Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Giving Up Wine

I was walking down the streetwhen I was
by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking
homeless woman who asked me for a couple of
dollars for dinner.

I took out my wallet, got out ten dollars and
'If I give you this money, will you buy wine with
it instead of dinner?'

'No, I had to stop drinking years ago', the
homeless woman told me.

'Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying
food?' I asked.

'No, I don't waste time shopping,' the homeless
woman said. 'I need to spend all my time trying
to stay alive.'

'Will you spend this on a beauty saloninstead of
food?' I asked.

'Are you NUTS!' replied the homeless woman.
I haven't had my hair done in 20 years!'

'Well, I said, 'I'm not going to give you the
money. Instead, I'm going to take you out for
dinner with my husband and me tonight.'

The homeless Woman was shocked. 'Won't your
husband be furious with you for doing that? I know
I'm dirty, and I probably smell pretty disgusting.'

I said, 'That's okay. It's important for him to see
what a woman looks like after she has given up
shopping, hair appointments, and wine.'

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