It’s another day to thank God for making it possible for you to be alive. This post is going to be about something that i wanted to actually put up on the blog a long time ago, but first let me ask a question: When you see a begger or someone who’s handicapped, do you give them money or you just ignore them?
Think carefully before posting your answers in the comment box.
While growing up, i use to see my dad or mum driving on highways and most times when there’s traffic, i see alot of beggars using that opportunity to move from one car to another begging for alms and most of the time, i see people give them money including my parents.
But as i grew up, that changed….
Let me share an experience:
There was a day, together with my siblings and parents we were traveling, and while we were going we got delayed by this really crazy traffic. I noticed a particular begger who was just begging for alms from people driving expensive cars, the taxis and buses were left out, then it was our turn for him to beg us for alms. My mum brought out a 50naira note to give to the begger, but just as she was about to wind down the glass to give the beggar the money, my dad said something that made me laugh. This is what he said
“Don’t tell me you are going to give the money to him, because most of them are really not beggars, while the rest actually use the money they get from people for ritual purposes”
I was shocked and it also sounded funny to me.
But this saying has stuck with me all these years… I don’t give beggars money and I’m sure I’m not the only one that does this. Well…truth is I’m scared! And again I’ve heard alot of stories about these beggars, i really don’t want to be a victim.
So yeah… I’ve finally let it all out, so please I’ll love to know your experience with beggars and also if you share the same views with my dad, just leave a comment in the comment box below. Have a great weekend xx