This morning when I was walking from the bus stop to my office, a guy asked me if I could spare a couple bucks so he could go and buy a coffee and some food. "Nope, I can't," I replied, "but we can walk over there together and I'll buy you some coffee and something to eat."
He accepted my offer, so we started walking over there together. Along the way, he asked me a couple times if I could just give him $5. I told him I don't like to carry cash, but I'd buy him some coffee and food.
As we walked up the street, a car parked next to us. I think it was a guy going to work at a nearby construction site. My companion stopped.
"Are you coming?" I asked.
"Maybe this guy can give me some money," he replied.
"C'mon, I'll buy you some coffee," I urged. But he wasn't willing to come with me.
"All right, I'm going to work then," I said. And I turned and left.
I guess he wasn't hungry after all.