When I get to the traffic lights i always think of this song by Dave Matthews Band: Dive In
“I saw a man on the side of the road
with a sign that read ‘will work for food’
Tried to look busy, ’til the light turned green” (Dave Matthews Band – Dive in)
What do we do? what should we do? It’s hard in a world full of crime. Who do we trust, when do we trust?
At these traffic lights, I assess the situation.. and if i can I greet the “beggar,” standing there. I find out his name. (hoping that this little conversation shows them a bit of diginity.)
I really don’t like giving them cash so i have arranged peanuts in little plastic bands that I give out to those in need. (at least it satisfies them for one meal at least, I hope)