A Boy Scout rang at our door today.
“Excuse me, we are doing our scout jobs, is there anything that you’d want me to do?”
I thought: “Wah lau, you come just after I vacuumed and mopped the darn floor.” but I said: “Can you wash my car?”
He looked a little shocked. Obviously our privileged kid here has either never sat in a car or his dad has never asked him to help wash it.
After a short pause he said: “I think I can do it.”
I figured it’ll be better if I did it. For 20cts (the price to activate the tap downstairs) I could do a better job than this kid in 15 min flat. So I said: “It’s okay, I think I’ll handle it myself. There’s nothing for you to do.”
He then asked: “So can we ask a donation from you for the Scouts?”
I said: “No thanks.” thinking “What the heck, you don’t work and you still ask for money?”
He asked again: “Just a few dollars?”
I said no and shut the door. Isaac, who was at my side, didn’t say anything. One hour later, we saw him and his buddies at the coffeeshop area, drinking 7-11’s Mr Freeze.
Kids today, Seekow or not, really need to understand that money isn’t easy to come by.