Wednesday, March 11, 2009

In my Inbox today... A lady friend on giving up wine

This is the story of a lady friend of mine... who was walking down the street one day when she was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless woman who asked her for a couple of dollars for dinner.

My lady friend... in her email to me today, takes up her story:

I took out my wallet, got out ten dollars and asked;

"If I give you this money, will you buy wine with it instead of dinner?"

"No... I had to stop drinking years ago", the homeless woman told me.

Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying food?" I asked.

"No... I don't waste time shopping", the homeless woman said. "I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive".

"Will you spend this on a beauty salon instead of food?" I asked.

"Are you NUTS!" replied the homeless woman. "I haven't had my hair done in twenty years!"

"Well, I said, "I'm not going to give you the money! Instead, I'm going to take you out for dinner with my husband and me tonight"!

The homeless woman was shocked.

"Won't your husband be furious with you for doing that? I mean... I know I'm really dirty and I probably smell pretty disgusting!"

I said... "That's okay. It's important for him to see what a woman looks like... after she has given up shopping... hair appointments... and wine!!"

Hmmmm... and I'm thinking... even in these days of 'credit crunch' this is something that men should still nevertheless... seriously bear in mind!