Monday, January 21, 2008

The Sympathy Train Stopped Dead In Its Tracks

Today while driving downtown, I was making a left into one of the busiest intersections in the city, where in the median Ed and I saw a man with a sign:


Typical scene these days, a homeless man on the corner with a sign; especially here where it's warm in the winter time and the homeless seem to come out of the woodwork and become more diligent in their coverage of the street corners.

What bothered me about this particular "homeless" person was the fact that while walking back and forth with his sign, limping as he went, head hanging down looking all vulnerable, he was talking on a cell phone.

A cell phone??? You are homeless, yet you have money for a cell phone? And I'm supposed to believe this?

Maybe he should back the person he was talking to and see if they can put him up for the night.

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