Walking to the supermarket this evening, for the third time today, I passed the homeless girl on crutches with one leg…She’s always on our corner, I guess it’s a lucrative spot.
‘Can you help me?’ She says, waving her cardboard cup almost in my face.
I gave my usual response, ‘Sorry, no change’… and kept walking, simply because if I gave to every soul begging on the corner, I’d need a bigger wallet!
To which she replies, ‘I take credit card!’
Say what? ‘Of course you do!’
I laughed all the way to the supermarket…because, shit, she may be begging but she’s witty!
On the way back, I gave her 2 bucks because she made me laugh… Her answer to my generosity and compliment about her style? ‘I’m serious about the credit cards, ma’am’…
Still making me laugh lady, still!