Pass the hat

Don fell on hard times.
So, we passed the hat for him.
Father Murphy didn’t put anything in the hat because he would pray for Don and ask God to look after him.
Lars Goldsmith didn’t put anything in the hat because it was his business that owned the dumpster that Don was sleeping in, and wasn’t providing shelter charity enough?
Person after person, family after family… they all gave excuses for not giving anything to Don.
I didn’t put anything in the hat, either.
“It’s my hat, after all,” I said, and I put it back on my head.

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