Tyees Roberts now hesitates before giving food to the homeless after someone wasn’t thankful.
One day I pulled a hot stickybun out of my purse that I had been dying to eat all day myself and offered it to a young homeless boy instead. Rather than thank me, he turned around and said he didn’t want it. My food was rejected by a homeless guy! From my perspective, I was simply trying to help out a peer who I saw was in need. In return for my offer, he decided to be rude and greedy, instead of being grateful.
He should have been thankful that I decided not to ignore him and tried to help out. That experience left me thinking that young people who are homeless feel their peers owe them something special. Though, if I was homeless, I would surely take help from another young person. I wish the homeless teen that I tried to help took into consideration that no one has to help him. Now I will think twice before offering my stickybun or other food to people on the street. It may sound harsh, but if they aren’t going to eat my food, I could be enjoying those offerings, including delicious sticky buns — myself.