I think if someone tried to mug me, I would be happier (because I’d get a workout) than when someone leaves me with a smart-ass remark after I deny them money. They may only be asking for the change in my pocket; but, on principle, I do not give out money. I do not believe my money belongs in their hands. I will give people food/drink to satisfy their belly or quench their thirst if i have time, but if they deny that, I guess they really didn’t need the money anyway.
This morning, I absolutely did not have time. I am already late, walking fast like I’m in a rush. Obviously, I do not want to stop until I get to my destination. So, for some guy to ask me for money, I had to be super quick. I said, “sorry, I don’t have any cash (truth)”. At least, not for him. He looked clean cut, with clean sweats on, and a big fat gold ring, maybe a Masonic ring. His remark after I denied him, “you look nice, and like you could afford it”, to which I replied, “sorry, I’ve gotta catch the train, that takes me to work, so I can pay my bills…..BYE”!
Even if I had the time, there’s no reason to stick around to start an argument. At least I had time to say that. I know people go through difficult times; but when you’re being an ass, I think I have the right to at least say something back.
Still didn’t satisfy my instinct to fight.