posted on Jun, 29 2011 @ 08:59 PM
I've never sat down next to a homeless person just to chat, mostly because it doesn't seem to me like it would end up being a pleasant experience.
But I'm so glad that you ended up having one, and that is a remarkable story!
I have seen a number of people chatting with homeless people, however, usually when the homeless person asks for a cigarette, and the two end up
smoking together and having a nice chat. Seeing the two's faces enjoying their time makes me really happy, but personally, it's not in my
personality to just walk up to a random stranger and strike up a conversation, so I don't do that.
I have, however, met a homeless person who asked if I could buy him some food because he hadn't eaten all day, and he was about to eat some food that
was thrown in the garbage, but he couldn't stomach the thought and threw it back away. So I told him sure, and I bought him a sandwich from a
Vietnamese sandwich restaurant. His eyes lit up, like you wouldn't believe, he was so surprised by the simple fact that I even said anything to him.
Then he started telling me that nobody would look at him or talk to him, and how miserable he's been because everyone would ignore him. Later when we
were eating our dinner, he told me about how he became homeless and how he was looking for a job and nobody would give him the opportunity. I later
saw him a month or two later, and he looked still homeless, he actually came into a pizza place, and asked if they were hiring, and they told him they
weren't and were curt with him, then he was curt back. I was about to say something to him, but he wouldn't make eye contact with me, so either he
didn't recognize me, or he was too embarrassed to talk to me. So I ended up not saying anything to him then. But back to that night I did help him, I
felt really good afterwards. I mean, it's really nice to help other people.