Not what I normally do
January 28, 2011
There was a girl on Telegraph today with a sign that said “All I can say is Please and Thank you” and I’m not sure if it was because my week has sucked so bad or if I was thinking about the warm, good person vibe that Renee has that I occasionally covet, or maybe I’m just not as mean as I think I am but I gave her something.
I had cash but I wasn’t going to give anyone money. I’m still me, no matter what is going on in my life at the moment.
But I would get a gift card to some food establishment. I thought about Subway but I didn’t think it would go far enough… cover enough meals, Soup Co… warm but no. Finally I went with Noah’s bagels.
On my way back from an errand I got the card and I gave it too her. She was shocked and she used the card to touch the brim of her hat. And she smiled.
I gave her a gift card and she gave me a perfect moment of grace. I think I might have needed the grace more than she needed the food.