Wednesday night after an event my friend Nugget and I were in the car when I infamously took a wrong exit on a Miami highway. We ended up where Calle Ocho meets 95 in downtown Miami just outside Brickell. I saw the McDonald’s there on the corner and I decided to get a drink. I was parched after all those wrong turns. Here’s the tea….
As Nugget and I were splitting tips from our event and waiting to order, a man came up on a bike and tapped on my window scaring the crap out of me. I mouthed ‘what’ and threw my hand up.
I cracked my window a little bit and he goes “Miss I’ve fallen upon hard times and I’m hungry. Can you please help me?” he said. “Sure. What do you want to eat, and to drink. I’ll order for you.” I replied.
He hesitated a little bit and just stood there. I’ll order you something I repeated, so he would get away from my car and not see the bag of tips if he hadn’t already.
I started to get uncomfortable.
Two girls in a car dividing money surrounded by homeless people, as we drove up I realized there was no turning back. We were in it and coming up to the next homeless guy.
As I’m trying to order he’s violently jingling a cup of change in my face. “Are you serious? Have some pride!” I shouted at him as he called me a “fucking bitch.”
I ordered for my friend, and I and the first homeless guy. I got him a bottle of water and a cheeseburger.
The man comes to my window AGAIN! To tell me “he really doesn’t want food. He just needs help.” AKA- He just wants money… “NO! I got you food” I said and shooed him away.
I don’t know what kind of establishment they’re running over there, but when we got to the window to get our food we were greeted by homeless guy #1 and two more guys. GET SECURITY!!!
“What the hell is going on?” I asked my friend.
“I don’t know, but this is sketchy as fuck.” she replied.
Finally we get our order and my friend hands Homeless guy one his food, water, and a dollar. Instead of saying thank you like a person in his position should say he starts talking shit and says “What am I gonna do with a dollar.”
I pulled away appalled. My friend was shouting obscenities out her window at him calling him an ungrateful piece of shit. “You’re just kids!” he yelled after us.
In that moment I thought about turning around and running him over. Instead I then shouted out my window “THAT’S WHY YOU’RE BEGGING IN A MCDONALDS DRIVE THRU YOU UNGRATEFUL PIECE OF SHIT!” and drove off.
My friend and I looked at each other amazed by the nerve of that guy.
When I got home I thought about what happened I began to think of all the times I wasn’t grateful in my life and nothing seemed to be enough.
I always appreciated everything, but I was never satisfied always wanting more.
I was a materialistic twat. I still have my days, but for the most part I am very content and grateful for what I have.
I view the homeless man as a symbol for why gratitude is so important. Always be thankful for what you have because it is probably more than most.
If you’re not grateful you will end up at skid-row MACDonalds… Kidding, but life is so much better when you drop the entitled poor me act and just give thanks! #nowthatsthefuckingtea