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She asked him, 'How much are you selling the eggs for?' The old seller replied, 'R2 for an egg, Madam.'
She said to him, 'I will take 6 eggs for R10 or I will leave.' The old seller replied, 'Come take them at the price you want. May be, this is a good beginning because I have not been able to sell even a single egg today.'

She took the eggs and walked away feeling she has won. She got into her fancy car and went to a posh restaurant with her friend. There, she and her friend, ordered whatever they liked. They ate a little and left a lot of what they ordered. Then she went to pay the bill. The bill costed her R1400. She gave R1500 and asked the owner of the restaurant to keep the change.

This incident might have seemed quite normal to the owner, but very painful to the poor egg seller.

The point is,
Why do we always show we have the power when we buy from the needy ones? And why do we get generous to those who do not even need our generosity?

I once read somewhere:

'My father used to buy simple goods from poor people at high prices, even though he did not need them. Sometimes he even used to pay extra for them. I got concerned by this act and asked him why does he do so? Then my father replied, "It is a charity wrapped with dignity, my child

Aussie Paul. smile



-- Edited by aussie_paul on Wednesday 31st of January 2018 01:33:11 PM

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I have purchased things from street vendors, charity workers, op shops, and nearly always put money in a beggars receptacle. I don't buy raffle tickets from big organisations, or people in shopping centres with stalls and young people with huge smiles . However, met some guys about a year ago who were homeless, living in tents at a free camp. Two brothers and a disabled white man (who thinks he is black when he is drunk-the other guys were black) - the younger one had just come up from Sydney, after begging on the streets for several months, and nowhere to live - he told us he could make $700 in one day begging - he gave most of it away to others who he figured were a lot worse off than him. These three men now have a home (rented) the older brother is the disabled man's carer, the younger brother has a casual job as a builders labourer, their house is neat, clean and tidy always. They have taken friends in when they are homeless, and make sure they keep the house rules - keep it clean and neat. They eat well, always spotlessly clean, and the nicest guys you could meet. Will catch up with them when we are heading north again. I reckon that is "charity wrapped in dignity".



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'My father used to buy simple goods from poor people at high prices, even though he did not need them. Sometimes he even used to pay extra for them. I got concerned by this act and asked him why does he do so? Then my father replied, "It is a charity wrapped with dignity, my child

Paul that is the most caring thought full verse i have read in i don't know how long. It doe's make you really think of the less fortunate among us.

Thanks Paul for sharing with us i allways enjoy your posts.

jules47 I like you do not buy from ticket sellers in shopping malls or door to door sellers, why the sellers are being paid a wage or commision.
The shopping center charges a fee like you wont believe and then the executive staff who run the charity, how mush is there wages.

So how much do the needy get 10c in the dollar if lucky.

Sorry Paul and Jules for ranting on.

Good luck Ge.smile



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Rant all you like Ge - nothing like a good rant sometimes.



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Last year a mob of us went down to Melb for 2 days and played tourists.We stayed in Spencer St opposite Sthn Cross Station.most went to bed @ 10 ish but as the street was busy I felt like a walk ,it was a pleasant night and I passed a Seven eleven and noticed a young female sitting on the footpath outside the doorway with her knees up under her chin just sitting .She looked 25 ish but not a happy look.I did a Uturn and stopped and said Gday.She looked up and said hello.I said "I,m a bit peckish and theirs a great pie shop across the road at the station would you care to join me for supper '? She said OK and we walked over in silence.I bought us a pie and a water each and we sat at a table in silence . I said my pie was great hows yours ? she replied real nice.I said "well I,m off to bed now but would you like another pie and water for a traveller or perhaps brekky ? This time she said yes please.I said take care and we shook hands and she said "thank you " and I said no ..thank you you made a grumpy old plumber feel good . Cheers .Lifes good.



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Thankyou aussie paul. 

I also no longer give to charities but if i see someone in need, i give. If there is a natural disaster like a cyclone, i give money to a real person AffEcted. The only way to know 100% goes to the needy. 

When i was small someone broke into my parents home  and took food. when my dad found out, he did not mInd. He taught me if someone is hungry always be generous. Lived by that my whole life And taught it to my kids.

have done charitywork volunteering in the past n i found those that have the least, ask for the least and will give the most and those that have the most, want the most and will give the least. Just my observation. Funny world we live in.



-- Edited by the rocket on Friday 2nd of February 2018 09:45:11 AM

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the rocket wrote:

Thankyou aussie paul. 

 Funny world we live in.



-- Edited by the rocket on Friday 2nd of February 2018 09:45:11 AM


 Sure is rocket.disbelief

Aussie Paul. smile



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