Sunday, May 3, 2009

I snitched, and it may have cost me my soul

I have found a lovely addition to my study time. In order to make writing papers and researching more comical, I have been playing sitcoms in the back ground (currently 30 Rock is what's on the roster) while I am thoroughly enthralled in completing my school tasks. This, however, causes me to frequent a neighborhood video store more often than I would like to admit.

Three days of papers, projects, and test studying, excused three days of video store visits in-a-row. On the first occasion, a lady came out of no where and asked for some change for bus fare so she could get home. I only carry my license when exchanging a movie as to not tempt myself with stopping for a ddp. (Our family chips in and we get a month pass at the video store, so not even a reason for a debit card. I probably just admitted that we watch way too many movies.) So, unfortunately, I had to decline this woman. The second day, this same lady jumped out from around the corner and asked for money for some medication she needed. Due to the same circumstances as stated above, I once again declined (her not even recognizing that this was the second time she'd asked me). The third day, the same woman approached me from behind, scaring the crap out of me, and asked for money to get some food. By this point, I was a little judgemental, I wont lie. I didn't have money on me, but I am sure I wouldn't give her any if I did. She was scamming me.

That's not even the part where I sold my soul. Once I entered the video store I told the worker that there was a solicitor asking for money as we entered. I don't know the exact rules. But, I know when I worked at QT I had to kick my share of beggers off the premises, they weren't allowed. On the occasion where they were creepy (which was most of the occasions since I worked by myself on the over nights), I just called the non emergency police, who then kicked them off for me. But either way, I am pretty sure that it is a no no for someone to be camped out for three days on the side walk in front of a video store asking everyone for money.

I didn't even think, I just walked in and reported her. WHO AM I. I can't believe I did that. It was pretty rotten. I mean maybe she was down on her luck needing a ride, medicine, and food all in the space of three days. Maybe God sent her to me thinking I would be a good Samaritan and share with someone in need. Instead, I just slapped her on the face (metaphorically) and walked away.

So now, I am pretty sure I no longer have a soul and all just for snitching.