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08/01/11 Grif.Net – Couple of Bucks for Dinner

08/01/11 Grif.Net – Couple of Bucks for Dinner

[A fellow passed this on as true. I have my doubts.]

I was walking alone without my husband downtown, and was asked by a very
dirty and disheveled homeless gal for money. The gal said she needed a
‘couple of dollars for dinner’.

I took out my wallet, got out $10 and asked, ‘If I give you this money, will
you buy wine with it instead of dinner?’

‘No, I had to stop drinking years ago,’ the homeless woman told me.

‘Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying food?’ I asked.

‘No, I don’t waste time shopping,’ the homeless woman said. ‘I need to spend
all my time trying to stay alive.’

‘Will you spend this on a beauty salon instead of food?’ I asked.

‘Are you NUTS!’ replied the homeless woman. I haven’t had my hair done in 20
years!’

‘Well, I said, ‘I’m not going to give you the money. Instead, I’m going to
take you out for dinner with my husband and me tonight.’

The homeless woman was shocked. ‘Won’t your husband be furious with you for
doing that? I know I’m dirty, look terrible and I probably smell pretty
disgusting.’

I said, ‘That’s okay. It’s important for him to see what a woman looks like
after she has given up shopping, hair appointments, and wine.’

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Dr Bob Griffin
bob@grif.net www.grif.net
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”