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Old 24-02-2012, 15:32   #16
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Originally Posted by Bash

It comes down to a fundamental question of what it means to be a good guest. As was pointed out above, if you're the only owner of a grinder in 500 miles, that's different than if you're illegally taking business from a poor local businessman who invested a month's earnings to purchase his own grinder.
And what employed the islander for 2 days with a file, grinder dude did in 10 minutes.

Time is something poor folks have lots of...

However my Dad was in New Guinea village after WWII. He tells a story on fixing the well pump bellows with a piece of shoe leather and the hand tools he always carried. He was treated like black magic voodoo royalty but always speculated that if he didnt fix the pump he would have been on the roasting spit...

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