What I'm Doing: Feeling Guilty after Feeding a Homeless Guy
Why; you may ask; do I feel guilty after feeding a homeless guy? Well it’s better to tell the story as it was.
After speaking to the doctor and arranging a 10:30 appointment I went to Waitrose to pick up some garlic bread to accompany our meal this evening. I also bought some “normal” bread for my wife and daughters sandwiches. However I did stop at the public toilets on the way.
As I crossed the road surrounding the car park, there was a homeless guy sitting down with a piece of cardboard with the word help on it. After using the loo and on my way back to the road I stopped and asked him if he wanted something to eat and or a drink. He replied yes to both.
I bought him a ham and cheese sandwich and received a cup for my free coffee. You get this from Waitrose when you use your My Waitrose card. I say my Waitrose card; it’s actually my wife’s Waitrose card!
Taking the sandwich and empty cup back to the guy, once again I asked what drink he wanted. Coffee with milk and sugar he responded. So I walked back to the shop and made the coffee. OK, OK I know, I pressed the button and it was made for me. Anyhow I took it back to him and he thanked me.
With the rest of my shopping in hand I made my way back to the doctors; it was about 10 past 10, so I had time. It was then that I realised I had not put milk in the coffee. I don’t have milk in mine and although I asked twice, I didn’t put milk in his. I felt awfully guilty nd was glad that I was not around when he drank it.
Memo to self… ask the doctor about your memory and how to deal with guilt.