Uhm, I'm Slightly New to This. Here Goes.

I'll admit that I feel extremely awkward writing this, because it feels like self- promotion. But, anyway.

I was riding in an SUV with a friend of mine through downtown Greensboro, and we blew past two tired- looking twentysomethings sitting on a median with a sign reading "broke and ugly- need money."

We looked at each other an immediately began talking about it, and a minute later, we decided to stop at a McDonald's. We drove back with two hot Mac meals, parked, and ran out onto the road to give it to them. They smiled and thanked us- the entire exchange took about twenty seconds, but we both left with a sense of fulfillment. Their bags were worn, stained in places, and their hair was greasy and tangled. I wish I could've tolked to them, heard their story, but I just didn't take the time.

Innamorati Innamorati
18-21, M
6 Responses Aug 3, 2007

very good job ... i will try to get some inspiration from u ... :)

Wow, I feel it just from reading this story. But um, that was nice. At least it wasnt alcohol. Good Job. I think. Yeah. Whoo.. =)

I am glade you helped so often when I say I helped someone it never failes some one tells me that the people are just scaming for money or they are just lazy and will most likley use the mopney for drugs or somthing. I just reply thats not for me to judge. Maybe , just maybe some kind act will impact their lives for the good. Thanks!

well thanks for the kindness, maybe if you give them food rsthr than money they will be satisfied but isn't it better to give them what they ask for? if they ask for food ,then it sh'd be food.

I think buying food for homeless people is the best way to tackle it. I used to give money when I saw someone in need but then a friend said that they would probably spend it on drugs or alcohol. If you buy food then you know what your money has been spent on so I always do that now so I know I'm not supporting something I'm against.

I think buying food for homeless people is the best way to tackle it. I used to give money when I saw someone in need but then a friend said that they would probably spend it on drugs or alcohol. If you buy food then you know what your money has been spent on so I always do that now so I know I'm not supporting something I'm against.