Even The Streets Have Rent

, , , , , , | Friendly | May 11, 2019

(There is a man standing at the edge of a parking lot that has three or four fast food places. His clothes are tattered, he looks a little worse for the wear, and he has a cardboard sign that says “hungry” or “need food” or something along those lines. I’m going through the drive-thru to get an iced coffee, so I buy a $5 gift card. I pull up next to the man and give him the gift card in a little envelope with the receipt.)

Man: “Thank you so much.”

Me: “You’re welcome. It’s just a $5 gift card to the coffee place.”

Man: “Oh… I need like $40 to pay my rent.”

Me: “…”

Man: “…”

(He caught me so off guard, I just closed my window and drove away.)

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