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Samaritan or Stupid?

Hi, i posses another dilema now. Today, on my way home from work, before i boarded the bus, in the parking lot, under the darkening cloud, with the humid air, i was called by my bus driver, actually, it was rather a submissive kind of call, more like a request. 

I was already pretty tired and a drop of sweat trickled down from my cheek through my semi-thick beard, and took off in the air, towards the hard ground. I ambled towards him with a compassionate smile and asked him what the thing was? But before i could complete my sentence, i saw the sense of need and crave for help in his eyes. He smiled weakely and with utmost humility, asked if i could lend him 500₹ tomorrow. I felt so bad that i did not have it on me the very instant, but i told him i would try to. 

Now, all this sounds very noble and all, but what if i am being played? This would not be the first time, i would be giving money to someone, but this time, he would atleast be someone who i see regularly, unlike other persons whom i give money without even caring anything further. To tell you all about him, he seems like a very nice guy, his driving skills are scary, which i would explain in another post, but for the matter at hand. I am confused. 

If i give now, it would be like i am promoting these kind of things, and tomorrow it could be something else and i would not be able to say no. It would be like cultivating false hopes in him which i do not want to. But, i am also worried about him. I do not believe that anyone would have asked money like this if it was not a primary requirement or if it was a lie. Also, i do not know, if i was the only one he asked or if he asked few more people in the bus. But, there is also a possibility that, this guy had put all his hopes on me and i would not want to let him down. 

So, tell me, what do you think i should do? 

Update: click here to know what i did next. Thank you all for your valuable piece of mind  

By A lost Soul at Sea

a passionate writer who also happens to be a mechanical engineer and a sailor

6 replies on “Samaritan or Stupid?”

Adha – As a Christian, I have always looked at this situation in this light… If I can afford to GIVE AWAY that amount of money and not worry about it, Then I believe the Lord is more concerned with my behavior than He is with the other person’s behavior. In this situation, it is MY behavior that matters.

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I believe that i did the right thing. I ended up giving him the sum. Thank you for making me feel good. Thank you for subscribing to my blog. I hope you find the posts interesting and like them. I appreciate your effort to take time and guide me. Thank you once again.


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