I must have an approachable look when I'm out on the streets of Nashville.
Walking between my car and office today, I was approached by two different people seeking funds because they were hungry.
I both cases, I responded with my usual reply--I won't give you money, but will buy you something to eat or point you in the direction of the mission a few blocks up.
In both cases, neither party wanted this help. In fact, one guy looked at me and got pretty upset that I'd even suggested the mission to him.
"S***! I wouldn't send my dog there," he told me, before walking off in a huff.
Interestingly, neither case was interested in my buying them something to eat, making me think they weren't necessarily interested in eating a meal.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 10/20/2010 04:14:00 PM