well from a libertarin standpoint if we all took a more interested standpoint in the protection of our fellow man, then there would be less need for the government to the the job for us in the form of nanny laws.quote:Originally posted by coreyjdl
geeto? so why should anyone <s> do i </s>have to be that kids parent? other than his actual parents.
and let alone the fact that i'm not much older than he is.
i think i did my job as an advisor in that while i didn't encourage him to get it. and on every corner i advised him to stick with the 900 vulcan, both financially and in order to learn to ride. i told him and his mother straight that he doesn't know how to ride it...
but ultimately i sell bikes.. and someone bought one.
thinking for someone who may or may not be capable on their own is not my job. and quite frankly isn't a bartenders job either.
Whether you like to rationalize it any way you think works or not however there comes to a moral decision. And in this case you made a bad moral decision because in the end you made the sale instead of doing something you knew had a high probability of a bad outcome and is generally regarded as irresponsible by society. Sure you are not this kids parent but if you think his behavior doesn't effect you in the long run then don't bitch when your local laws change to affect your business. The bottom line is we are all members of the same society and like it or not we should all look out for each other in some small way. Sure you could say well he would just go somewhere else and buy it and them someone else gets the commission, but you know what? then he would have the guilt of that kid on his hands instead of yours.
I don't think you are inherently a bad person, but I do think you owe more responsibility to this situation than you think you do. in the end what is your guilty feeling worth? these are the tough decisions that you are going to learn as you go through life youngin