Comment of the Day

I was at a papeleria yesterday (a small shop that sells things like envelopes, stationary, pens, etc) when a homeless man came in asking the owner of the shop for money, saying he was hungry and wanted to buy something to eat. The shop owner responded work hard for money like I do and then you can buy yourself something to eat. The homeless man didn’t like this answer, and responded with the following:

Yeah, yeah, lady, you’re fat…way too fat. You better stop eating so much unless you want to get even fatter. You know, gluttony is a a sin.

I wouldn’t have thought his tactic would work, but the woman quickly handed over a few coins.



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