52./ Tried to do a good deed for one man and his dog.
I was in town, and there was a homeless guy begging, with a litttle poodle, near the M&S. I went into the shop to buy stuff for tea, and thought, I’ll get the man and his dog something as well. So I bought two of those packets of dog food, and a donut for the man. It all took a while because it was busy and I was going a bit wrong from lack of food. Anyway, when I came out, they were gone.
That’s a bit annoying, now I’m walking around with a donut and two packets of dog food, looking for a suitable recipient.
Just as I got to my car I spotted a chap with a dog, he wasn’t homeless, far from it, he was getting into a Range Rover, but I went over and asked if I could give them to him. He was happy to be offered, and said yes, so he ended up getting them. The dog was quite big so I expect he would eat both the tubs of food quite gladly.
I was wondering about the lesson in this, if there is one, there usually is. Maybe it’s about equality. A good deed for a homeless guy is worth the same as a good deed for a (seemingly) more wealthy chap. Imagine if we were just always giving and kind and sharing with one another, as a cultural norm. Wouldn’t that be a strange place to live.
Donation … to Dogs Trust please, seems appropriate.