||[Oct. 20th, 2006|01:52 pm]
The Question Club
1. What does your umbrella look like? I think they say a lot about a person.|
2. So, giving food to homeless people etiquette.
Sometimes my host mom makes me a sandwich, and I end up getting a different lunch, so then I have this perfectly good sandwich all wrapped up in tinfoil and nothing to do with it. Normally I just end up eating it or passing it off to another upper-middle-class friend with three square meals a day and a roof over their head, but sometimes I wonder if I should try to give it to one of the homeless people who I sometimes see begging by my bus stop.
But I don´t want to like, offend anyone and get screamed at in Spanish or shivved. Or have some homeless guy decide I´m his new best friend and benefactor and want to follow me home. Or have lots of people stare at me weird for handing a tinfoiled sandwich to a homeless guy. So I´ll probably never actually do it. But any tips? Or what if I like, left it someplace where a homeless person could theoretically find it? Or just threw it away but maybe instead of throwing it away in my school threw it away in a trashcan on the street, still all wrapped up in its tinfoil, because I´ve seen people go through them for food. I don´t know... This is my guilty white upper-middle class conscience post. Thanks for bearing with it.
3. ah crap, where can I find out what kind of customs I´ll have to pay on receiving a brand new ipod from the US to Spain in the mail? I´m looking myself but no luck so far so if anyone knows a site or has the experience themselves please let me know?