It was late on a dark and cloudy night, and i was walking with a friend home.
The street was quiet, and badly lit.
A young woman appears from around the corner, maybe 20, 22 years old, she was very beautiful, dark hair, dark eyes, pale skin, red lips, wrapped in a 3/4 quarter length mink jacket, and carrying a small dog in her arms.
She approaches us.
" Hello", she says, in oxford english, " I'm sorry to disturb you, but I've just lost my purse and my wallet . I don't know what to do. I need 12 euros to get a taxi back to the hotel. I don't suppose you could help me, could you?"
" Sure, no problem", we both gave the girl six euros each.
"Thank you", she said, " have a nice evening", and we all carried on in different directions.
Later my friend and i began talking, would we have done the same thing had it been a homeless person, who had asked for 12 euros in the middle of the night, for something he needed.
Probably not, would you?