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.