Thursday, September 09, 2010
During my lunch break, I like to walk around town talking to random people, about whatever. I do this because 1. I'm afraid of doing it, and I like doing things I'm afraid of and 2. it makes me feel good to connect with people, most of whom are quite friendly and eager to chat. But approach enough people with a smile and you're bound to get asked for money by someone, as I did today. A homeless man and I bartered, I eventually got him down to agreeing to a cup of coffee. So I took him to this little local place owned by a Korean family I know, and bought us a couple of coffees. I was grumpy at first, but he turned out to be quite a sweet person all in all, and it was nice talking to him.