Yesterday I needed to buy a Hamper at the Spar. I was in the shop when a woman of about 30 approached me. Neatly made up softly spoken casually but neatly dressed and a small handbag over her shoulder but you can see you just can see hardship. Kind of etched into the entire being. of her teeth shouted &lsquoDRUGS&rsquo.
She called me Sir and told me that she has a Baby and does not want money but needs formula and nappies. I told her I could not help her right then told her a bit about the Org got her number and asked how I could verify that she is down and out.
She gave me her life history and that she has three children and that two months ago her Fianc&eacutee simply left her high and dry that she found out later that he had been cheating and that he had chosen to just pack up and leave one night while she was sleeping. She said he was an Attorney in Bryanston. She lives in Pierre Road Ruimsig. Mom uses her Pension to pay the Rent Ouma hers to pay food and she Jenna &lsquodoes this&rsquo meaning that she goes into shops as needed and asks people for help.
I asked her why she came from Ruimsig to Olivedale and she told me that she had been to the Olivedale Clinic to ask her &lsquoGynae&rsquo for help with Formula and Nappies but that he had declined. I asked her how she got there and she said she drove with her Mom&rsquos car. I asked her why she did not just call the Gynaecologist to ask for help and she said that she preferred to ask him face to face. If it were not for the fact that I deal with people on a daily basis she might have fooled me. Exceptionally polite and insists that no money is being asked for just the actual products needed.
I shopped and headed for the tills. While waiting to pay she walked past me with a loaf of bread in her hands. No nappies or Formula.
As I left the Spar she was standing outside of one of the close by shops. I went into another shop and then remembered that there was something else I needed at the Spar. So I went back. She was still there bread in hand. I think she may have left the shop without paying for it but I could be wrong. What I needed was not available at the Spar and I left. When I did I saw her hurriedly leave...