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To help, or not to help?


I came across a man today, who lay on the ground with his face turned away from the crowd. He was wearing shabby clothing and looked rather down on luck. Many people stopped to have a quick look but not one actually went as far as to ask if he need help.
To add insult to the fate of this man I have approached someone, who in vicinity was collecting money for a very well known and recognised charity and asked if he can contact their mobile van and provide help. To my total surprise and astonishment he replied he is there to collect money and not to help drunks.

Was the man drunk? I’m not sure. When approached he stood up and simply walked away. I still expected a very different reaction from a representative of an organisation, which was created with the goal of helping these in need.