What Is $5?
--by ibsoldout, posted Apr 7, 2007
The other day some co-workers and I went to subway for lunch. We made our purchases and proceeded back to the car.
As we were leaving I heard some one calling to me. I looked up and saw a lady looking distressed. She wanted a dollar so she could get a snack. She looked like she had been walking for quite a while and if nothing else was thristy. So I looked in my wallet and all I had was a $5. I reached in pulled it out and handed it to her.
My friends commented that they don't have extra money to pass out like that, but the way I figure -- what if that was my daughter or sister? Would I want someone to shrug her off? What if she was desperate? I didn't know if she was homeless, her car had broken down, or she was stranded and had to walk a while till she could get to someone who could help her. I couldn't take that chance.