A surprising reply for the phone beggar
Yesterday I wrote about the guy on a 30-minute-plus rant about people not letting him use their phone to make a call. He wasn't exactly making people sympathetic to his plight because he was saying white people were afraid of blacks and generally racists.
Finally by the time we made it to Granville, there were a just a few people left in the car when he turned to a white woman in her mid-20s and asked her directly to use her phone. After listening to his rant for a while as the rest of us had, she had an interesting reply:
"You know, I thought about giving you my phone, but I really don't appreciate the generalizations you made about white people," she told him.
He was stunned, and then tried to backtrack. "Oh no, you misinterpreted what I was trying to say. I didn't mean to say I hate all white people, I was just talking about that other lady."
The woman politely and even pleasantly held her ground, wishing him a nice day as she exited at Loyola.
After she left, the guy said: "Hey, I respect her a lot for standing up to me. Now at least she HAD a good reason not to let me use her phone!"