Saturday, May 2, 2009

Am I a horrible person?

So today while I was waiting for the bus at Joyce Station, an elderly man approached me and asked me if I knew Chinese, and I said yes. (He asked me in Chinese) So it turned out that he wanted me to read something for him, and he gave me a slip of paper. The paper said that his car had been impounded, and told him to go to under the Granville St. bridge to pick up his car. He looked very distraught and told me that his car got towed, and he needed to go get it. He also spotted right away that I was born here because of how I spoke. I assumed that he wanted directions to get there, but he said he had to go home to Surrey to get money first. But he had no money to take the bus, so essentially he was asking me for money. Unfortunately, the only money I had on me was a $20 bill. I told him I had no money and that I couldn't help him.

Should I have given him my $20? I feel like I am a bad person because I was not able to help him, even though I could.

8 comments:

Christina said...

Yes. You are horrible, but God is always forgiving.... hahaha

John Ray Catingub said...

Yes, you are a horrible person akin to Hitler and Stalin.

Justin Chang said...

You couldn't have helped him. Buses, no exceptions, do not take bills (although sometimes bus drivers might let you ride for free). 20 dollars also probably isn't enough to get him to his home. There might be an instance where people on the bus will break it for him, but unlikely. And now that I think of it, since you were at a skytrain station, he probably could've bought a ticket with the 20 dollars and gave you the change.

God Billy, you're an awful person.

And, I believe in what Hitler tried to do.

Shouji Chen said...

elderly chinese man driving a car? I smell a car accident...

bigger question... why is he driving without his wallet in which I presume he keeps his license.
ps. if he can't read english that's also probably why he had his car towed.

and yes you could've broken the 20 :P

i'm sure you had your reasons for refusing ^^.?

jessica [n] said...

What does schadenfreude mean?

jessica [n] said...

Is that a noun? Use it in a sentence :)

K L said...

:( :( :(
its alrights
dont feel too bad :P

Anonymous said...

if you saw him at joyce then he's a con. he asked me the same question and my uncle said he gave money to that man already...so don't feel bad!