So today was interesting. After chilling with my buddy Steve and eating some great grub at Applebee’s (cause we have class and don’t go to dive bars… kidding we have no class are you fucking kidding me!!!). We decided to take a joy ride down to Seattle, Downtown, like the place where you get shot for your fucking shoes. ANYWAY, while we were down and I was chatting with a friend and homeless man came up the car and asked up if he could have a ride. Normally, I would have laughed in his face… But there was something different. this time there was a gut feeling that told me to help this guy. So… FUCK IT… I told him to get in. Turned out to be a really great guy. His name was Tex (not real name of course), he was from Texas (Hence the name) and just moved up here to start over after getting out of prison for 4 years. He needed to catch the bus and for some reason they weren’t running at 1am like normal.
So we drove him down to the first Safeway and discovered that it wasn’t open… He wanted to go to a Safeway to get warm while he waited for the bus. I couldn’t leave this guy out in the cold… He may be homeless but he’s still a human being…. anyway… So we headed off for the Next Safeway a few miles down the road. Well we ended up going in to Walgreens instead. He was complaining about having a horrible headache and being thirsty. He had admitted that he had bbeen drinking and that the headache was probably from the booze. Me being a former drinker, I get it.
So we went into Walgreens with him. I felt bad, not for him but for the fact that he wanted to come to Washington state to start over and no here he is on the fast track back to where he started. I bought the man a bottle of water, bottle of aspirin and smokes.
“Ok, take 2 every four hors and drink this whole bottle of water, you should start to feel better in about an hour.” I stated.
He looked at me and said, “Sir, thank you very much.”
And we went on our way, at not point ion time did this gentleman ask for any of these things. But you know something, he was polite, grateful and was truly needing to get on the bus as I saw him run out to it as I pulled away.
That right there, felt good. To help someone that truly needed help.
AND THAT RIGHT THERE IS WHAT I INTEND TO MAKE ‘MISTAKE NOT’ ABOUT… DOING GOOD FOR SOMEONE. ONE THING EVERYDAY.
MISTAKE NOT… WHAT YOU SEE FOR WHO THEY REALLY ARE
MISTAKE NOT… WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE FOR WHO THE ARE…
MISTAKE NOT… FOR IT IS NOT WHAT YOU THOUGHT…