Well, I guess I've been served.
Zakski is right. I've developed a misplaced sense of entitlement over the personal belongings that I worked hard and paid for, used daily for a long time and grew attached to. If I wanted to keep it so bad, I shouldn't have thrown it so far away in the first place (or at least should have spent more time learning to be a perfect shot every time). I should learn to be more tolerant of people that feel that same sense of entitlement for "finders keepers" - since we all learned that phrase in kindergarten... why shouldn't we believe in it's inherent truth and hold fast to it into adulthood.
My problem is that I want to live in an ideal world where people can count on each other. It's a pipe dream. People can't be trusted, so we should all behave accordingly and do our utmost best to be like people are - not like we wish they were.
I didn't wish to ask what was in your bag for the purpose of bragging, I was obviously implying something that wasn't fair to assume. Sorry man, I shouldn't have asked. As for wasting my time posting on a board... I guess we're both guilty of that. I just came back from getting some much needed practice however - thanks for the pointer, it helped.
For the record, I don't want PIA shut down, I just want them to obey the ordinances. A boycott is a very effective way to change practices and policies. I still feel reporting all theft to the police is the best practice. I gave the report over the phone to the police and to the park rangers in person and tried very hard not to waste any more time than needed. I can see how that upsets you, but I think the points I made about that in the other topic are tested and true.
Curious, did anyone get your evolution proline spirit from basket 18 at Creve Couer back to you?
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