Appearances Can Be Deceiving Essay

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“Appearances Can Be Deceiving” Sometimes, you just can’t help everyone you feel pity for. Have you ever befriended a homeless person, become inspired to help that person, and then have that person stab you in the back? I believe we are put here on earth to help one another; unfortunately, our good intentions can turn around and nip us where it hurts most. I was sitting in my car in downtown Daytona Beach around 9 o'clock at night eating a slice of pizza on A1A, when all of a sudden a dirty, smelly, homeless person approached me asking for some loose change. He was around five feet nine inches tall, Caucasian, and looked like he was in his late twenties or early thirties. His beard was long and bushy, his dirty brown hair was touching his shoulders, his eyes crystal blue, and his face was red, red, red, like if he had been barbecued or just rescued from a raging fire. This was not the first time I had seen this man. I had previously seen him several times before, either walking on the sidewalks or sitting on the benches. The homeless man spoke and asked me politely, “Excuse me sir, I don’t mean to bother you while you eat, but I would really appreciate if you could help me out with some change.” Strangely, as bad as the homeless man looked, his personality did not correspond with his physical appearance. What I am referring to is the way the man expressed himself. When he asked me for the loose change, he did so in a gentlemanly way. Unlike most of the homeless people I have interacted with, this one had manners. I then asked the “walking zombie”, “What addiction are you trying to satisfy?”. The homeless man responded, “All I want to do is satisfy my nicotine addiction”. I responded, “Listen friend, I don’t smoke nor do I promote it, but if you are hungry, I can buy you some pizza or something to drink. The homeless man responded, “Okay, I am hungry

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