Why on earth do people feel the need to be cruel? I mean, they're so judgmental. They see someone and judge them on sight.
Today at Rite Aid, as I was waiting in line to pay for an item, the guy in front of me was buying a cup-a-noodles. From what I overheard, it sounded like he was cents short like 33 cents. I happened to have some change in my pocket so, having been there myself, I offered it to him. I didn't think anything about it as I considered it one of those "random acts of kindness" things. Just like if a meter is out when I'm walking by, I'll drop a coin in, if I have one.
Well the woman behind the counter, who was already being rude and impatient, says to the man "And now you need to leave the store. We don't allow soliciting in our store." I looked at the man again and realized he's likely homeless. I told the woman, who saw the whole damn thing, that he didn't ask for it, I offered because I would have for anyone who had been short. She completely ignored me demanding that the man leave. The man offered to give me the change back, and the woman continued telling him he had to leave and was no longer welcome in the store. I tried talking to the manager about it, but he ignored me.
And as the man was escorted from the store, he stopped and handed me the change, and said "Thanks anyways." I just kept telling him how sorry I was. I had NO IDEA that he would be thrown out for that. How can someone take me being helpful as this man asking for money. When I first offered, he said no, then saw the line, and said thank you. He didn't ask for it, he didn't want to take it and that B*tch threw him out!!! I'm so freaking mad. I just can't believe it! Don't worry, I'll be calling management until someone listens.


Sarcastic Mom (aka Lotus) said...

That is really, really awful. It makes my heart ache.

Good for you to not give up until someone listens.

Rebecca said...

That is just awful! :(