Yesterday, I was walking around Columbus Circle, looking for a place to study. I get approached by a woman obviously in dire straits. As most in her position do, she asked if I could donate money for juice, food or something.
I wanted to tell her off, since I hate people that come into my face and ask for money or items. (Though I suppose it's kind of a double-edged sword, since going into people's faces is rude, but standing on the sidelines asking for change is perceived as lazy and is usually ignored.) I offered my sandwich that I was having for lunch, and she declined it. She asked me about the kind of bread it was, and after telling her it was wheat, she said she didn't like that stuff and wasn't taking it.
Making a long story short, we went into a Starbucks, as I was going there anyway. She wanted me to buy her an apple juice, but I felt like giving her a dollar instead, so I did. The way she was acting around me and other people gave me the feeling that I had been duped.
Part of me wishes I just told her off and went about my business, while another part of me feels somewhat okay for helping her out.
This is completely uninformative, but I just felt like getting that out.