Is what a guy sitting on one of the metal bridges that span the Chicago River said to me this morning.
It is 8 degrees with somewhere around 10 below wind chill in Chicago today and this guy is sitting on a metal bridge.
After all these years of working down here – I don’t fall for giving money to homeless dudes or dudettes – I have been scammed by the best over the years (Hedyblog readers know how I feel about that) – so I make it a rule to not give out money. But I have been known to give out food (some great stories for a later blog).
This guy though had no gloves on.
I stopped and immediately told him I was not giving him money – but I asked if he had any gloves. He said “No.”
Fortunately for him while shopping at my Jewel this week I picked up 3 pairs of those little magic stretch gloves - .33 cents each and shoved a pair in my work bag.
Metal bridge homeless guy at least now has warmer hands. “Pay it forward” is what I should have said to him before I left. Hopefully he will.