- 6 years ago
- Wedding: March 2015
Bit of a rant here, but I feel as if all the decency in this world has gone.
So we were doing our weekly shop, and outside Coles (Giant Australian Supermarket chain) they had a sausage sizzle, some money raising thing to send a local girls soccer team to Singapore.
After our shop, my partner went to take our trolley load to the car, while I waited so we could go to the butcher. I was waiting with my six year old daughter when I noticed an obviously drunk homeless man. He had gone over and said to the lady “Good Aussie Tucker right here” She agreed, although obviously mortified by his mere presence. He said to her “Can you spare a snag for good old Aussie faith” She told him she was a proud Australian but wouldn’t give him a sausage. He told her that the real Aussies are aborigines. She then lectured the poor man on how the Pygmies were here before them and they aren’t real Australians and so on. Then she told him she wouldn’t give his Abo ass anything (Abo being a very derogatory term, like the N word in the US).
By this stage I was furious, I went over after he had moved away, put down my two dollars and told them I would buy his sausage. She said “No, you don’t understand” I cut her off and said “No, you don’t understand, you are being fucken cruel” I refused to say anything else, I probably would have said worse and walked across the car park to meet my partner, on the way to the butcher I hear that bitch telling him they were giving him one!! Like it was her!
I didn’t say anything, he never knew I paid for it, nor did I want the accolades for what I had done. I got so annoyed, she made herself seem so good. Sure, I could have said the truth, but why embarrass the poor man?
Now, the area I live in is a country area and he was the first homeless person I had ever seen here, it’s not like they would deal with homeless beggars on a regular basis.
Yes, he would buy alcohol before food, yes he probably made himself homeless but does that seriously mean he didn’t deserve to have a sausage in his stomach?? Where has the human decency gone? Please someone tell me I am not the last person in this world to care about others.