Friday, November 4, 2011

the senselessness of strangers

Today after driving home from the grocery store I was stopped at a red light and saw a man in his late twenties or so standing on the corner. He was holding a sign that said lost my job, rent is due. Now usually these people make me feel uncomfortable and I try to ignore them. And even if I do by chance see them, I won't even think about giving them money. Why? Because first, I believe people should work for what they're given, and second because I naturally think that they'll spend it on boos. Nonetheless, I really felt like I should give him something. So as the light turned green I drove forward slowly, unrolled my window, and handed him a dollar bill. Was this stupid? Absolutely. What person in their right mind unrolls their window with their wallet open and someone they don't know standing outside? Well, I guess I do. Sorry Mom and Dad, guess your lesson on stranger danger never stuck.

But despite the fact that I probably just did something stupid, AND that I'm a poor college student and need to save all my money, at least I can feel like I did something good for someone today. Hopefully.


  1. First of all, how did I not know that you had a blog until now?

    Secondly, it's booze, not boos. But I'm glad that you don't know that one...

  2. well maybe because you stopped talking to me? i miss you though! and yeah i had no idea if i was spelling that right or not..