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An old man was walking down the street when he was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless man who asked me for a couple of dollars for dinner.
He took out my wallet, extracted ten dollars and asked,
“If I give you this money, will you buy some beer with it instead of dinner?”
“No, I had to stop drinking years ago,” the homeless man replied.
“Will you use it to go fishing instead of buying food?” I asked.
“No, I don’t waste time fishing,” the homeless man said.
“I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive.”
“Will you spend this on hunting equipment?” I asked.
“Are you NUTS!” replied the homeless man.
“I haven’t gone hunting in 20 years!”
“Well,” the old man said,
“I’m not going to give you money. Instead, I’m going to take you home for a shower and a terrific dinner cooked by my wife.”
The homeless man was astounded.
“Won’t your wife be furious with you for doing that?
The old man replied,
“Don’t worry about that. It’s important for her to see what a man looks like after he has given up drinking, fishing and hunting.”