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By stabbed with kindness - / Saturday 2 March 2013 21:44 / Russian Federation
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He wasn't being a douche. He returned someone's wallet even though he could have easily pocketed it. The fact that he called OP an asshole because OP was running from him stands obsolete in comparison to his good deed.

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I agree with 10. Plus we don't know the dude, maybe he's not a people person that's why he called OP that way but that doesn't make him a total douche. He was actually trying to help. He had good intentions so give him a break with your judgmental attitude. :/

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Haha ok, well I agree that it was good that he actually returned the wallet and did the honest thing, but really calling someone an asshole is suddenly acceptable if one is socially awkward ?

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Thank god, 38, someone who finally sees it my way lol :) was wondering when that would happen, was startin to lose my faith in humanity

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#44: Being "perfect" has nothing to do with it though. And nobody here is claiming they're perfect anyway. But it's not difficult to NOT call someone an "asshole" if you're trying to get their attention. It doesn't matter if the guy is socially awkward or what, he's still pretty dickish for thinking it's acceptable to call some stranger an asshole. For all he knows, OP is deaf or simply didn't hear him. He could have run up and tapped OP on the shoulder, or said "excus

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Im socially awkward too but i would never try to return a wallet by calling someone rude names. he could have tried to address them in a nonintimidating way (excuse me ms/sir)... We cant judge the situation at all. you can say he is misunderstood hero or claim he is giving the wallet back for other reasons (nothing of value, someone else saw him drop the wallet too, impress someone). it's silly for you to get upset with others and react so negatively while supporting the man when you dont know

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I returned a neighbor's wallet. I ran after him and his wife while they were driving away. I just yelled, "I have your wallet that you dropped!" He slammed on his breaks, opened his door and thanked me. I only opened it to see the ID. When he thanked me, he offered me money. I declined because I'd hope someone would do the same for me. OP shouldn't have called the guy an asshole but the do gooder should've yelled that he was trying to give him his wallet. Do gooders are rare but most p

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Thanks, 111. I misread that. No excuses from me but I shouldn't comment on no sleep while bring pumped full of meds, in the hospital. I just made a rule for myself so I don't keep misreading FMLs.

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It's probably best to assume the worst if you live in Moscow, as OP does. People are usually not as friendly there as they are in the US or in Canada.

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Well, I mean if he already lost his wallet (albeit unknowingly), then he really didn't have to fear being mugged!

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I think OP's reaction is perfectly understandable if you remember the fact that he lives in Russia, a place with extremely high crime rate. Edit: Just saw #72's comment.

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#92 I swear to god. Come to new York city. Oh, people here will return your wallet. After they spit in it, spit on your shoe, then spit on you for "wasting their time".

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83, sweetie, I'm being sarcastic! I disagree with what 2 said, and 53 said exactly what I was thinking. No "contradiction at it's finest".. I know it's hard to convey tone through comments but I was opposing 2's comment, savvy! Before you jump down my throat, please try to understand what's going on (¬_¬) Ps. I wasn't making OP the bad guy eh!

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Agreed, if someone wants to give a wallet back they shouldn't scream "Hey YOU." That clearly just scares people. I think something more along the lines of "Sir/Ma'am" would have been better.

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To be fair, "Hey you!" can be interpreted as an intimidating sort of phrase. Especially if it's said in an aggressive way. That's the sort of crap some drunk asshole would shout before they king-hit someone. So it doesn't hurt to be safe and assume the worst of strangers. It's better than assuming the best, and ending up with a broken jaw and a missing wallet.

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The moment she glances behind her someone suddenly appears and covers her with a pillowcase while a bear mauls her. Why risk the odds?

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@15 That reminds me of How I Met Your Mother and Marshall's paranoid of something bad happening, like a bear mauling him. XD

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He could've kept it from the get go. I'm not really sure much thought goes into announcing what you're doing when its a kind favour.

Imagine if all you had to fear when walking down the street alone is someone being a decent human being. This seems like a good thing, not a FML or a YDI.... :/

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Today, on my way home from getting groceries someone called out to me, "Hey you." Being paranoid I began to walk faster until they yelled, "Hey Asshole!" because they were straining to keep up with me. I still walked faster until I heard them collapse from a moderate heart attack, and had to get my wallet off them before buying apologetic flowers, FML.

"Pardon me sir, it seems as though you have left your wallet behind. I wish to return it to you"

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It is difficult to say that when OP is walking away fastly. If OP is paranoid then nothing that man says or shouts will come across as helpful only suspicious.

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This would be a better way of phrasing it. But you can't blame the guy if he was chasing him and could have not had found better vocabulary. Often, is in Moscow stores is, "You *****. Why the ***** didn't you give me exact change?" and if you ask the bus driver when the bus will stop a likely reply is "It'll stop when I ***** feel like stopping it". Personally, after hearing it enough, rudeness seems like an everyday Russian thing.

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#127, and well, to everyone else who think OP is wrong for assuming the worst: think about it this way. We are always told "better be safe than sorry". OP was most likely looking out for himself. I'm sure some people have a negative connotation with someone yelling, especially if it's something like "Hey YOU!" Because it's startling. Riiiiight?

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