It’s always upsetting to me when I see children begging, and my friends in NY used to mock me for being a soft touch, since I always gave money. In Killarney, I came across this girl on the street, but as I was reaching into my pocket, I noticed something remarkable.
Why would she choose our tub, or was it just handy?
Did she feel that people might think she was just a few pennies short of a scoop?
I stood there and tried to figure out whether I should offer her a different cup or whether I should drop in some money.
In the end, I did neither and just let her be.