Generally, when someone asks me if I have any money, if I have some change or a couple of bucks on me, I’ll give it. No big deal.
My advice to the person who approached me today–if you come at me from behind while I am strapping my infant into her car seat, the answer is not only going to be, ‘No’, but it’s going to be a terrified, ‘Hell no, and get the *&#@ away from me and my children.’
It’s nothing against you, you see. But I don’t know about any other mothers, but I feel quite vulnerable when I’m putting the kids in the car. I am unlikely to stop buckling my squirmy five month old to pull out my wallet and fish for some cash for you. It just sounds like a recipe for a disaster.