She was a recent immigrant in Montreal you could tell by her clothes, she had a paper in her hands and she told me if I could give her some money to buy some dippers for her baby.
I was really late and I did not have any change sop I apologized but she insisted and she told me that it was for her baby she did not have any money and her mother ( I presume) who was looking at us did not have any money either ..
I felt sorry for her so I was looking for a drugstore in the neighbourhood but the closest place was too far … so she asked me If I were Muslim . I told her that I was indeed Muslim just to end the conversation and get her dippers ASAP... Then she looked around she noticed a stand selling hats, purses and hijabs.
So she looked at me and she asked me : Could you buy me a hijab instead ?.. I did not believe that she was asking me to buy her a hijab especially when she already had one covering her head...
Frustrated, I asked her: Do you need dippers for your baby or a hijab ?
I really was going to loose it but I looked at her and said: I will never buy a hijab for a woman and I left
Nowadays, in Montreal, you can see a lot of women recently arrived in the city begging for money for their children, their sick husband etc... But I never encounter one begging for hijab!!!