A woman was walking down the street when she was accosted by a
particularly dirty and habby-looking homeless woman who asked her for a
couple of dollars for dinner.
The woman took out her bill fold, extracted ten dollars, and asked, “If I
give you this money, will you buy some petrol with it instead of dinner?”
“No,” I had to stop driving a car years ago, the homeless woman replied.
“Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying food?” the woman 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 salon instead of food?” the woman asked.
“Are you NUTS?” replied the homeless woman. “I haven’t had my hair done in
“Well,” said the woman, “I’m not going to give you the money. Instead, I’m
going to take you out or dinner with my hubby and myself tonight.”
The homeless woman was astounded. “Won’t your husband be furious with you
for doing that? I know I’m dirty, and I probably smell pretty disgusting.”
The woman replied, “That’s okay. It’s important for him to see what a woman
looks like after she has given up shopping, hair appointments, and driving a