WWTJD

(WHAT WOULD T.J. DO?)

Modern Pioneer - - [lost Guns] -

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?

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