He saw a pest. The beggar was a daily nuisance, the first chore on his to-do list as he opened shop everyday.
It was a routine. Unpleasant but he had to do it for business. What would customers say if they noticed such a person loitering at his shop?
But when he really looked, he watched how the beggar was just human after all. A really good soul at that.
He had been so blind.