alpaca princess (renniekins) wrote,
alpaca princess

I was walking through Royal Oak last night, after having visited Memphis Smoke. I'd had the pulled pork, and been unable to finish it, so I took the rest with me. So there I was, carrying my white styrofoam box, and an old man with some kind of veteran license attempted to sell me a little American flag. I shook my head politely and continued walking.

That's when he asked me, "Can I buy your leftovers?" I stopped in my tracks.

He wanted to buy my leftover dinner, without even knowing what was inside the box -- obviously he needed it way more than I did. I handed it to him immediately, "You want my leftovers? You can have them."

He again told me he would buy them, but I refused money. Then he offered me a flag. In retrospect, I probably should have taken a flag just to make him feel more dignified. But I didn't want a flag, and once I knew he was hungry I didn't want my leftovers or any money either.

So I just smiled and wished him a good evening, then continued walking down the sidewalk.
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