He Had No Money For Food
So yesterday after going to my circuit training as I was on my way to my boxing gym, a man approached me and asked for some money. He specifically asked for Php10 (approximately 22 cents in US dollars). He said that he was applying for a job and he had not yet eaten breakfast nor lunch. This was late in the afternoon and if I were to believe the man, he had not yet taken a meal the whole day. I don't usually give alms as a personal belief so I just shrugged and took off. What did this fool think? Did I have 'Stupid' stamped on my forehead?
Anyway, something made me stop and take a second look at the man. He wasn't dressed like he was applying for a job, rather he was dressed casually but he was clutching a plastic envelope with copies of his resume plus some credentials. This was our country's financial district and truth be told working in this area is preferred by a lot of people. Anyway, I stopped and called the man and brought him to a food truck. I told him to order the food that he wanted and that I'll pay for it. The man ordered two cups of rice and a pork viand. I had offered to buy him drinks but he politely declined and instead just asked for water. I had paid a total of Php63 (around one dollar and forty-four cents). The change that I got I gave to the man. All in all I spent Php100 (that's two dollars and twenty-nine cents) which covered the meal of the man and the change that I gave him. He thanked me profusely as he happily wolfed down his meal.
That was the best Php100 I spent yesterday.
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