Mr. Not Posted September 28, 2012 Share Posted September 28, 2012 Pulling an all-nighter at a friend's house, I was hungry while he was asleep and his kitchen bare. I went down to McDonalds just not too long ago to buy myself breakfast (6:30 AM). After finishing my breakfast, throwing it away and leaving, a homeless man asked a favor of me, his voice weak. He looked up at me, revealing the gruesome cut on his nose. He asked for any change I had. I told him I didn't have any, and that's when he said he hadn't eaten in three days. I kind of doubted that to be frank, but regardless I pulled out my credit card and told him I'd buy him some food. I ended up simply buying a dollar breakfast burrito, handing it to him, then leaving. I should have bought him a meal, sat down with him, and talked... Told him where in town to go to for help. Asked him if there was anything he'd like to share with me. Did I do more than other people would? Well sure, the McDonalds employees wouldn't give him any food or buy a meal for him, I know this much. I thought about this but immediately rejected the thought as one of justification. Because it's petty. I'm not to compare myself to others. I'm to be comparing what I did to what I claim (or think, more like) to stand for morally. And I fell short. Big time. At this point, I'm just hoping he runs into someone who's even more considerate than I was to help him. Next time I'm faced with a situation like this I hope to handle it better. Who knows, I may even run into this same man again. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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