Dont mean to bore anyone with another one of my stories,but I refused to put my pride on the shelf Sunday afternoon.A good friend from church graciously gives me his blessing to fish his pond anytime I want.I've always believed that when you have permission to enter private property,like I just menthoned,you don't want to burn bridges and bring company along with you(or at least I never do) Anyway I made an exception that afternoon,a buddy of mine from across the street was'nt doing anything so I asked my friend if I can bring someone else along with me fishing on his property.He granted me his OK,the only rule he had was that we pick up our trash should we leave any (respect for another ones property,of course,thats the way it' done).......Anyhow,my across-the-street buddy was loading his gear in my pickup,including a cooler.I didnt think anything about it until we were about to drive off when he asked me to let him out so he can get into his cooler.10 seconds later,he hopped back into the cab with a can of Bud Light in his hand.I looked at him and asked him if that was the only can of beer he had,he told me"no,i have a 12 pack in the cooler.Without even thinking about my words,I put my foot down and told him "my friend who owns this pond is a devout christian so there ain't gonna be any beer drinkin'".All of the sudden ,he jumps out of the truck,grabs his gear(and cooler) and says "so long".He hasnt talked to me since,and probably never will again. No,this is not a sermon on alcohol or any thing like that,the point I was making is to show respect to someone that gives you special favor to share his property with you.If I was in my across-the- street buddy's shoe's,I would have left the beer at home for the 3 hours of fishing.Why it made him mad,me telling him about respect,I dont know.He may have an issue with chemical dependency,that's not for me to judge.In no way am I putting myself on a pedestal for my word's,but why can't people show respect anymore? I'm not putting anyone down here on the BOC,in fact all you brothers (and sisters)are some of the most respectale people I've come across in a long time.But I'm asking "is showing respect getting to be a lost art nowadays?" It doesent have to be like my situation,it could be other everday things in life,example,if you borrow a friends car show respect and put some gas in it.If you borrow your neighbors tools,don't bring them back all greasy,or,if you borrow money,for Pete's sake, pay it back! Did'nt mean to preach here or bore anyone.I was hoping I'd be the only one in the world with the situation I just described but something tells me I'm not.As for as my 'buddy's' concern,he can get happy in the same britches he got hurt in.If theres one lesson I learned this weekend,it would be 'Never Bite The Hand That Feeds You'