A Stolen Story About A Beggar

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on March 26, 2010

Once again, there is little to say. It is time to borrow. The source today is Gartalker.
The original author was a woman.
There is a saying, beg, borrow, or steal. They all involve the transfer of something, presumably of some value, to another party. The receiving party probably will not compensate the distributor. Another option is purchase, which is not considered in this case. Once money changes accounts, taxes are usually involved. If their is one thing that Gartalker and PG agree on, it is generating less tax revenue for our various governments.
The best verb for the transfer of this story is steal. It is a story about a beggar. The pictures are from the Atlanta Beltline corridor, taken 01-23-10. One of the pictures has a cussword.

I was walking down the street when I was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless woman who asked me for a couple of dollars for dinner.
I took out my wallet, got out ten dollars and asked, ‘If I give you this money, will you buy chocolate with it instead of dinner?’
‘No, I had to stop eating chocolate years ago’, the homeless woman told me.
‘Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying food?’ I asked.
‘No, I don’t waste time shopping,’ the homeless woman said. ‘I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive.’
‘Will you spend this on a beauty salon instead of food?’ I asked.
‘Are you NUTS!’ replied the homeless woman. I haven’t had my hair done in 20 years!’
‘Well, I said, ‘I’m not going to give you the money. Instead, I’m going to take you out for dinner with my husband and me tonight.’
The homeless Woman was shocked. ‘Won’t your husband be furious with you for doing that? I know I’m dirty, and I probably smell pretty disgusting.’
I said, ‘That’s okay. It’s important for him to see what a woman looks like after she has given up shopping, hair appointments, and chocolate.’

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