wheelchair out on the street.

    This guy's family won't fucking deal with/help out so I have to be the bad guy.

    I hate people sometimes.
    could be worse, you could be the mentally ill guy in the wheelchair.

    But you're not the bad guy, the guy's family is.

 

 

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