That stand for what would YOU do?
As in this--
Yesterday in the Smith's parking lot I saw a very, very, very thin woman with a stroller and 2 young children who were cute, friendly and dirty. She told me they were homeless and could I help. The unexpected presence of children gave this familiar scenario a different wrinkle. I told her that I'd be happy to buy them a meal, so she asked her kids what they wanted and they said Lunchables. I bought those, some apple juice, and a sandwich for the mother, which I handed off as I left the store. They immediately proceeded to a corner and began eating.
So all of this was disturbing, of course. My guess is the mother is a meth addict, which looks at once more horrible and banal in real life than it does on TV. But the kids. What about the kids? Should I have called someone? But who?
Ugh. I feel like I've failed to do the right thing somehow.