hydrangea blossoming

hydrangea blossoming
Hydrangea on the Edge of Blooming

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Another Note from Bellingham

How is Point Roberts not like Bellingham?  Well, while there, we dropped in at a baker/coffee place and ordered up two cups of regular coffee and a cinnamon roll each and were given a bill for about $16.00 plus a suggested tip.  And then, after we finished our excellent coffee and our fine cinnamon roles and had left our $20 bill on the counter, we were asked twice in the space of half a block whether we could spare any change for folks down on their luck.

Exactly how does it work that there are people asking for us for spare change at the same time as we are spending $20 for ordinary enough treats?  Shouldn't they be asking us for more than change?  And shouldn't we be giving it to them?

I don't much think such thoughts here in P.R. because nobody here has ever asked me for spare change.  Although I imagine I could spend $20 for two cups of coffee and two cinnamon rolls, even in P.R...

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