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05/26/2004
Entry: "Brother can you spare some change?"

Whatever happened to that? I remember back in the day when I was stopped on the street by folk bumming for change they used to ask for a quarter or some loose change...recently I've noticed a steady trend toward asking for either specific amounts or whole dollars instead of the loose quarter anymore. I guess even the bums have been hit by inflation and the cost of living. Once a few summers ago I was stopped on the street by a young lady with 2 kids in tow who said rather snottily, "Mister, we hungry, can you spare some money to help me feed my babies?". Me being the kind-hearted soul I am said "Sure dear, let me go into the Burger King, (which I just happened to be walking past at the moment) and get you and your family something to eat, ok?" Her kids immediately brightened up and I felt reasonably good that I was able to help at least one person and her kids with this tiny gesture. When I came out of the Burger King and handed her the bags and sodas with the food inside, the young lady looked at me with a frown on her face and said, "excuse me but I don't eat cheeseburgers, could you get me something else?" Needless to say, "Bad Greggy" immediately lept to his spot on my shoulder and started whispering evil things in my ear, but thankfully "Good Greggy" hushed the fool up and I was able to get past that moment without losing my composure....At least I know her kids appreciated my gesture as they were already munching big-time without a care in the world. Just goes to show you that some folk still can't understand to appreciate what little you do have rather than reaching for more than you're entitled to.

Y'all have a delightful Wednesday!

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6 brothers and sisters helped me to understand.


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on Wednesday, April 13th, 2005 @ 07:44 PM EST
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on Thursday, May 27th, 2004 @ 03:15 PM EST
j.o.y. said

please 4give me greggy. wink
i've been out of commission 4 a while and haven't had time 2 stop by and check on u. i apologize!!!!! crazy

it's been one thing after another and i think i'm finally getting back on track. things r looking up!!!!! razz

by the way..... can u spare a couple a hunids????? i don't need no jingling, i need something that folds!!! hehe

I LOVEEEE YOUR PAGE! it's so purrrtttyyy!!!!!

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on Thursday, May 27th, 2004 @ 09:42 AM EST
Carla said

LOL You're too much!

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on Wednesday, May 26th, 2004 @ 05:52 PM EST
Missy said

big grinlol@bums hit by inflation. like that one. bless u for hitting us with good vibes everyday. have a great one!

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on Wednesday, May 26th, 2004 @ 03:57 PM EST
Shanti said

thanks greggy! i appreciate all your comments on my site smile puts a smile on my face .. so how's you, man! hope you had a good day @ work and everything you did big grin

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on Wednesday, May 26th, 2004 @ 01:03 PM EST
Shanti said

LMFAO your story about the woman and her kids haha, that made me laugh... too bad you went in there to be a sweet one and buy her and her kids some food, then she tells you that... aw well, but it did make you feel good huh! wink

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