Monday, August 8, 2011

Spare a Quarter

As I walked to the 7-Eleven in this ungodly heat, I passed by an assumably homeless man standing by the pay phone.  He did not say anything to me as I pushed the stroller past him to the Redbox machine.  I needed to return the movie we had kept one day longer than planned.  As I walk past the man again to leave, he muttered, "Spare a quarter?"  I pretended not to hear him.  As I walked home, I thought. 
I should take that $2 spent on the Redbox movie and give it to the man.  I can help a man out.  I should do my part.  I instead kept the $2 and walked home.  I've been reading about how to use money for origami.  I can make an intricate fish, or a jacket.  Undoubtedly, however, it will purchase us a night of a Redbox rental, and one day of forgetting to bring it back.   

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