Friday, August 1, 2014
Never good enough.
Do other people have this problem? I am never good enough. I never do enough. For instance. Last night on the way home, I stopped at Wendys (those Frosty tags!) I saw a man sitting outside. Not by the door, not bothering anyone, not looking too mangy, but looking homeless or something. I bought a Jr hamburger for me, value fries for the 3 of us, and got 6 free Frosties. Then I added another Jr hamburger and another Frosty (which I think they charged me for because I forgot to show them that I was carrying 8 tags). I asked the man if he was waiting for someone and he said yes. I asked if he was hungry and he said, “Yes, I am.” So I gave him one burger and one Frosty. He told me that he had a bicycle accident and got a concussion. He was in the hospital for something like 17 days. No one knew where he was, so his landlord evicted him. (Joseph said that does not sound legal and I think he is right) He had a bag with things donated by some church. He was grateful that it’s summer and not raining. I expressed sympathy, but I left. Joseph asked me if I had gotten any contact information but I didn’t think of it.
So, good points – I gave him a little food and kind words. Bad points – nothing more to help him. And it wasn’t much food. Not quite good enough. What should I have done? I am not sure. I really don’t think I am up to bringing strangers home.