I was driving home today and saw a beggar in the street. He had up a sign that said “I’ve been sober for 167 days and your donation will get you a drawing.” I have these gold coins, they are 1 dollar bills, that I got from a parking lot when I put a 20 in and it gave me 14 dollars of gold coins back, that I honestly have no idea what to do with. I feel strange using them as currency as I was 30 years old the first time I’ve ever seen one. I’m not sure if all cashiers know they exist. Back to the story, I decided to give him a gold coin. I wave him over and hand him my gold dollar and he puts up 4 cardboard boxes with drawings on them. He says I can choose my favorite color scheme. The pretty much blew my mind because I wasn’t expecting a homeless guy to give me buying options. I said I didn’t care and took the red one. He said I picked a crown leaving an arrow. What do you think?
The funniest thing about this story was that he was wearing a Pitt shirt which makes me wonder how well the grads (or dropouts) are doing. Obviously he could have found this sweatshirt on the side of the road but I still found it humorous he wore my Alma Mater. How could I not help him out? I recently read that 6.8% of humans on the planet have a college degree. This made me feel better about myself but apparently it didn’t help this bloke.