Shaking a Cup

There’s a lazy bum begging for spare change that I see practically every time I go downtown. I know that he’s lazy because he begs by shaking a cup. He doesn’t have a cardboard sign with anything witty written on it, he doesn’t talk or ask for money in a witty way, all he does is shake a cup in an attempt to entice you to donate. He doesn’t even shake the cup to a beat or make a song out of it. He just sees you approaching and shakes the cup. It’s pathetic, not just because he’s a bum, but because he doesn’t put any effort into his begging at all. He doesn’t even ask if I have any cash, he just shakes a cup. If you want money, then ask me for it. Shaking a cup means nothing to me. Be gone with you.

Critically Rated at 4/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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