Today is cold and windy. I mean its windy enough, where if someone put a string on you, you would be their kite. Trees are rocking, leaves are blowing and the chill can freeze you, in your path. I went out to the shopping center, to buy some goodies for New Years Eve. I noticed many people out and about. It reminded me of Christmas shoppers.
On a sad note, I noticed there seems to be more homeless people, outside of the shopping center. I felt sad, thinking how cold it was outside and wondering if they had a place to stay. As I hurried into the store one man asked, if I could buy him something to eat, as he shivered. I hurried into the store, saying to the man, “sorry not today.” I didn’t really listen to him, when I passed him. Now that I have grabbed my cart, I instantly feel bad. I reach into my purse to grab a dollar, then I walk back outside.
I see him still standing there, so I hand him the dollar. I ask him, “what do you need?” He says, he is hungry. I don’t say anything, I just walk away. Now I feel bad again… What is he going to buy to eat, that cost a dollar? As I continue with my shopping, I decide I will get him a drink & burger from McDonald’s. That will be better, than the dollar I gave to him. After I am done with my shopping, I go to McDonald’s to put my order in.
As I am walking outside, I realize I didn’t buy him anything! I bought food for my family, but not him! Okay… I know, I will give him my drink and a chicken sandwich. Wait a minute, then that leaves two jalapeño burgers, that aren’t even mine! I don’t like them anyway, that’s why I bought a chicken sandwich for myself, in the first place. I know… I will give him a jalapeno burger, but maybe he dosent like jalapeño’s!
By now my head is hurting… I should of bought him a $5.00 gift card, at McDonalds. I finally get outside and I can’t find him. Then I take my cart and look for him at the other exit. I still don’t see him. I get in the car with my friend and ask him, “have you seen a slender Hispanic man?” He looks at me and says, there are a lot of people here and probably a lot of people with that description. I say, maybe he is at Safeway next door.
So now we drive over to Safeway. As we are driving I say, “if I see him I am going to grab that soda I just gave you and your burger. Oh… And that ski jacket I gave you earlier, I need that too, because he looked cold.