Money, not food or drink

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Joan McGoon, Nadi While sit­ting in an of­fice and wait­ing for an ap­point­ment the other day, I looked up as the en­trance door open to re­veal a scrawny lady. She stood hes­i­tantly in the door-way, glanced at me then at the re­cep­tion­ist.

Fi­nally, the re­cep­tion­ist called out to her to of­fer her a few coins. I then re­alised that this lady could be a beg­gar. Look­ing at my purse, I pulled out a lit­tle box of ba­nana milk, I had bought ear­lier and reached out to hand it to her. The lady took one look at it, gave a dis­gusted grunt and scowl; and hur­riedly rushed out the door with her coins.

I looked ques­tion­ingly at the re­cep­tion­ist who shrugged and se­ri­ously said: “She comes in here for money.” So, it has come to the point where beg­gars will not ac­cept food or drink ...but only money.

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