Lying off on a park bench reading my Times and minding my own business I dozed off, on waking from my slumber to my amazement I was 60 euro the richer but still felt lighter, someone had placed a cap at my side, whether they started the trend of placing a note or coins I will never know but I thank them just the same even though I did not doze off to become the richer for it.
The graciousness of some can never be fully explained also the attitude/actions of others can also not be explained fully, those that give without giving it a thought must be thanked while the actions of those who pilfer must be condoned.
Allow me to explain, while I dozed my wallet was removed from my person hence the feeling lighter while the donations made me the richer, you see all my wallet contained was a crisp 20 euro note, so the pilferer did me and themselves a favour.
I gathered my thoughts and myself together and rose from my prone position stiff but feeling the better for my slumber, I pocketed my donations and made my way homewards – a short distance away from where I lay, I recovered my wallet full of emptiness but otherwise intact, had a light bulb moment but quickly switched it out – what was I thinking? Only that earning like this could become a habit hard to break.
11th May 2013.
(Flash Fiction – Temptation)