Saying “yes” feels good.
The other day I had stopped in a mall parking lot and when I got out of my car a guy (African-American, 30ish) approached me. He said his car was out of fuel and he needed money to buy some gas. He asked if I could give him a few bucks to get home.
Typically, I would do one or more of the following:
- Assume the person is lying about the circumstances and is just begging.
- Walk away.
- Just say no.
On this day, I chose another option.
He took it and said, “Thanks…wow, THANKS A LOT…Merry Christmas!”.
Saying yes, at least sometimes, is rewarding…and exceeding expectations is always fun.