(1000+ posts) Sat Feb-20-10 07:05 AM
So a guy comes to my door yesterday and knocks
and he asks me if I can give him money.
Now, mind you, I live in a small small town. I dont know this guy, but this is the second time he has come to my door and asked for money.
He had once come back during the snowstorm in December and asked if he could shovel the walk.
I said okay, and paid him 20 dollars at the time to shovel the walk and the driveway. Seemed like a nice man, in his 40s, and thats what people do in small towns.
But that was once.
Then, in January, he comes over and knocks again and asks me if I would lend him money. I dont know this guy. He said his daughter needed medicine. I never met his daughter. I said no. I was nice, and polite, but I have a limited income.
I thought that would take care of it. But he comes by again, yesterday, with his kid in the car , and asks again. Now, he needs free money for his daughter's birthday, he said. He kept saying "Im not a bad guy, I just need some money".
I said no, Im sorry, I cant.
I am a nice person, I get into trouble being too empathatic, but what would you do?
I dont want to start a bad habit with him or myself. I had to say no, but again I was very nice about it.
just wondering what any of you think about this.