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Thursday, January 13, 2005

Funny Little Story

So, I am walking up the stairs at the University LRT station when I see a homeless guy ask people for change. Quickly taking my path, his body language, and past experience into account, I calculate in a flash that I will be the unlucky person who gets to say "No, sorry." next. Such is is my standard approach, along with making a point to look him/her in the eye, thereby treating him/her like a person.
Now, I realize most of them would rather have some change than my bleeding heart "I am looking you in the eye, therefore I acknowledge your humanity, and now I will go home and maybe pick up a Caramel Latte on the way"- approach, but honestly, I actually never do have change on me(I pay for a muffin with interac).
Anyways, having so nicely prejudged the homeless guy to the point that I was entirely certain to be able to predict what the sentence he would say to me would be("Can you spare some change?"), I am taken by surprise by the ensuing dialogue.

-"I like your hair, lady."

-"No, sorry, I don't have any change on me."

Wait a second....Huh?

-"Would you take me home with you?"

O....kay. Am I hallucinating? Misinterpreting?

-"A little shower, and maybe a little massage?"

Nope. I am not.

-"Oh, come on."

[That is the point where I get my (half)wits back]

-"Sorry, today is not a good day. I am going to have to take a rain check on that one."

In conclusion: Best homeless person *ever*. Too bad he didn't take interac.


Blogger Sam wrote:
[12:55 AM, January 15, 2005]
"I'm off to find a cash machine"
Anonymous Anonymous wrote:
[6:43 PM, January 15, 2005]
I'm not homeless.

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