I have posted before about a single mother i met on the street one day named Holly. I met her almost 8 months ago when she didn’t have a job and couldnt pay rent. With the help of some friends we got enough money to help her financially for a couple months. We kept in random contact through email and phone calls but eventually lost touch. I saw her again on the same street corner on Thursday, i called her over to my car and talked a little to her. She called me later that day and we chatted and she caught me up on her life. She now has a part time job, which isnt all the money she needs but its better than nothing, and she is still looking for more work everyday. I am telling you all this to get to the part of the story that really upsets me… on the phone she told me that she would never ask for money on the streets again and i asked why not and she said because on thursday when i saw her a police man came up to her and asked her to leave. The reason the police man went to her is because they got a call that there was a woman on the street holding up traffic. This made me so upset. I understand that soliciting for money is not ideal and people don’t like having to talk to people who are asking for money, i get it. But to call the police because someone stopped their car for 15 seconds to hand money to a single mother trying to provide for her son, that is just crazy to me. Are we really THAT self absorbed that we can’t even let SOMEONE ELSE help ANOTHER person because then we don’t get to slam on the gas the moment the light turns green? I could not believe that someone actually felt the need to get the police involved. Selfishness is so upsetting to me. Can i be selfish? Of course, i think we all have certain areas in our life where we struggle with selfishness. But i try to be better and learn from those experiences and thats all i can do. And when i see someone be so self centered to the point where they want everyone to work around their time table, i cant stand it. Think before you act. Acts of selfishness come too often, we can each do our part to think of others FIRST.