So what are you supposed to do? A little girl asked if she could watch our car while we ate lunch. It's a bit of a scam, of course, but it's an honest attempt to survive. She couldn't have been more than seven or eight.
So we ate lunch at a Chinese place; sat and talked business for about an hour. When we came out, our little security guard was there with a smile and a little hand held out. Her mom and little brother were there, too. Homeless. I gave the kid about $12 which is huge, considering. Without even looking to see what I'd given them, both she and her mom asked for more. I gave it to them. They're living on the street, trying to survive. What am I supposed to do, God?