This morning I was standing in line at Panera behind a guy who appeared rather “outdoorsy”(aka homeless) I felt bad for him as he pointed to the pastries and asked the girl behind the counter what each one cost. As I was paying for my breakfast bagel and smoothie at the next register I whispered to the Manager, ” If he’d like one I’ll gladly pay for it.” to which she replied. “well if you’re sure, yesterday someone did that and he brought it back.PANERA ANSLEY

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Urspo says:

    So much for ‘beggars can’t be choosers”.


  2. Basil Rene says:

    If I decide to give money to a homeless person, then I give without question or stipulation of how that money is spent. Gifting with attachment is not gifting at all. When one learns to give and completely let go, then they have truly given.


  3. Ron says:

    I believe it Roger. I had a similar situation happen to me many years ago when I worked in Philadelphia. I offered to buy a sandwich for a homeless man who said he was hungry. He wanted the cash instead. He said “Can you give me money to buy a sandwich?” I said “I’ll buy it for you.” He didn’t want me to buy it for him, he wanted CASH. I continued on to catch my commuter train. That was the last time I ever offered to help a homeless person.



Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s