West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:02 am

A little late to the party, aren't we kerbear? :gee:
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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: kerbear On: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:36 am

Better late than never is my motto!!!

I just found out about this nonsense and wanted to put a stop to it

People like Richard and some others have nothing else better to do than talk nasty about something/someone they know nothing about!

If you were all from around this area, you would know.

Get a life guys!
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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:40 am

kerbear wrote: You obviously don't know Ron or the town or the business.


I lived in West Pittston for 35 years. :roll:
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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: kerbear On: Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:42 pm

Really Richard, does Ron know you?

If you really knew him, you would know better than to even post something like that about a well known citizen of this area.

Ron is well liked and a very hard working business and family man. To say something like that about him is just wrong.

During the flood there were people coming from all over to "supposedly" help the community, well, how many houses and businesses got robbed during that time b/c the community "trusted" people coming in to help?

Ron would never turn anyone away and he would lend a helping hand or tool at any time.
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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:03 pm

As an impartial observer of this little back and forth...

Richard posted his brothers experience in asking for the use of a grease gun. You imply that there were people coming in the area to "supposedly" help and therefore he was justified in his response to the request. Then in the next sentence you say he would not turn anyone away and would lend a helping hand or tool at any time. There is a little inconsistency there. Everybody has a bad day and maybe this was his. Who knows, maybe Richards brother owes him a beer from years gone by and he was mad about that.

You only get one chance to make a first impression. I usually give someone a second chance (with an especially critical eye) before writing them off in case they were having their bad day in front of me. Unless they are mistreating a dog or their kid, then it's all over.
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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:26 pm

The private actions of people when they are not in the spotlight is the true measure of someones character. :)

Everybody has a bad day and maybe this was his.


Perhaps but after mucking around in the mud for days and in the case of my brother for the benefit of others I wasn't a very happy camper when I originally posted this. In retrospect perhaps it was bit harsh but it is what it is.
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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:32 pm

I have known Richard long enough to be able to say the story he posted was the absolute truth. Bad day or not, it wasn't the right thing to do.
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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: kerbear On: Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:08 pm

I have known Ron long enough to know he wouldn't say No to anyone.

Richard's brother may have asked a worker of Ron's that day and the kids they have working there may not have known.

Ron was open 24 hours a day for the week of the flood for emergency crews, etc. He had clean bathrooms for people to use, water to drink, food to eat donated by local people and he was still open selling gas for people that needed it and that could get around.

If you knew Ron or read the local stories during the flood you would have seen and heard that WSA was the "hub" of everything. Fire, Police, Ambulance, Town Personnel were there around the clock. WSA didn't close for 3 days straight.
Ron, his wife, his co-worker, his daughter and other neighborhood people were there all the time.

Bad day or not, Ron would not have said NO!
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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:08 pm

Ker-bear, take a quaalude or something, you got YOUR point across, some people just seem to disagree. ;)
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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:39 pm

quaaludes?!!! Wow..... :punk: :punk:
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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:01 pm

Damn, I'm showing my age aren't I. :clap: toothy
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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:48 am

do a lude dude :!: :D :o :shock:
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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:08 am

Fred, So now I know why you keep those horses. Makes it legal to keep those "horse tranquilizers" on location. :shifty:




So it appears that the real reason Richard posted this subject, in the manner that he did, has worked. If you read the original it was stated that he posted this to make sure it would get picked up by various search engines. And then along comes "kerbear" who must have done an internet search on Ron or his business and finds this post and blows a gasket. The power of the internet and the search engines at their finest.


Kerbear, put it to bed already. In fact if Ron is such a great guy, maybe he should be the one trying to reach out to Richard.............................

Perhaps offer him a free tube of grease ??????



Rick
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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:33 am

Could have been a bad day but as they say you only get one chance to make a first impression. If in any type of business you have to keep that in mind.
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Re: West Side Auto, West Pittston, Ron Gitkos Owner

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:38 am

Rick 386 wrote:Kerbear, put it to bed already. In fact if Ron is such a great guy, maybe he should be the one trying to reach out to Richard.............................

Perhaps offer him a free tube of grease ??????



Rick


No thanks, for starters it wouldn't be very ethical.
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