After attending the Griswold party we came home to discover there was nothing for the poor cat to eat, so I ran up to the nearest convenience store for a can of tuna (she won't eat cat food). After paying for the tuna I left to get in my car and a strange woman came up to me, saying she was sorry to ask, but she needed help with either a place to stay or the money to find a place. I'd heard on the news that Salvation
Army and other shelters around town were all full.
My first reaction was to tell her no and bolt for the car as quickly as possible. Then, that question came to my mind. You know the one. What if it was Jesus testing me? So, I gave her every penny I had in my wallet, which only amounted to approximately $37.50. When I told Mr. Snoots and SD they just rolled their eyes and laughed at me for being such a sucker. Perhaps I am, but I felt good knowing I'd helped someone to have a warmer Christmas (as opposed to believing she was a con artist).
Yes, I'm one of those people who still believes there are lots of good, honest people left in the world, whether they have fallen upon hard times or whatever. I'm also the person who can only toss so many coins into the Salvation Army pot before she begins planning new routes to avoid them. They always tug on my heart strings too hard.
Last night I went to see the yearly light and music show that a local paraplegic works on all year. As always, it was so fun and he has music to like 8 different songs in a row, all set to the beat of the lights.
As I'm sitting there recording one song, a young man comes up to my car from behind, startling me. I nearly dropped the camera. Luckily all he wanted to know was what radio station to turn to for the light show music. But he still startled me pretty badly so I decided it was time to head home before something else happened.
Anyway, this is the best recording I was able to get: