|Papers and Beggars
||[Nov. 28th, 2006|03:29 pm]
The Question Club
1. When you're writing a paper for uni, college, school, and you're getting nowhere, what do you do? |
(Bonus points if you can tell me how to resolve having an intro that's half a page long for a 2,500 word essay)
2. I was walking to my train today, and I had $2- in change on me. I am a reasonably small person, and I was walking ahead of a crowd coming off a tram, cause I wanted to catch my train. A dishevelled, bulky guy (I'm assuming homeless but I don't know for sure, obviously) stepped right into my path so I had to stop or walk into him, and stood waay too close for personal space, and asked me for some change. I felt intimidated, but figured the quickest solution would be to give him the change. I opened my wallet and he says "Can I have a note?" I give to charity when I can afford to, I buy the big issue, and I'll put money in a busker's hat if I'm got it (and they've at least made the effort to *tune* their guitar). But I felt kinda threatened by this guy, and a little pissed at the gall of demanding a note when begging.(Specially when I've got a train ticket and $2 to last me til Thursday)
Is it petty and middle-class of me to be pissed when a bum wants a minimum $5 of my hard-earnt wages? Also, I kinda felt threatened into giving him money. What would you do in the same situation? Do beggars normally demand a note from you?
Edit: Normally I won't get out my wallet if approached like that, and if I give anyone any cash, it'll be from a jeans pocket or something. But I really felt like something bad would happen if I didn't at least give him something.