This post is inspired by an awesome book – If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Disclaimer: In all actuality, I believe that you should instead consider donating your money to organizations that help the homeless and work with drug addicts to overcome their addictions than to “give a crack head a dollar.”
If a shaking crack head is on the corner of President and Pratt, you might want to give him a glance –
But if you give a crack head a glance, he is going to ask for a dollar.
When you give him a dollar, he’ll probably ask for your ipod.
When he’s snatched that, he’ll ask for your bicycle.
Then he’ll want to look in your bag to make sure he didn’t miss anything.
When he looks in your bag, he might notice you have your lunch. So he will probably ask for your sandwich.
When he’s finished eating your sandwich, he’ll want a soda to wash it down. He’ll start pleading. He might get carried away and start insisting. He might even wind up following you down the street as well!
When he’s done, he’ll probably want to take a nap. You will have to fix a little box for him with a blanket and pillow. He’ll crawl in, make himself comfortable and fluff the pillow a few times.* this bit is directly from the book, but it fit too perfectly 🙂
He’ll probably ask you to let him take your car. So you’ll give him your keys, and he’ll ask for some gas money. When you give him gas money, he’ll get so excited he’ll start shaking all over again. He’ll ask for your debit card.
He’ll go to the ATM. When he’s inserted your card, he’ll want your PIIN number.
Then he’ll want you to write him a check, which means he will need… your signature.
He’ll hold up his new check and lean back to look at it. Looking at it will remind him of crack so…he’ll ask for a dollar. And chances are, if he asks for a dollar, he’s gonna want your ipod to go with it.