To the person to whom we lent our gas can Friday night (Fruitvale) when you ran out of fuel.
We kindly lent you gas and our gas can to help you out. You told us that no one else would help you. Unfortunately, you neglected to return it.
The jerry can is of small value. Helping you out in a rough situation is of greater value.
One day, an honest person may need help and we just may hesitate to help him or her because of our experience with you.
That is the harm that may come from your actions. We truly hope you are feeling good about yourself today.