At the Gas Pump Yesterday
--by lewski711, posted Oct 30, 2019
He said he was looking for change for food and asked if I could help. He was right up in my space and I felt like he was being a bit aggressive with his request. So, I told him that I was just paying with my card.
He was visibly disappointed that I didn't help and walked away. Another man asked me if the Batman guy had been talking to me. I told him he wanted money for food. He kind of scoffed, and that's when I heard my own voice, "he wanted money for food."
Once I heard myself say it, I was able to look passed the space issue and aggressiveness, and hear that he wanted food.
After I paid for the gas. I grabbed a bag I keep in the car with chips, water, nuts, trail mix, etc... and I drove down the road looking for him. I saw him walking into a pizza place. I parked and headed to the pizza place with my bag. He was walking out eating a banana.
"You said you wanted some food," I said handing him the bag. He was surprised. "Thank you so much," he said to me. "Bless you."
He took the bag and left. He really wanted food.
Moral of this story: Listen to what people are saying and try to overlook how they say it (maybe).