Ten Dollar Challenge…
Posted December 19, 2009on:
Short, sweet, and to the point…this post is in response to Billy Coffey’s $10 challenge...join in the fun!
I don’t actually know what the exchange rate is right now, so instead of a ten dollar challenge it became the hundred rand challenge.
I saw a lady on the side of the road carrying a baby on her back begging for money. Quite a common sight actually, but for some reason I decided I wanted to help her. I only had a R200 bill on me…why? ‘Cos I honestly love carrying R200 bills around…makes me feel rich…(yes, yes I know). First I tried getting dinner at Steers to make change and they said they don’t have change for a R200 bill, so then I went to Spar and ended up buying a R6.50 bottle of coke just so I could break the R200. So I walk back to the corner and the lady’s not there…great…all that for nothing.
So I waited around for a bit and she finally came back and so I just went up to her with the bill all folded up so she couldn’t see how much it was. And so I just said “Merry Christmas”, handed it to her and turned to walk away and she’s got all happy and was all grateful and stuff and she was all “God bless you”…and this was before she even saw how much it was.
I wonder how long she had been waiting on that corner…