Woman Lets Man Work For A Day, 2 Weeks Later Gets Strange Phone Call


Taking A Risk

She felt bad for the soul that she could see was in torment. She knew that it was up to her to try and make his life just a little bit better.

She knew it could have easily blown up in her face, but she ignored the warnings. But two weeks later, she had no idea what was coming her way.

He Needed Work


When Joan saw the homeless man begging for things she took for granted, it tore at her heartstrings. He couldn’t just stand by and leave him in that state.

Against everyone else, she decided to approach the man. She bought a sandwich and a Coke from the grocery store and handed them to him with an interesting offer.

New Work


The man thanked her for the lunch, but he didn’t expect anything else from her. She sat with him while he ate his lunch and finally mustered up the courage to ask him something.

“Do you want to work for me?” Joan asked him out of the blue. He nearly dropped his sandwich and nodded his head enthusiastically. But she had no idea what she had just done.

Two Weeks


Joan took the homeless man to her home so that he could clean himself up. Afterward, he looked half decent. He started work immediately and helped Joan with things she couldn’t do.

He started off strong and fixed her drain, and cleaned her pool. She was impressed, but her whole world was going to come crashing down when he found her secret.

Joan Thomas


Joan Thomas grew up in a loving household with two extremely affectionate parents. They always supported her, and things always felt perfect.

Seeing others struggle in life made her feel bad. She watched her parents’ generosity as they normally happily gave charity to people in need.

This set a precedent, and as an adult, Joan tried her best to do the same. But one day, she decided to try and give back something even better than what her parents gave her.

A Good Life


Joan had a good life and was thankful for almost everything she had. It wasn’t perfect, and sometimes she struggled to make enough money for the month, but she knew many people had it a lot worse than her.

Her parent’s paid for her studies after school, and she managed to get a degree in economics. Shortly after, she found a job and even moved out. Life was good. But she had no idea how much worse it could get.

Walking To Work


Every day, Joan walked to work. Her house was only three blocks from her office, and she liked the exercise. But one day, she saw something she didn’t expect.

It was a day just like any other when Joan stumbled across a man begging on the street right by her office. She had no change on her, but she knew she’d help him after work.

Getting Off Work


After a long day, Joan clocked off of work and started the walk back home, but she had an idea. She wanted to make a stop somewhere first.

She walked to a small grocery store across the street and made a small purchase of just a sandwich and a Coke. They weren’t for her.

Finding The Man


Joan walked out of the grocery store and had one mission. She wanted to find the homeless man she had seen earlier that day.

She just had a good feeling about him, and there was something beneficial she knew he could help her with. Living alone meant there were certain difficulties.



Joan felt that there were certain things that she just couldn’t do as a woman living alone. She couldn’t maintain her home the way a man who grew up with tools could.

That’s why she had what she thought was a brilliant idea. She wanted to make sure the homeless man got more than just lunch.

Finally Finding Him


Joan finally found the homeless man. He had moved a block over to where more people were walking.

She waved at him and gave him the bag of goodies she bought. His eager eyes looked at the food as he dug in. He looked genuinely happy as if he hadn’t had a meal in a while.

Not Done Yet


Joan was happy that he enjoyed his meal, but she wasn’t done yet. She sat beside him as he ate his fill. When he was done, he thanked her for the kindness.

She stared at him and smiled. But the words out of her mouth would have the homeless man in tears. “Do you want a job?” She asked.



The homeless man nearly dropped the can of Coca-Cola he was holding when he heard her say that. “Yes!” He said enthusiastically.

Joan now knew that she had him. All she had to do was reel him in. She offered him an immediate shower to clean up. This was the start of something good, at least for a bit.

Cleaning Up


Joan took the man home and showed him her bathroom. After thirty minutes of cleaning up, he came out looking half-decent. The scraggly beard was trimmed, and he smelled fragrant.

He was ready to get to work, and Joan had quite a few tasks for him. She told him he’d pay him the same amount she’d pay for a helper around the property.

Getting To Work


She could have easily lowballed him since he was in a desperate situation, but she wanted to be fair to him. With such a good starting salary, he’d be able to move off the street in no time.

But Joan had no idea that in just two weeks, the cops would be at her door, and it would all be thanks to the man she had hired.



Joan realized she hadn’t asked him his name; he said that it was Max. It was a nice name, and she had a good feeling about Max.

But when she told her parents and friends, they all were against it. They told her that it was a huge risk letting him into her home, but she ignored the warnings to her own detriment.

A Good Two Weeks


Max quickly got to work around the house. He did all of the things that Joan couldn’t do on her own. He cleaned the pool pump and raked the leaves in the pool.

He fixed various things like the hinges on the door that was getting and other general maintenance around the house. Things were good for two solid weeks, but it couldn’t last forever.

Didn’t Come To Work


Joan was over the moon with what Max had done around her house, but one day, something concerning happened. Max didn’t show up for work.

Joan feared the worst; what could have happened to him? She just hoped that he was okay. He had really started turning his life around; had he relapsed the moment she paid him?

Looking For Him


Joan decided to go out and look for him. She knew that he’d have to be somewhere. Maybe if she could find him, she could talk some sense into him.

But she had no idea what was going on and didn’t understand the true gravity of the situation. In a matter of hours, the cops would be at her door.

Giving Up


Joan gave up the search after looking all over the street. She started walking back home, but she had no idea she was being followed.

She had walked a total of ten blocks looking for Max, so the walk home was a long one. She walked past a lot of poverty-stricken areas, which attracted attention she wasn’t aware of.

Getting Home


After walking for what felt like ages, she could finally see her home. She got to the front gate and started opening her gate; that’s when she realized someone was behind her.

She sighed and said, “You’re two hours late, Max!” But when she heard him reply, she felt a shiver run down her spine.

Not Max


“Why are you shouting? I’m in the back garden raking the leaves.” Max said from over the wall. That’s when she realized that whoever was behind her wasn’t Max.

Dread crept over her as she turned around and screamed. She didn’t expect to see someone else on her property unannounced.

A Cop


She couldn’t believe what she was looking at. There was a police officer in her driveway; what could she have possibly done wrong? The man greeted her and asked her if he could come in.

She had no choice but to let him in; she didn’t want to get on the bad side of a police officer. But she wasn’t ready for what was going to happen next.

A Strange Chat


He came inside and sat at her kitchen table. Joan asked him what the nature of his business was. The officer smiled and put down a package on the table, and told her it was for Max.

She couldn’t believe it. Had this man really come to the house for Max? She asked him how he knew her, but the truth would turn her world upside down.

Max’s Friend


“Thank you for giving Max a second chance; he really needed it. Sorry, he was late as well; he got roughed up by some thugs. That’s why I came to check in on him.” The cop said.

“Oh, you’re probably wondering who I am. I’m Max’s old friend from the police station. He used to be my partner until he lost his wife, and his life came crumbling down.”

Even Weirder


Joan had no idea that she had stumbled into hiring an ex-cop that was now homeless. But things were far from over. After the cop left, things were going to get a lot weirder.

Joan checked on Max and gave him his package. He thanked her and apologized for being late. She said she understood, but she had no idea what she was about to get a phone call that would change her life.

A Phone Call


The next day, Joan heard her phone start to buzz. She saw that there was an unknown number calling her.

She always felt nervous when she saw an unknown number calling her, but she had to take it. What if it was something important?

Unfamiliar Voice


“Hi, is this Joan?” An unfamiliar voice asked her. “Yes, who’s speaking?” She replied. “Max gave me your number. I’m Mary.”

Joan felt anxiety rise through her body. What had Max done, and who was this woman talking to her on the phone? But the truth was going to turn her world on its head.

“Look At This Address.”


“Well, Max was very happy to get a job from you when so many people judged him harshly on his appearance. You saw more than just a homeless man; you saw a soul.” Mary explained.

But Joan still had no idea what she was calling her for. That’s when Mary said, “Look at this web address; Max asked me to set it up as a thank you. He would have done it himself, but he doesn’t have a laptop.”

The Website


Mary hung up, and Joan was left with a web address that she had written down on paper. She carefully typed it out on her laptop as she felt that familiar feeling of anxiousness creep over her.

Tears streamed down her face when she realized what it was. It was a GoFundMe with countless donations to help her get by in life.

In order to protect the privacy of those depicted, some names, locations, and identifying characteristics have been changed and are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblances to actual events, places, or persons, living or dead, are entirely coincidental.