Sometimes Humanity Can Be Discouraging

, , , , | Friendly | December 27, 2018

(I am waiting for the bus while a guy plays the guitar a couple of benches down. His playing is excellent, so I fish around in my pocket as my bus arrives, gather the loose change I have, and head over to drop it into the case that he has open in front of him. As I try to do so, a woman comes sprinting over and grabs my arm, stopping me from placing the money in the case.)

Woman: *in a condescending, babyish voice* “No, no, no, no. If you do that, you’ll just encourage him.”

Me: *with the most disdainful, “You are an idiot”’ look I can muster* “That’s the point.”

(I then yanked my arm free, dropped the money in the case, and headed off to catch my bus, leaving the woman standing there looking like I’d slapped her with a dead fish.)

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