The Salvation Army is out in full force. It seems like they have every subway entrance in Manhattan staked out. Or at least the ones near the best shopping.
I don’t mind throwing some change in the bucket when I walk by. I certainy do it more that I would ever give change to random bums on the street. However, I feel like a cheap bastard when I don’t throw some change in the red bucket.
For example, I gave all my change to the guy standing at the subway entrance where I got ON the train. I feel cheap when I don’t have anything for the guy at the stop where I get OFF.
“No no…really…I have all my change to the other bell ringer.” Always sounds like a cop out.
They sould give you a little sticker like the ones you get when you vote. “I donated today.” That should help with the guilt.
Live from the subway, back to you in studio…