Originally Posted by CosmicGiggle
Well I'm seriously outa pot and waiting to be stuck inside for abt 3 -4 days waiting out the hurricane when an old friend from a more friendly state calls and sez he has an extra oz. he'd like to unload ASAP.
So it looks like I'll be riding this out in style rather than cowering in the corner under a blanket!
Here is a nice little story:
At my local ARCO, the cars were backed up. There must be a feeder pump out because half of the pumps are shut down, and the gas that is being pumped is taking forever. Once I finally get up to the pump, I have to put in $100 for my 30 gallon tank, and didn't even get it filled up all the way. Out of the corner of my eye, I see what appears to be a homeless man approaching cars that are in line to pump gas, and asking for money.
Dude gets turned away from at least 10 cars, then he approaches me. "Hey buddy, can I wash your window for some cash?" he asked. I laughed because my truck is a working truck, that works daily on fine clay dirt roads, and is completely trashed. I told the guy instead of wasting his time, I would just throw him 20$. He kind of circled my truck for a minute saying things like, "no man, I want to work for my cash." I took the time to have a conversation with him, found out why he is having troubles. I just looked him in the eye and told him there is nothing wrong with receiving a hand up, if you take that hand up to make yourself better.
Guy was crying, the old couple at the pump next to me was crying, it was a sob fest. I gave the guy a hug, and told him good luck. As he walked away from my pump, the cars that had turned him away are now handing him cash.
Remember folks, it's always darkest before dawn. Be the light for those in the darkness, and hope they will be your light when you are consumed in darkness. That is true love.