We've had an extended winter where I live, and since today was the first no-jacket weather we've had in six months, some friends and I decided to have a good old fashioned summer Barbeque after school. We stopped by the store to grab some drinks and the food. On the way out, we were followed by a half-drunken native man, who walked behind us for a while, asking for 42 cents. Usually, we don't give money to bums because usually, they would use it to buy booze. That IS probably a stereotype, but it's just how I feel about it. That's when he said this: "Look, I'm not going to lie to you guys. I just got out of jail and I want to get drunk. All I need is 42 more cents." I stopped, and against my better judgement, gave him 50 cents. He didn't say thank you, but I said "50 cents is worth a forgotten virtue like honesty." What do you think about the way I played the situation? Would you have done it differently? Is honestly really as rare as I think it is, these days?