Gas is too expensive to go out for only one errand, so I bunch them. I started at Wells for some cash, took that cash and went to Michael's where I had a 20% off coupon and bought lots of yarn to make baby items for charity.
On my way to ARCO--yes, that is the cheapest gas around--I'm
stopped at a light. There are two young guys with a sign asking for
money. Now sometimes I will actually give people a dollar or two,
functioning on the "it could be me" principle. Just as I'm about to
reach for my purse, one guy starts rolling a joint. I rolled down my
window. "Dude, seriously? Why would I give you money when you
obviously have enough to buy weed? Dumb!" and the light changed. The thing I didn't tell him was that you see cop cars on that street all the time as it is the access to two freeways. DUMB!
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