|The hungry child
||[Jul. 31st, 2009|06:43 pm]
The Question Club
Today I was at the gas station, filling up my car in a kinda "hood" area in DC. A little boy walks up to me and asks me for money for food. I grab my wallet, and find that I only have two twenty dollar bills. I felt terrible, and gave him $2.00 worth of quarters. I asked him if everything was alright and he replied "yes, I'm just hungry, that's all". I was working, driving around to job sites, so I was pretty stressed out and didn't think of it at the time, but I feel so guilty not doing more for this little boy. I can't stop thinking about it.|
Should I just have given him the other twenty (I used one for gas)? Or gone inside the gas station to get smaller bills? Or better yet, should I have driven him somewhere to buy a meal or call Child Protective Services? Or was it okay for me to just give him $2?
I feel really awful right now. :(