I was at the parking lot of the grocery store with Amber and I was putting all the bags at the back of the SUV. An older woman approached us, she was in her late 50's - 60's. She was wearing a light blue rain parka and holding a purse. Before she approached us, I saw her talking to another woman in the parking lot.
She asked me if I can spare some money for her to get some gas. She said that she needs to go to Somerset but ran out of gas. She also mentioned that someone gave her some change and she needs a couple of dollars. At that moment, I was asking myself what I should do. Should I give her the benefit of the doubt or should I tell her 'no'?
I've already been a victim of a scam many years ago when hubby and I were still dating. He drove me home and after we went in the house, there was a knock on the door. A man in a wheelchair was at the door and asking us if he can borrow some money to get some colostomy bags from the pharmacy. He proceeded to tell us that he will leave us his eyeglasses and will return with the money. Hubby gave him $20 since we didn't have any change. Sad to say he did not return. :(
This afternoon, I was in the same predicament. What to do now? Something inside of me said to just give her the money, give her the benefit of a doubt.
I only have $5 in my wallet at the time. I wanted to get $2 lottery ticket at the store but the person at the counter was busy talking on the phone so we left. :(
Now this woman is asking me for money. I told myself that it's just money and money can be made (kailangan ko nga lang tumunganga sa harap ng computer para makapamingwit ng op LOL), that I should give it to her and just hope for the best.
So that is what I did. I gave her my $5. I cannot say that I felt happy for doing it. I guess it's because of my past experience. Until now, I cannot help thinking about her and my decision. I just hope that she really needed help. If it turns out that she's a crook, then there's one thing that she cannot run away from and that is karma. As for myself, I'm just glad that I am able to help out another person, didn't they say that you get tenfold what you give? So I am expecting to get $50 anytime soon. LOL
If this happened to you, what would you have done?
I found this article online today. :)
"Science, Bible Agree:Giving is Better"