I am sure you have been asked for money from someone who is on the street. I often pride myself of being able to deal with any request which may come from a person in need. If the request is food, I take them to get whatever they would like. Gas? We go to a gas station and get enough to fill the tank. Bus pass? I can get you several.
But I got hit up with a request the other day and I had no clue what to do.
“Hey man, you got any weed?”
It really took me for a loop. I had no idea what to respond with. I had just purchased some milk and oatmeal for my son and my only response was, “I got oatmeal you can have.” To which he said, “Oatmeal! That won’t work!”
I was confused, felt awkward and continued to walk home with my head down avoiding eye contact out with anyone out of shame.
Reflecting on this incident, I wanted to ask, “have you ever felt like you had all your stuff together only to be confronted with a situation which you never considered and it threw you for a loop?”
What would you have done?