When I was exiting a taxi coming back from lunch, a presumably homeless lady stopped me . This small lady asked me to not be scared of her. I told her not to worry and that I wasn’t scared.
She then asked me for $3 to go buy a foot long. Having had a TV for the past few years, I recognized that would leave her a couple dollars short. To avoid the issue, I offered to walk her to Subway and purchase the sandwich with her. She then said that she didn’t like Subway.
She said she preferred another sandwich place down the street. I offered to walk her to that other place and asked her what kind of sandwich she’d like. She said that she wants a ham and cheese sandwich, but will just get the $3 from someone else.
I don’t want to think she was going to use the money for something else, but the other option is that she just really didn’t want to grab a sandwich with me.
Have you ever tried helping someone out and have things not work out the way you wanted?