A woman was walking down the street when she was accosted by a > particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless woman who asked her for a > couple of dollars for dinner. > > The woman took out her bill fold, extracted ten dollars and asked, "If I > give you this money, will you buy some wine with it instead of dinner?" > "No, I had to stop drinking years ago", the homeless woman replied. > > "Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying food?" the woman asked > "No, I don't waste time shopping", the homeless woman said. > "I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive." > > "Will you spend this at a beauty salon instead of food?" the woman > asked. "Are you NUTS?" replied the homeless woman. "I haven't had my > hair done in 20 years!" > > "Well," said the woman, "I'm not going to give you the money. Instead, > I'm going to take you out for dinner with my hubby and myself tonight. > The homeless woman was astounded. "Won't your husband be furious with > you for doing that? I know I'm dirty, and I probably smell pretty > disgusting." The woman replied, "That's okay. It's important for him to > see what a woman looks like after she has given up shopping, hair > appointments and wine."