I Typically Ignore Bums, But He Said A Magic Word

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    Jun 20, 2015 4:39 AM GMT
    My partner and I were walking to our dinner.

    We passed by a McDonald's downtown Seattle. A black man was leaning against the outer wall of the McDonald's and he leaned forward as if wanting to speak to us. Thinking he would ask us for money and hurried pass.

    From a distance, I could hear he said "I don't want money. Am hungry. I just want food."

    I walked back to him and asked him to follow into the McDonald's. My partner followed with amusement. We walked up to the order counter. A cheerful employee appeared. I told him to order anything he wanted.

    He ordered a Big Mac and a soda.

    My partner paid and we left walking deeply happy.

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    Jun 20, 2015 4:44 AM GMT
    I read that as magic wand and was like "what the heck?". Lol.
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    Jun 20, 2015 4:44 AM GMT
    OMG you actually posted a thread without a NYT reference?!?!? Congrats! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 20, 2015 4:48 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidAnd what did you two order for yourselves? icon_lol.gif

    Did you two supersize your meals? That's my guess. icon_wink.gif
    Ha! Ironically both of us ordered hamburgers, not at the McDonald's, but at Palace Kitchen, for $19.50 per hamburger.
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    Jun 20, 2015 5:11 AM GMT
    ^ It is necessary to illustrate that even though am a progressive in a liberal city, there is a pang of internal prejudice. I overcame it to help a hungry person.
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    Jun 20, 2015 5:11 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidOMG you actually posted a thread without a NYT reference?!?!? Congrats! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 20, 2015 5:47 AM GMT
    it was a very nice gesture on your part. icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 20, 2015 6:17 AM GMT
    moneypazweather said
    woodsmen said^ It is necessary to illustrate that even though am a progressive in a liberal city, there is a pang of internal prejudice. I overcame it to help a hungry person.


    still don't get what him being black had to do with anything. don't think folks would give a shit if that guy was white especially if it's a homeless guy or if he appeared to be fiended out.

    I found it useful. I had no idea there were black people in Seattle.
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    Jun 20, 2015 6:49 AM GMT
    xrichx said
    moneypazweather said
    woodsmen said^ It is necessary to illustrate that even though am a progressive in a liberal city, there is a pang of internal prejudice. I overcame it to help a hungry person.


    still don't get what him being black had to do with anything. don't think folks would give a shit if that guy was white especially if it's a homeless guy or if he appeared to be fiended out.

    I found it useful. I had no idea there were black people in Seattle.

    I still don't know where the seattle is though. I wish OP had included that information tooicon_confused.gif
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    Jun 20, 2015 3:30 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    woodsmen said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidAnd what did you two order for yourselves? icon_lol.gif

    Did you two supersize your meals? That's my guess. icon_wink.gif
    Ha! Ironically both of us ordered hamburgers, not at the McDonald's, but at Palace Kitchen, for $19.50 per hamburger.


    A $20 hamburger?!

    Well, that's Seattle for ya...


    I looked at the menu of where the OP went to dinner and there's a big difference between the burger he ordered and a Big Mac. I've paid a similar amount for a Kobe burger and it was awesome! Overall, you get what you pay for and the OP just gave me a restaurant to try out!

    Woodsmen...if there are any other restaurants in the Seattle area that you'd recommend, I'm all ears! icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 21, 2015 1:54 AM GMT
    We have tried hamburgers at all of Tom Douglas' restaurants and the one at Palace Kitchen is worth the money albeit expensive. We like Cactus for south of the border food so you should try that!