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View Diary: What the f*&^* is wrong with us??? (A rant) (166 comments)

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  •  I'm going to go on a limb and suggest that (0+ / 0-)

    maybe the people you saw passing her were, like yourself, carrying plastic only instead of cash. I used to slip people a fiver whenever I could but anymore I deal almost strictly with plastic and there have been several times I've been approached and just didn't have a thing on me that I could give. And, when I know there's no paper in my pocket (and no immediate outlet for cash), I often try to just avoid eye contact to avoid having to give people rejection. Consider the possibility that this could have been the case before you lose faith in humanity. We live in the age of the credit/atm card and what you saw may just be a sign of the times. That said, what you did was something I think I would have done in that situation (and have done in similar situations). There are a lot more people like us out there, more than we sometimes want to acknowledge. I've been in some pretty desperate situations in my life and in those times strangers always came through for me with cash, auto help, you name it. People can be good, people are good.

    There are two types of republicans, the rich and the stupid. The rich ones strive to keep the stupid ones stupid and the stupid ones strive to keep the rich ones rich.

    by frankzappatista on Fri Jan 24, 2014 at 09:26:56 PM PST

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