Money, not food or drink
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.