After a long day of shopping on a very chilly Black Friday, an exhausted man was walking down a street when suddenly he is approached by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless man who asks him for some money for dinner.
Feeling a little guilty after spending as much money as he did on all those Black Friday deals, he quickly takes out his wallet, extracts $40 and asks,”If I give you this money, is there any chance you’re going to use it to buy some beer instead of dinner?”
“No way! In all honesty, I had to stop drinking years ago. Long story,” the homeless man humbly replied.
“Ok then! Well what about the possibility you might use it to go fishing, instead of buying yourself some food?”
“What? That’s an odd question to ask? But no, I gave up fishing a good while ago as well,” the homeless man said sadly. “Honestly, I spend most of my time these days just trying to stay alive on these streets!”
“Well, what about hunting then? Is there a chance you might use this money to go do some of that?”
“What, are you friggin’ NUTS?!” the homeless man said now sounding really irritated. “I’m homeless remember! “I don’t hunt anymore! I don’t fish anymore! I don’t drink alcohol anymore! I just need a little money to go buy myself some dinner! Geez!”
“OK, OK!” the exhausted shopper said with a strange smile. “I’ve decided I’m not going to give you the money after all. Instead, I’m going to take you home so that you can get a hot shower, a terrific dinner cooked by my wife, and then I’m going to let you crash on my couch for the night. How’s that sound?”
The homeless man was astounded at the amazing offer. “That sounds incredible, but won’t your wife be furious with you for doing that?
“Don’t worry about that!” he said with a grin. “This is the best deal I’ve found all day for Black Friday, as now my wife can see what a man looks like after he has totally given up drinking, fishing and hunting!”
Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson