rm_mzhunyhole 67F
60250 posts
4/29/2006 12:35 am

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There are degrees of bravery I think.Of course there are the men and women who die for us every day.I think they may be the bravest of all.Soldiers,police,firefighters,everyday people who risk their lives to save people they don't even know.

Then ya have people who can conquer their something they never thought they could do.Even though this is not on the same level as the above example,it is still bravery in its own way.

And ya have those who finally get some backbone..find their self esteem.They shout.."enough is enough!..I ain't taking this shit no more." their tomentor.I think this is brave.A person who has been downtrodden and beatdown for a long time..thats a hard thing to do...and it takes alot of bravery.

What about those people who will do anything for love?That would do anything in the world for the person they love without thinking...

One Halloween night when my 2 kids who were just born a year apart was still husband was gone on the road driving a truck.I'm a big chicken after dark.All night kids had been doing the usual pranks ..running though my yard..pecking on the windows,ringing the doorbell,no one there,and corning my house.

Well..about midnite I heard this huge crash from upstairs where my precious babies was sleeping.Now I was scared,scared shitless,but my babies was in danger.Did I run?Nooooo...I grabbed the nearest thing..a ballbat and started up the steps...heart pounding,tears streaming.

I got to the doorway of my babies room .I could see their lil cribs there in the moonlight as I creeped in there trying to stifle my crying.I saw something out of the corner of my eye and swung hard with the ballbat..with all my might.Next I heard..a big scream..the babies both woke up and started crying ..I drop the bat and start feeling my body and feel wet..OMG..I think I'm shot!.I reach for the light switch with a shaky hand screaming.."Please..get out..I ain't looking at ya..don't hurt my babies..just leave..don't hurt my babies...GET OUT..GET OUT!!!"

Well..I had bought the babies one of those big ole punch em dolls ya blow up and thats what I had hit and it had popped when I hit it.I had peed on myself from all the excitement..lordy..thats why I was wet.The crash..the blinds had fell from the window..the angels slept through that...oohhh well.

I was surprised when it was all over that I just went upstairs like that.That I just didn't run out the door for somebody else or something..funny how we do something without thinking.

Have ya all done something brave??

Something in an instant without thinking??Then thought WOW!!..I can't believe I did that?

Or just something you're proud ya overcame??

Do ya have an unsung hero in your family??..Be proud!!

When someone comes along,gonna give ya some love and affection,I say..Get it while ya can.

MoutnainGirl 39F

4/29/2006 1:03 am

I guess the thing I am most proudest of my bravery is when I was little. After much begging, mom had finally let my sister and I on sleep on the new fold out couch for the night. Needless to say we were robbed. I woke up in the middle of it as he was taking my sisters headphones from her hand. I asked him not to and put my hand over his. He let go. Whispered for me to be quiet and left. I then ran upstairs and told my mom. She thought I was dreaming. My persistence paid off and she finally woke up. She didn’t believe me up until the point where she could find her purse. Then the reality of what I told her took place. We were never allowed to sleep downstairs again..

Moutnain Girl

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Nightguy_1961 56M
4866 posts
4/29/2006 1:55 am

Five people come to mind when you ask about bravery in my family:

Two of my uncles on my dad's side of the family went ashore at Normandy in WWII and fought during the drive through France; both were awarded Bronze Stars, one was awarded a Silver Star.

My lady's father (who sadly, I never met) was an Army medic in France during WWII; he was awarded the Army's highest award for bravery for treating the wounded while under heavy fire. Story goes the only reason he wasn't recommended for the CMOH is because he had a guardian angel during his time...he never even got creased by enemy fire.

My Dad...any many who goes to work to put food on the table and provide for his family is a hero in my book.

Tied with my Dad at the top of the list is my Grandfather. He is a hero because, even though he only had a third grade education, he provided for his wife and eight kids. He got all of them through high school and was fortunate enough to see his grandkids graduate from high school and one of them from college. He was a tinkerer, a amatuer winemaker (from his moonshining days, no doubt *grins*), a machinist, a logger, a storyteller, and a devout man to God. If I could live to be a quarter of the man He was, I'd be happy.


rm_yukonpaul 52M
1120 posts
4/29/2006 2:47 am

I've been a wild land firefighter when I was younger, ages 19-22. About 5 years ago, I put out an engine fire with a fire extinguisher in the parking lot of my workplace.

Babel__Fish 46F

4/29/2006 4:06 am

You know mine because you read the story about it, I walked out of that story that day thinking that I was a dead women.


Glad that it was not anyone in the room with your babies sweetie.


oldude1946 72M

4/29/2006 4:16 am

I don't know about brave but I have done things in my past when I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

ilsuconu 58M

4/29/2006 4:18 am

Still working on some things I'd like to overcome, but when I think of the many that I already have, "shyness" is one that I can handle... for awhile longer, I suppose.

happyladychat 49F
3740 posts
4/29/2006 4:27 am

That's very brave of you, Huny Sista! I'm glad I've no experience anything close to yours and I'm crossing my fingers not to encounter one.

Thanks for sharing your story. *HUG*

Make it your challenge.... turn me ON!!

rm_saintlianna 46F
15466 posts
4/29/2006 4:31 am

I love that story.......

goldinboy2 61M

4/29/2006 5:06 am

Two words Semper Fi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MamChelle 49F
1443 posts
4/29/2006 5:06 am

My little skinny 5ft 5 in granny. She is gone now but at 64 she pulled a family from a car that had skidded off a ravine and into a fla retention pond. She didn't concider that she was too small, too fragile, too old,....or might become a gator snack. She just saw that there was 2 little girls and their momma in that old car who needed help that couldn't wait.

My great grandfather, a Chickasaw, who raised and supported his family of 9, by walking 8 miles back and forth to work at a saw mill every day for 30 years. He fought a real wildcat and killed it with his bare hands and a pocket knife. i saw the scars on his arms and face and chest when i was little. and that ol wildcat scared me when i had to stay overnight with him.

My own Mother who stared down the barrel of my real daddys gun, on one of his drunken rampages and quietly and calmly took his gun from him and instead of beating him with it, she put him to bed, emptied the chamber and hid the shells. Took us girls to the farm for the night.

My Sister, because She bravely was the first one to tell that "family secret" She is one of the bravcest persons i know. She stood in the face of being called a liar and a troublemaker. And today, She bravely takes her tail out that door and supports Her family. And because She isn't one to back down from much of anything.

MzHunny i am blessed to have a number of stories about family members who were brave, funny thing i just realized..most of them are about the women in my family. *G*

absolutelynormal 57F
6563 posts
4/29/2006 5:08 am

You were brave indeed MzHuny!!! This wasn't so much brave, a long time ago I was at work. We had a young lady come in with belly pain, she was 15. She denied any chance of pregnancy but the pain she was having was timeable, we were thinking kidney stone the way she was acting. She said "something is coming out down there." I threw her panties off and she had a bulgine placenta sticking out of her vagina. I screamed for the doctor. He came in and said we need to get her to labor and delivery. The room was small and she was on a gynecology exam table. This was the deluxe model with all the bells and whistles, it was HEAVY! We had to move the table to get the stretcher in the room. Pam (the other nurse) and I picked the table up with the patient on it, put her on the stretcher and took her upstairs. When we got back, we went in to clean up the room, we couldn't move the bed back to where it had been!! The wonders of adrenaline!

angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
4/29/2006 5:23 am

Mzhuny....I think if anyone was threatening my loved ones I would have all the strength in the world! Great story Mzhuny!

rm_hippy6663 66M

4/29/2006 5:35 am

You are a very brave soul and I can relate on being there for your kids. For myself I really can't claim any act of bravery.
Thank You Tommy

Cowboy_Deluxe 39M

4/29/2006 5:45 am

If the war ever came to our front door steps, I would be so happy to grab a gun and get going. If somebody was in my house and I didn't know who it was I would laugh..really, what the hell ya doin'? Violence doesn't scare me I've been around it soo much of my life, apart of it. Bravery I think a lot of times now, is my ability to walk away. It is soo hard to do that!


popartist46 72M

4/29/2006 5:49 am


VATraveler1948 69M

4/29/2006 6:03 am

Great story MzHuny. I don't consider myself to have ever done anythig particularly or heroic. I was an volunteer firefighter/EMT for a number of years when my children were little and I can clearly remember being apprehensive (naah, I was scared shitless) when going to many of the emergency calls. I honestly can't remember many of the details from all the calls I answered. I remember a few highlights, ones like delivering a baby in the back of an ambulance. That one sticks in my mind, not because of any heroism but because of the humor. The woman was young (15 or 16) and rather full-figured. She swore she didn't know she was pregnant. The funniest aspect to the story was seeing the girls mother. She had been summoned to the emergency room to be with her daughter who had severe abdomonal cramps and when she arrived she met her granddaughter. Mamma had some very strong words for her little girl, most of which we were able to clearly hear as we cleaned up our unit out in the parking lot. I'll bet that is the last time a pregnancy crept up on that family!

My firefighter experiences were back in the early/mid-1070's and the fire department had a paid basic crew (2-3 men) for each station The rest of the labor force was volunteers. For me, going to a fire was always a terrifying experience, particularly if you were rifding on one of the trucks. First, back then all of the fire trucks only had "seating" for 2 or maybe 3 people. The driver/engineer, the crew chief or officer and maybe a third if they didn't mind straddling the gearshift. The rest of us got to ride on the tailboard. Riding on the tailboard was fun when it was just a short run on neighborhood streets but many of our calls required runs on the Interstate. There we were, 3 guys (sorry Tiller, no ladies back then on the Virginia Beach FD), standing on a platform on the back of a truck roaring down the interstate at 60 miles an hour and we were hanging on for dear life. That never made me feel brave but I guess I did conquer my fears. In about 1974 or 75 they started using safety straps that we clipped to a hook on the truck, that gave a little security. When I look back at those times I actually am amazed that more people weren't killed before they made it to the fire. One of the other stations had a fatal accident, this was in 1976 or so, the call was a vehicle fire on the interstate. The truck arrived on the scene, two of the tailboard guys jumped down and ran around to the side. The third tailboard guy was a couple seconds slower, and just after he jumped down the truck was rear-ended by a car doing 50+.

I know people are drawn to some jobs (Police, fire, EMT, military, etc) becuase they want to be heros. It has been my limited experience that you don't feel much terribly brave when the bells go off in the middle of the night for a structure fire in an appartment building or when you are doing CPR on a guy laying on his living room floor at 4AM and he pukes in your face. I guess I managed to overcome my basic fears and was able to function but I would never consider myself to have been brave.

Now, the bravest thing I do is mow the lawn, hell there could be a killer rabbit or a disgruntled mole in the back yard.

ArgosPlumyKooky 46F
3902 posts
4/29/2006 6:25 am

speaking my mind took courage i used to ne so reserved and shy

caressmewell 55F

4/29/2006 6:35 am

Great story MsHuny....I've had similar incidents happen when my kids were's scary but I would do what I had to to protect my kids.

rm_rover153 60M
2900 posts
4/29/2006 6:43 am

I think anyone that takes on the responsibility of having children are brave. 24/7 for at least 18 years they are your #1 responsiblity. Brave for staying in relationships to protect them from a very hostile world.

XO Bill

totally worn out and screaming
"WOO HOO what a ride!" Have a wonderful day!

kyplowboy22 63M

4/29/2006 6:52 am

Still get a kick out of that story. Me? Brave? Not a chance! Stupid maybe. Caught in a situation with no way way out but do something risky. But not brave. Later


TheRealThing655 49F
9558 posts
4/29/2006 7:05 am

Yes, that was a great story. It's true, when it comes to our children it is just our instinct to protect them in any way, even if it puts us in danger ourselves. I don't know if I've done something brave, but I am just glad I overcame my reluctance to leave my marriage because of my guilt of breaking up the "traditional" family unit. I realize I finally have to think of myself and my own future. I love my kids, but they will long as they know I love them and will always be here for them. I feel it's not much considering what you have been through in your life, but still, that's it for me.

deliciousngood 65F
1666 posts
4/29/2006 7:30 am

Everone in my family is brave to me. Last spring when my dad was so sick we all stayed by him day and night...we never cried in front of him. We held his hand, took him to the bathroom and later my brother had to hold him while he went.

In the end my mother had to tell him it was ok to go...we'd be ok. We all were there and got to tell him we loved him. It was a day of bravery and power. He bravely let go and we all bravely let him go with peace love and grace.

I told them all recently that I felt they we are all heroes...brave and good and kind.

sexyariesgirl 59F

4/29/2006 7:32 am are a VERY brave lady for so many reasons. You inspire me every day with your wonderful stories.

When my son (who is 22 now) was about 6 our neighbor's big old mean Chow got loose and came into our yard where he was playing. I heard my kid screaming and tore out the front door...the Chow was on his hind legs with his front legs over my baby's shoulders trying to drag him down. Oh God I panicked. I'm terrified of dogs...especially this one! But I grabbed my little boy and drug him to the ground and away from the dog. The owners of the dog were just standing there frozen...I screamed at them to get that damned dog out of my yard and keep him out or I would kill him! I still can't believe to this day that I got that close to that dog...but when your babies are in danger you will do a lot of things you think you can't!

Power To FOK

rm_DarknStar 55F
2823 posts
4/29/2006 7:42 am

"without thinking" When I was a kid, around 15. My family lived in a double apartment and there was two of them side by side. One afternoon, in the other double a woman came out and was Screaming her baby wasnt breathing. Everybody ran to her apartment, but me. I remember that there was an EMT that lived on the other side of us. But there was a fence that separated us. (a field fence) They say I jumped it well. I have not a clue, for I dont remember it. All I wanted to do is get to the neighbor for help. (as for the baby, I know it lived, but I dont remember much about it)

JaniSux 46F

4/29/2006 7:42 am

Ohh MzHuny, what a great story! I don't know that I've shown monumental bravery but once..

In elem school, my older sis had a big mouth, was known for starting shit and was always fighting. We walked to and from school, and I am not a fighter and don't enjoy fights, especially involving those I love and yet my sis fought every damn day. So I would walk home a different route to not see her get into yet another fight.

I'm just coming from school, still on school grounds, there's a crowd and wouldn't you know my sis JD is in the middle of it. Her mouth had written another check that her ass had to pay for... again. But to see my sister in peril, I freaked (younger, quiet, shy, me, the one who'd rather blend into a wall then stand out). But JD was getting beaten up and all I could do was charge my way in and I went off on F (the girl she was fighting). I was like one of those cartoon characters where arms and legs are moving at the same time, a ball of fury.. lol

At that point, it didn't matter that JD was always saying awful things about me, or that she always purposely made me feel useless and unwanted, she was my sister and that's all that went through my mind as I charged the older, taller, girl who could have kicked my ass if it weren't for me catching her off guard.

In the end, I knew that JD was not in life-threatening danger, but in the heat of the moment, that's what I'd felt. Our mother was shocked when this time the Principal was calling about goody-two-shoes me... lol instead of JD the fighter... AND JD and F ended up being friends after that..


-sorry for such a long comment MzH.

rm_marnisway 86F
5018 posts
4/29/2006 7:45 am

we surprise ourselves...everyday of our lives. Mamma lioness here...when i rear my head...I'm serious.



Nothing is ever the same... when it comes to pleasures.

with a hint....the erotic senses will manifest into an abounding mess of flesh

the mind needs fulfillment of the body

if it feels good is good

I've done it again...*S*

libgemOH 57M/53F

4/29/2006 7:50 am

Huny, I love your stories!!! I don't know how brave I am, but I know I am a woman of strength and will walk through and overcome most things.....eventually! I am the one who comes through in stress and in emergencies and holds it all in until it's over. I was able to do the driving when my mom had her heart attack and died and have always held it together when my daughter had her seizures, even the severe and life threatening ones. But when it's over.....I fall apart completely and totally and it's hard to come back. Thank you for sharing this with us, you are a wonderful lady!! -B

Looking4sex44240 55F

4/29/2006 8:20 am

One night I had used my mom's car for errands. I had to go out late to pick her up from work. I got this strange feeling to wait, a cpl more minutes. As I was driving I came up to this car that had flipped over. I was 8 months pregnat at the time, I only thought about that for a second, next thing I'm under the car help the girl out till the police got there. She was fine.

meerkittykat 43F

4/29/2006 8:40 am

mzhuny...cute story, and shows what we do for those we love.

I was rock climbing with my mom, brother, and my aunt Janet when I was 12 years old. we were headed up a slope on the end of our trip, when the trail we took turned out to be more sandy than we thought. My brother and mom went up first, then my aunt, followed by me. By the time I started halfway up, the trail was starting to crumble beneath my feet, and the ballasts holding me weren't stable. I lost my footing and slid down. The end of the drop was a 50 foot fall to a rocky river bed. I caught an exposed tree root and hung there, completely frozen.

My brother and aunt ran for help to the ranger's station, and my mom came back down the dangerous trail, strained to reach my hand, and slowly, achingly pulled me to safety.

My mom's always been my angel, but that day she was my hero.

needtoknowu1000 49F

4/29/2006 8:54 am

Sexual freedom goes a long ways toward conquering fears. It's an uneven journey; the terrain can be rough. There are rewards and there are also tears (from my experience), but experience is the best way to find yourself.

sexwyounow 52M

4/29/2006 9:08 am

    Quoting ArgosPlumyKooky:
    speaking my mind took courage i used to ne so reserved and shy

Seems like we are two of a kind in certain respects. I used to be extremely shy and withdrawn and now I am not. Heck, if I am standing in line in the grocery store and I get bored (Which I get bored really easy) I just start talking to the person next to me and usually I get a positive response and some conversation and before I know it I am checking my stuff out so I can get out of the confounded store. (I hate large stores)


sexwyounow 52M

4/29/2006 9:33 am

    Quoting ArgosPlumyKooky:
    speaking my mind took courage i used to ne so reserved and shy
Wow! I was thinking about this and NIGHTGUY really got me to thinking.

There are several people that come to my mind. My dads father owned a gas station during the depression and a black guy (Please don't be offended because I am half black myself!) needed gas but had no gas stamps and so he gave him the gas anyway. He could have lost his business and maybe more. Years later my father shared this little story in the local paper back home on the thoughts of racism!!!!!

My boss whom I had the pleasure to work for back home for six years. He was Special Ops. in Vietnam and I learned a lot just working with him. (Osmosis) He once told me that he saw so much in Asia that nothing in the REAL world could ever get him down or angry.

A personal friend of the family who was a Medic in Vietnam tried to blow his brains out years after the war and the gun misfired so he got help. I think that seeking out help is a extremely brave thing considering the circumstances.

Myself? I got caught up in drugs and alcohol when I was 16 after my mother died when I was 13. I sought out help when I was 25! When my sister brought me to the ER they had to give me drugs to speed up my poor heart. I truly believe that the good lord spared me and for what reason I still do not know. I am 40 now and I have not had a drop of liqueur or any kind of illicit drug in 15 years!

I took on three thugs after they told my father to fuck off and they never even got out of the car. I guess I was raging so bad they must have been scared LOL. When the police arrived I proceeded to cuss them out to! I don't recommend this as I very well could have gotten myself messed up really bad by these three thugs or sever ly beaten by the officers. I still remember the officers calling me as I tried to walk away (Reminded me of my bad boy days) "MR. Anderson, we would like to talk with you!" Reminds me of something straight out of the Matrix!!!!!! LOL LMAO

Big hugs to you hunyhole for personal reasons!!!


sexwyounow 52M

4/29/2006 9:36 am

Damn! Sorry snatchmatch for the double quote! The second post was supposed to be just a post not a quote. Arrrrrrrgh. This site really get my nerves sometimes LOL LMAO


rm_Kissmystuff 62F
1435 posts
4/29/2006 9:48 am

Fear is fear. In one person it may be something that would seem ridiculous to another. But overcoming that fear shows as much bravery as something that would seem more relevant to us...such as running into a burning building to save someone's life.

We have no idea what may have led that person to develop the fear they hold. Don't misunderstand..I'm in no way belittling the bravery of firefighters..police..etc. But I have learned to understand..that they also are fulfilling a personal need within themselves..when they go into such a profession. The person..who overcomes their fear of the dark..could be counted as brave as that depends upon what personal experience made them afraid.

I'm sure you realize..that parents..especially mothers..will face nearly save their children if they're in danger. There are instances of them demonstrating super human strength..for instance. Such is human nature.



demonicsexkitten 43F
10689 posts
4/29/2006 10:49 am

Hmm... well, ppl say i'm brave for travelling 1/2 way around the world alone. but...

the one moment i most remember... i was assistant manager in a fast food restaurant. we had this family that came in all the time, but whenever they came thru drive they'd miss ordering some of their food... then would come back 10 minutes later angry and demanding we fix it. Well... usually i was cooking. but this particular time i was taking orders. when they told me what they wanted, i KNEW they were missing something they usually ordered, i just couldn't remember what. so i read it back... pointed out i thought they were missing something... read it again. when they got to the window, i read it again... then gave them the receipt to read over to verify before i took their $. yep: all there.

so 10 minutes later, the family came back in thru drive, PO'd that we missed part of their order. But i refused to play that game. rung it up, told them the price. The husband got mad and came forward to the window. i reminded them that i had them verify their order 6 times. They would have to pay. So the guy snapped. Said "I'll take care of this!!!" His wife (the driver) suddenly went pale... and a very weak, "i'm so sorry... so very sorry" as he came storming into the building.

His eyes and face were blood red. He was yelling, cussing. I was shy, quiet myself... not used to confrontation ever. I just stayed out of arms length (I swear, had he been able to reach me, I'd have been dead) and talked to him calmly, over and over, until his deadly rage passed. He realized I was right. paid for the food and left.

Then? I collapsed on the floor.

wickedeasy 68F  
31340 posts
4/29/2006 11:02 am

i think beiggn brave is doing something you don't want to do, that terrifies you and you do it anyway because you know you have to - just like you did for your kids

my mom once beat a rabid bat to death with a broom - told us all not to come in no matter what we heard - and for a lady that never swore - she was quite creative that day - grins

PS i am a frequent visitor to your blog - may i say that your writing style is very appealing, flows beautifully

You cannot conceive the many without the one.

docdirk 49M

4/29/2006 12:14 pm

When I was a skinny, VERY shy and reserved 12-year-old, I was cornered by my large, angry stepfather. He was yelling at me for something stupid. Something took control of me, and as I watched my hand curl to a fist, I saw myself throwing my first ever punch, right to his eye. He backed off in shock.

I love the image of you whipping that bat around, btw!!!

Ah, Its you again, Your Angel Feathers and your Blood Stains...

livinlavalova 44M

4/29/2006 1:06 pm

"Just like the Comet's Tail, That Daisy paves a walked on trail"

From Liv Inlavalova, "If you can't take the Heat, Get out of AdultFriendFinder."

Bonus Track 1, "Mzhunyhole"

To be released March 28, 2007

imLadyBambi 59M/51F

4/29/2006 2:04 pm


I would have to honestly say that from my BAD childhood ordeals, that they have made me a strong person, and that has helped me to overcome so many obstacles in life.

I probably wouldn't be alive now if not for that.Great blog!

Lady Bambi

free2chose2 67F

4/29/2006 2:39 pm

Quite awhile ago I talked an old lady off a third floor roof top in the dead of winter, and walked her back down the steps.

In a grocery store parking lot, a woman got out of her car without putting it in park, my father saved her.

Don't worry, be Happy

spacecadet561 61M

4/29/2006 3:32 pm

I had an uncle who was a gunner in a B-17 until his plane, like so many others, got shot down. He spent the rest of the war as a "guest" of the Luftwaffe. He came home, got married, raised 6 kids. He rarely talked about the war. He'd done the job Uncle Sam sent him to do, came home, and got on with the rest of his life.


livinlavalova 44M

4/29/2006 4:12 pm

It's a standoff. Liv Inlavalova vs niceguy20402.

Place your bets and hit the advice columns.

ArtisticTwist75 42F
2505 posts
4/29/2006 4:30 pm

Good story.

StillSmokin2oo6 45M/44F

4/29/2006 5:03 pm

Great story...

rm_gata11459 59F
10597 posts
4/29/2006 8:34 pm

i think of all the single moms that are raising their kids alone that i have known are my heros and my bravest.. there is no rule book and it aint easy, but they fight their way thru it every single day, hell or high water, feeding, clothing and loving xoxo gata

Peace xxx K

rm_cru1972 46M
4407 posts
4/29/2006 11:34 pm

I never felt I did anything brave, but I have been told by those close to me i have, especially when I was an EMT

rm_1sexyroo 57M/57F
333 posts
4/29/2006 11:53 pm

MzHuny...I do deeclare you come up with some of the most thought provoking & hysterical topics!
While I've never done anything I would call brave or heroic, I have done somethings I would like to think most " good citizens" would do.
For example, one day last year I was in the bank finishing off my transactions and chatting with the teller, when out of the corner of my eye I noticed this fellow enter the bank wearing camouflage pants, a hooded sweat jacket and toque on his head. While this may not sound like anything out of the ordinary, it was considering it was in the middle of an extremely hot day. As I turned to walk away from the counter, he pulled the toque ( which turned ot to be a face mask) down over his face and pulled the gun from where it was tucked in his waistband.
I reached for my cell phone as I leaned back towards the teller and whispered that I was leaving now as it appeared they were about to be robbed. I calmly turned and walked passed the would be bank robber with my phone to my ear and the 911 operator already on the line.
In a relatively calm voice, I explained the situation, described the individual and waited on the line as asked, all the while shaking in my shoes so bad I could hardly stand up. Hubby was sitting in the car wondering what the hell I was doing as I'm gesturing to him what was going on in the bank. So what does he do? He jumps out of the car and rushes into the bank as the bank robber calmly walks past him and jumps on his little bicycle and heads off into traffic. Not to bright his guy - he got caught with in 4 blocks of the bank - he was riding his bike southbound in the north bound traffic lane on the busiest road in town!
It sounds funny now as I retell you the story, but to this day - I am watching everyone when I am any bank as though they may be the next bank robber!

RevJoseyWales 70M/67F
14393 posts
4/30/2006 9:28 am

have aI done anything brave? I dunno. I've been told that iI have, but I've always seen it as doing what has to be done. I was a field medic in "Nam, on the ground in the bushes, and flew medivacs as well. I din't chose to do that, and I was drafted. I never thought I was brave (still don't), but I did what I had to do. That's what MEN do isn't it?

Have I put myself in harms way to protect or take care of people? Yeah, a couple of times I guess. But brave? Nah, I just do what needs to be done. That's just what men do. Shouldn't be a big deal.

"McVeigh had the right idea, wrong address."

"This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok."

livinlavalova 44M

4/30/2006 12:23 pm

Wow. Now I see why they call this the Honest Hunyhole. No wonder it's so popular. Alot of brave people on this blog. I suppose I should be brave too. If anyone knows about the car accident in front of location J, it was pure coincidence. Someone was tryna screw with my family in private, so I used the car accident to my advantage. Not too honest, I guess. Still. When someone's fuckin with your family, you fight with whatever means necessary. The standoff between me and niceguy should be over now, providing anyone looks into it. It's over and done with from my end of it, and I am moving on now. Don't know people that well here yet. Have I ever done anything Brave?....Yeah.

JoLeeS 42F

4/30/2006 9:55 pm

Hmm... Something brave... I have been through so much and stood up to so many people in my life..... I think weird shit is attracted to me.... Something is ALWAYS I would have to say one of the scariest times was when I lived in Dallas.... i had only been there for maybe 2 weeks and I was always getting lost.... I pulled up to a redlight at 2 a.m.... I was of course by myself.. I had the window rolled down and radio blaring... i felt something cold on my temple and I heard a man say give me your purse bitch nd then get out of the fucking car...... I reached in and got my makeup bag off the floor(now..I had a LOT of makeup at the time..the things was heavy).... I lifted it up and slapped him in the face with it and put my foot on the gas.... He shot at my car as I was driving away(didn't hit ANYTHING)... I got pissed and started driving fast... I was like how dare he? I drove back around the corner and there he was leaning down looking thru my purse.... I put my foot on the gas and went straight for him... He threw the gun at my car.... I went back around...used a pay phone and called the cops... They picked him up while he was looting my makeup bag..... They found the gun and everything.... Wow... Guess what just happened... My brother in law and his girlfriend were over... My brother in law opened the door(uase he thought the dude was a friend of mine)... The guy pushed his way in and eyed my shit...asked if we wanted to buy some rocks.... We pushed him back outside... He left...and then came back 10 minutes later pounding again...... Called the cops on his ass... My heart is still pounding... I am sleeping with my titleist tonight.....

waerlookin4fun 51M/47F

4/30/2006 10:38 pm

My older sister.......when we were growing up my parents would leave us alone and go to the bar and get night this psycho broke in and my older sister went for the phone......not once, but twice (she couldn't find it the first time) and called my parents, the police and then she let our dogs out!!!! They found him cornered by the dogs and him beggin to be let go....Thank God for my your posts btw...they get me thinking

sexwyounow 52M

5/1/2006 1:47 am

    Quoting JoLeeS:
    Hmm... Something brave... I have been through so much and stood up to so many people in my life..... I think weird shit is attracted to me.... Something is ALWAYS I would have to say one of the scariest times was when I lived in Dallas.... i had only been there for maybe 2 weeks and I was always getting lost.... I pulled up to a redlight at 2 a.m.... I was of course by myself.. I had the window rolled down and radio blaring... i felt something cold on my temple and I heard a man say give me your purse bitch nd then get out of the fucking car...... I reached in and got my makeup bag off the floor(now..I had a LOT of makeup at the time..the things was heavy).... I lifted it up and slapped him in the face with it and put my foot on the gas.... He shot at my car as I was driving away(didn't hit ANYTHING)... I got pissed and started driving fast... I was like how dare he? I drove back around the corner and there he was leaning down looking thru my purse.... I put my foot on the gas and went straight for him... He threw the gun at my car.... I went back around...used a pay phone and called the cops... They picked him up while he was looting my makeup bag..... They found the gun and everything.... Wow... Guess what just happened... My brother in law and his girlfriend were over... My brother in law opened the door(uase he thought the dude was a friend of mine)... The guy pushed his way in and eyed my shit...asked if we wanted to buy some rocks.... We pushed him back outside... He left...and then came back 10 minutes later pounding again...... Called the cops on his ass... My heart is still pounding... I am sleeping with my titleist tonight.....

Good for you girl!!!!!!: I have admit I don't think it was such a good idea going back to the scene but it all worked out! You should have ran his ass over but then you would have been brought up on charges. Funny how our Judicial system works!

Back home I was in a not so nice part of town and I was rolling up to a stop sign when this guy in front of me gets out of his car and starts walking towards mine!!!! I thought to myself "OK God, I guess it is time for you to take me.) Just as I was about to slam it in reverse he shouted (How do I get to Interstate 94?) I actually thought it was my time to check out!!!


rm_amature2006 47M/54F

5/1/2006 7:11 am

I finally found the courage to stand up to people, men, my family, my friends. To tell them they will not use me or treat me bad. I have found the courage to do what makes me happy. Of coarse now most people other than my son thinks I'm a ROYAL BITCH!! but you know what, after a life time of doing what people told me to do and being who people wanted me to be it feels good to be me. So I wear my BITCH title proudly. I have earned it.

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