December 26, 2008

Hey homeless dude standing in the Starbucks' drive-thru lane...

Merry Christmas to you, too!

Geez, talk about feeling like a complete asshole on Baby Jesus's birthday. I woke up bright and late on a cold Christmas morning with an urge for some Earl Grey tea. So, I hop out of bed, grab my keys, my debit card and head down to my local Starbucks to get my fix. As I pull up to the drive-thru lane, I can see a youngish looking guy standing off to the right. Even though he was wearing a coat, he still looked like he was cold.

He was standing there, holding a sign that simply read "Merry Christmas."

I felt like crap because I knew I didn't have any cash to offer him. I rolled down my window, smiled at him and wished him a Merry Christmas, too. He nodded and smiled back.

The guy in the car behind me had a dollar for him, so, I was hopeful that most of the people coming through would give him something.

I'm always amazed at how some homeless people are so polite. I guess they have resigned themselves to being invisible. If I were ever homeless, I would not be polite, I would be a rageful, trouble maker... Wait, I'm already like that.

Anyway, Merry Christmas homeless dude in the Starbucks' drive-thru. I hope you collected enough money for some food and had a warm place to stay, that night.