I took out my wallet, extracted ten dollars and asked, “If I give you this money, will you buy some beer with it instead of dinner?”


“No, I had to stop drinking years ago,” the homeless man replied.


“Will you use it to go fishing instead of buying food?” I asked.


“No, I don't waste time fishing,” the homeless man said


“I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive.”


“Will you spend this on hunting equipment?” I asked.


“Are you NUTS!” replied the homeless man


“I haven't gone hunting in 20 years!”


“Well,” I said, “I'm not going to give you money


Instead, I'm going to take you home for a shower and a terrific dinner cooked by my wife.”


The homeless man was astounded


“Won't your wife be furious with you for doing that?”


I replied, “Don't worry about that


It's important for her to see what a man looks like after he has given up drinking, fishing and hunting.”