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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-17-06 08:06 PM
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22. Once when I was waiting for a bus in downtown Portland at night
in front of a bank with an outdoor ATM, I saw a yuppie type use the ATM and walk away. Suddenly a homeless man came running after him and said, "Mister, you forgot your card!"

The yuppie simply reached out his hand and took the card without even looking at the homeless man and walked away.

I couldn't believe the ingratitude, because I had had my pocket picked some months before, and the thief had used my ATM debit card to buy a computer. (Fortunately, after a lot of fuss, the bank replaced the money.) The homeless man could have had a great time with that card but had chosen to be honest.

I felt really bad about it and checked my purse to find only five or six dollars. I gave it to the homeless man and told him to buy himself something to eat.

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