straight is a latte......I don't know why, its just something that happened
recently and I have become slightly depended of my afternoon latte
break. The coffee shop next to my condo building makes a DELICIOUS
Nutella late, can you even imagine how great that would be? well, it is
that good, if not better then what your imagining :)
I don't exactly live in the BEST neighborhood and today on my stroll
to the coffee shop I had some company. A young woman, clearly
pregnant, and clearly on drugs began to ask me for change to help
feed herself and her baby. First thing I thought was.....Is this a test?
Why else would a pregnant, young, drug addict be placed in front of an infertile, healthy, married woman? I mean, If there IS someone up
there with a plan for us, this situation must either be a sick joke or a
test of some sort right?
I decided to give the powers that be the benefit of the doubt and I
told the young woman that I did not have change but I would buy her
a sandwich or something at the coffee shop. She said great and came
along with me to the store. Before I knew it we were at the counter at
the coffee shop and she was screaming at the top of her lungs that she
"Wanted money not food!!! McDonalds and not a sandwich!!!"
I didn't know what to do, everyone was really alarmed and the owner
of the coffee shop was not impressed with my guest. I ordered as
quickly as I could and gave her 5 dollars from the change instead of a
sandwich. She quickly snapped for the quarters and dimes as well
before she ran out of the store. I stayed at the coffee shop for a little
bit, trying to digest what had just happened, but I can tell you my
Nutella latte was not as great as I remembered.
I know it sounds petty that I could look at a pregnant drug addict and
feel like I'M the one being punished by a higher power. Of course I
know that I have it good in this scenario, even the fact that I can have a
latte when I want makes me feel privileged. I'm just a little confused
by the way things work, I know the world works in mysterious ways
but how is it fair to give babies to woman who do not want them when
there are woman in the world that really REALLY want them and are
able to care for them? What is happening here??
I'm sorry if this post sounds mean or self absorbed or ungrateful but
I just wanted to talk about it.