January 5th, 2010

thinky tim


I was walking to the grocery store when a guy at the bus stop got my attention. He and his girlfriend were trying to get to Everett, he said, and didn't have bus fare. I looked in my wallet and didn't have anything smaller than a $10 bill, but I went ahead and gave it to them. He seemed surprised and pleased, and thanked me.

On my way out of the grocery store, I saw the same guy and his girlfriend talking to someone on the sidewalk. They told him the same story about needing bus fare to get to Everett.

Fucking assholes.

When I confronted him, the guy spouted off some bullshit about the money getting swiped. Unfortunately, I was too shocked and pissed to do anything besides glare at him and walk away. Now, I wish I'd had the wherewithal to slap him in the ear.

Fucking fuckers.

Now I'm home, and I pet a purring kitty, and that helped some. And, really, it's not the worst thing that could've happened to me on the way home. I wasn't hurt or frightened or anything, but ... Goddammit. I feel like a sucker, and I wish I could've done something to keep those shitcocks from scamming other people. And wipe that smug smile off the guy's face while I was at it.

Reminders of why people are, on the whole, pretty cool would be much appreciated.

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