As I was strolling through the Canberra Centre on my lunchbreak chilling out to the dulcit tones of Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry’s ‘Aint Got No Home’, I was approached by a vaguely familiar person. He told me he desperately needed my help.
Turns out a tragedy had struck his family. Apparently his brother had fallen off his pushbike and had been taken to hospital. This poor chap needed to borrow $10.00 to get to the hospital*. He kindly offered his wallet as colateral for the loan. I looked the poor fellow in the eye, mustered as much compassion as I could and stated “Hmmmn you told me the same story three months ago, only it was your girlfriend. And I still don’t have any money.”
Anyone else get hit up for cash by this guy today?
* yep $10 too much for a bus, too little for a taxi.