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Day: April 7, 2012

No $2.50 Burgers Anymore

No $2.50 Burgers Anymore

I was finishing a┬áhasty meal at McDonald’s, on the way to meet a friend, when she came up to me. She was Chinese, and old, and wide-hipped in the way old women can be while still appearing brittle.

She said to me, in Chinese, “I would like to eat a hamburger.”

It took my mind, at that point mired in one of my stupid personal dramas, several beats to realise she was asking for food because she probably didn’t have enough to eat. I only had a few scattered fries left, which don’t actually count as food, and I generally don’t feel good giving others my leftovers anyway. I said, “I can give you some money to buy one.”

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