Monday, 22 December 2008
Have You Ever Had to Beg?
I'm re-reading Rita Golden Gelman's Tales of a Female Nomad and there is an instance where she has to beg for bus fare as she's accidentally left her wallet at home. It reminded me of the one time I had to ask strangers for money. I was 17 and had driven into the city for a haircut, parked my car in a pay lot and come out of the haircut to realise I'd given the cute hairdresser so much of a tip that I hadn't left myself enough money to pay for the parking. Back then, I didn't have a credit card or atm/debit card, so it was either ask someone for the $2 I needed or...well, there really wasn't any other option. Luckily for me, the first people I asked, two middle aged women, were very sympathetic and happy to help.