Saturday, January 9, 2010
So for the last few years there has been a homeless couple who have been dawning their please help me signs at the signal down by the freeway not too far from where we live. I'm guessing it has been at least to some degree a pretty lucrative location otherwise, why would they continue to stay there?
My issue is this. The woman seems to have a little trouble with controlled substances, or maybe I am the one who has the problem because I have never seen the person next to her with whom she seems to be having an in depth conversation with. Her husband or boyfriend or collegue or whoever that guy is across the street working the opposite corner is too far away to be able to hear her, so I know she isn't talking to him. I'm just saying, perhaps if she would pay a little more attention to her potential customers, she might make a lot more money and could possibly get herself out of this situation. Hey lady, I'll pay for some of your pity but you have to sell it to me instead of talking to "Mr. Perfectly Fabricated" over there.
WOW! Look at me over here swinging my gavel around pretending to know more about her industry than she does. I wouldn't presume to let her tell me about labor scheduling, logistics, profit margins or the like. So why the Hell would she listen to me trying to tell her that she needs to improve on her sitting around on the median and having people give her money while she talks to an invisible buddy like a bunch of old southern drunken men sitting in a barber shop reflecting on the war in Korea and that twister that missed town by a "kwarter mal layast nawt."
It's interesting how often times you see the same people day in and day out and yet, you really don't know anything about each other and probably never will. These two homeless cats might be the coolest people ever, and I will more than likely never give myself the opportunity to find out. I certainly wouldn't want to interupt her conversation, and he is over there on the other side of the road trying to make a living. I hope they make enough cash today to find a nice warm place to sleep.