I was driving home. I saw a guy standing on the streetcorner holding a sign. He didn't look pitiful or especially needy. He looked normal but like someone I would avoid. But I gave him two dollars.
Then I drove around the corner and there was an old woman holding a sign that said something like, "Very crippled senior". She had a walker. I realized that since I gave money to the other guy I'd better give money to her, too.
I gave her four or five bucks. I had to lean across and hand it to her which meant she had to struggle over to take it.
She said that there are a lot of nice people, then she added, "I mostly hate people." She said I was nice but she didn't have much to base that on.
Maybe she hated me, too.