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which one will you give?

If in the same time and in the same place there were people like these, will you give some of your money to

this one...

or this one?

In one place I was struck with this idea. An old woman came to our table, murmuring something like a song - only I couldn't catch what she was singing - , playing a musical instrument (we called it 'icik-icik': three or more bottle cap nailed on a small piece of wood to be shaken). I didn't give her some money. She left after a minute or so. Few minutes later, a group of young men came and they sang one of popular Indonesian songs. Quite well, I thought. Because they were singing duet (with voice 1 and voice 2, you know what I mean?). And since I enjoyed their singing, I gave them some money.

Seeing this, my hubby asked: "You gave these men some money. Why didn't you give to the old woman then?" I simply answered: "Because the old woman didn't really sing. I gave the men some money because I appreciate their effort. At least to earn some money, they did something first." My hubby replied: "Yes, but they're still young and the woman's old."

It just made me stunned straightaway. Did I do something wrong? If you were me, which one would you give?

Wednesday, 28 January 2009
11:01 am

6 komentar ajah:

Surti said...

Probably I'll give them all..at least they didn't try to steal or rob..

Melinda said...

If i had to choose then i choose to give to those men. Yeah, at least they had more effort to earn money. So, it's about the effort not about the age. But if i were u, i wouldn't give either to the men or the woman huahahahahahha......

jc said...

To c'Surti: Hehehehe.. good point u have there, ce... but maybe.. it won't stop her to just ask without some efforts. ;D

to Meilinda: Hohoho... righto, gal. I usually don't give the 'street musician', but that time I enjoyed their singing quite much, so I thought I just gave them then. ;D

Anonymous said...

Hmm, I wanna know if your hubby gave money to the old woman? =D

jc said...

to Anonymous aka Dilys: Haha.. guesss...

ary said...

i will give to the men, since they can beat me but the woman cannot hihihi.. homo homini lupus :P