(WHAT WOULD T.J. DO?)
At least once a week during hunting season, a post lands on my Facebook newsfeed about one of my friends having a trail camera or treestand stolen. It’s downright pathetic really, because almost all of these items are stolen by other hunters. Because the owner isn’t there actually holding the item, people act like it’s fair game to take home with them—even if it takes a pair of bolt cutters to do it.
After talking with Ash for a couple of days and witnessing his efforts to reunite these guns with their owner, it slowly dawned on me just how much of an anomaly it was to see such honesty. Once he’d returned the guns to their owner, he revealed what the items were on the bowsite.com thread he’d been posting in. He was met with post after post of accolades, applauding his ethics and honesty.
The sad part is that his actions were abnormally newsworthy. How often do people go the lengths he did to return lost items to their rightful owner? Sadly, not often. Next time you encounter an item that belongs to someone else, ask yourself this question: What would T.J. do?