I woke up early went out to grab a coffee. There weren’t a lot of people at the coffee shop and I grabbed a seat in front of the store’s window and started to read. After reading for awhile, something on the sidewalk caught my eye. I looked up and saw an elderly homeless woman standing on the sidewalk just staring ahead. I went back to my reading. After awhile, I looked up and she still hasn’t moved. She seemed to be sleeping standing up.
Great… I wanted a nice quiet coffee break with a book and I didn’t want to see this. I’ve seen this woman before. This time she was in bad shape. She moved a few steps and then remained motionless again with her eyes almost shut. It looked like she was wearing her hoodie upside down and most of her left shoulders were showing.
A man in grey sweat pants approached her. The chatted for awhile. I didn’t know what he was up to so I watched him. But he got her a glass of water from the coffee shop. She sat down, carefully inserted the straw into the cup and drank. The man sat down with her. I checked to see if I had any loose change but I didn’t. She slowly got up and walked away with her water.
I get too self absorbed in my own “problems”. I’m sure she would have loved my problems.