Man: "Where's your coat??? You're too pretty to be cold!"
I don't typically wear a coat in 50 degree weather, I stick with my fleece jacket, but people in Houston are sissies and always wear coats.
Me: "I'm not that cold."
Notice I deflected his compliment because I didn't care to talk to him...
Man: "well I have to get over to the VA hospital but I lost my Qcard so Imma hafta walk the whole way."
Mind you, this man got off the train at Dryden/TMC....The VA hospital is FARRRRRRRRR from there. I knew what he was about to ask so I just answered the question.
Me: "Well if I had a few dollars, I'd give it to you but I'm sorry sir, I don't have any cash on me."
Man: "Awww that's ok. You's a good person. Have a Blessed day."
I'm a sucker for nice people and my issue is if I actually did have cash on me, I'd probably hand it to him. One time in Austin, this homeless guy (probably early 20s) was begging on the drag. I told him I didn't have any cash but I'd be more than happy to buy him a slice of pizza. He agreed at first but when I went into Austin's Pizza he said, "I'm the one that's supposed to be buying you dinner, I can't accept this." And ran off.
Moral of the story: If you're nice to me, I'll be nice in return. If you're rude, then I might push you in front of the light rail.
Now, I won't be riding the light rail tomorrow (Monday February 8th) because I have free parking in the med center and I don't want to ride the light rail wearing a suit. I hope this helps you get through your Monday. Tuesday...it's on.