I accepted a small sum from a 'stranger' - I had known him for a mere hour, and the money was actually for my son. The stranger insisted, and I could not reject his offer - though I tried - without running the risk of offending him. Although I felt uncomfortable accepting his money, he was lovely and his offer was a true gift.
Have you ever accepted money from a stranger? How would you have responded in my situation?
I'm with you Vee - I would feel extremely uncomfortable accepting money from a stranger but there are some circumstances where to reject the offer could become very difficult and, as it was for a child, I would probably do what you did. I think some people are too cynical about life, and there are actually pretty good people around, even in this day and age!