Not really bike related but something i wanted to share because it bugs me.
( I work a Key West Ford in new west)
On thursday at work, as i was crossing the road between our new and used lot, this girl runs up to me, looking very upset and asks me for 2$ for bus because she ' lost her money and has to get home'....i thought it all sounded fishy and didnt give her money.
On saturday i was gassing up a car at the Petro Canada just down the street from the dealership, and the same girl runs up to the guy pumping gas next to me and asks him for money.. i asked her " aren't you the same girl who asked me for money for the bus 2 days ago?" and she said she's from montreal and needs money for skytrain. the guy who she asked money from knew what its about and gave her nothing.
On sunday night, i went for a little cruise on my bike, stopped at Petro canada on Clarke( near value village,Lordco McDonalds etc) , gassed up my bike and i saw the same girl wandering around. i wasn't sure at first so i circled around the plaza and kept an eye on her, when i saw shes wandering from place to place totaly aimlessly, i rode up beside her in a little street/alley..
I flipped up the visor and asked " hey you look familiar" she was like " um really... Hey i really need 2 bucks for bus, i am from maple ridge" so i laughed and reminded her of the previous 2 encounters and she was like ' huh what' so i took the helmet off and finally she recognized me and we talked a bit....supposedly she lives in new west, dropped out of school in grade 8... i offered to buy her a meal at mcdonalds nearby and she said no thanks. Here's the worst part, shes pregnant, i'd say 4-5 months. and doesnt see or talk to the father of her baby to be.
She was actually pretty cute..i'd say 17-18 yrs old. i had 300+ bucks in my wallet and i would give it to her if i knew it would make a difference, except i'm sure it wouldnt and she'd end up just buying drugs with the money so i gave her 50c cause thats all the change i had. now i feel like a loser about it.