This is a "what would you do" sort of discussion...
A former co-worker, who I happened to like as such, and always got on with ok, did something dumb at work, that got him fired. Then, his wife of 11yrs (it seems, using this as an excuse), said she wasn't going to support him, and threw him out.
I got all this from him yesterday, when I happened to be passing through a Walmart parking lot on my bicycle, and saw him there. He's in the infamous Walmart "camp ground", living in his car, awaiting unemployment, that he qualified for, to kick in. I did feel for him - not an easy situation.
But he's always been one of those "woe is me" kind of folks who gripes a lot, has a bit of a temper, and tells way too many details about his family, his surgeries, and negatives in general. So as I was listening to his tales of woe - I got quite the earful, and inwardly decided to limit any assistance I might offer.
For a more upbeat human, I might actually have offered a room in my house (even though it's a tiny house). for a short stint. I want to help somehow - yet keep some distance.
He's got some money, and is eating and all, as there are other stores and restaurants close by.
What would you do ?
** Update Sunday night - THANK YOU all for your input - it definitely helped me settle my mind.