Saturday, November 14, 2009

I'm a bad...bad...person

November 14, 2009
Well Friday the 13th passed uneventfully... I was hoping for a lottery win...maybe next witching day LOL. Today I found myself thinking very unkind thoughts about one of our street people. The Salvation Army had put on their monthly dinner for the homeless it was very nice (as free food goes) but as I have said before putting on a weekly / monthly meal is easier then trying to do so daily. They started serving at 3 pm and would close the kitchen at 4:30 pm or when the food ran out. This woman came down to the drop-in raging about what a ripoff this was. She had arrived at 4:00 pm and they were out of food. After walking ALL that way (4 short blocks) there was no food for her because EVERYBODY else had taken 2 and 3 plates. She ranted on and on and she had no interest in any she waded through everyone else's snacks and a couple of the work lunches (without actually finishing anything).
I may not have said anything, but I definitely wanted to ask how many blocks she would be willing to walk to score a 20 piece... And if she couldn't get to dinner earlier because she trying to chase down her dealer or some trick.
Why am I sharing this with you? I suppose it is nothing more then an admission that I am not perfect or even as good as I would like to be. That just like everyone else I go from day to day doing the best I can in any given moment...and some moments are definitely better then others.


  1. What Bonny, Your not supposed to be upset ever???? You are a very wonderful person and you are right, maybe she should worry about eating sooner and scoring later...i have sympathy and compassion for all people, but being rude and obnoxious and upsetting people in worst shape than her is inexcuseable(sp?)and I hope something was said to her..I try every single day not to get mad at someone for stupid things, but I can't help it, maybe they don't know it, but in my head I am we want to know how you feel, that is called HUMAN...

  2. Thx for your take and you are right ...many of the girls were still upset last night. I guess the thing that makes peace keepers is a willingness to think before speaking. ;-)
    Have a good day off and a great week at The Ultimate Consignment Shoppe
    best regards