Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Can I Have a Dollar?
Last evening someone was pounding on my door like it was an emergency. I opened the blinds but didn't see anyone -- then I looked down. It was a little girl who must have been about 6 years old. When I opened the door she said with urgency, "Can I have a dollar?"
"Where's your momma?" I said.
"She's at work."
"Who's at home with you?"
"My sisters......can I have a dollar? I don't have any money and the ice cream truck is here."
"Oh.....OK... Will a dollar do it?"
"OK. Let me go get it."
I went to my purse, pulled out the dollar and handed it to her.
"What's your name?" I asked.
"Nice to meet you Z----. My name is Ms. Alicia."
She waved and ran off to get her ice cream.