Driving to an appointment after work today and I see a man on the side of the road with a “hungry” sign. Not uncommon here. I’ve even seen this particular guy before. Today he looks more depressed than usual.
I looked over at the half full container of O’Henry bars from the office holiday party on the seat and without thinking, rolled down my window and handed it to him. You’d have thought I gave him gold. “Sweets!” he says excitedly. I think he was even more pleased when he realized that yes, I was giving him the Tupperware container too. He proceeded to tell me all about how he could use it to store things and keep them dry and microwave food, etc. til the light turned green.
Not sure why, but that brief encounter made me feel more Christmasy than all the lights, snowflakes and gifts in the world. – Anon 😀