> and shabby-looking homeless man who asked me for a couple of dollars for
> dinner. I took out my wallet, extracted ten dollars and asked,"If I give
> 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
> 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
>> "Well," I 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?
>> I 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."