There are many ups and downs
To a life full of sounds.
The cries of the needy
and the nagging of the greedy...
But it is not for us to pity,
they live life in the city,
Making thousands every day,
while we work for ours to pay.
-Today, I am going to talk about the street dwellers.
-As you all know now from my first post, that I live in the city of beautiful Seattle.
From the moment I walk out of my door, to the moment I walk in the next,
I am approached by different walks of life, from a poor man looking for a little food, to a rich man looking for his hotel.
- Even though it is the 'Right-Thing-To-Do'.. I hardly give either what they want. I've lived in the city for so long, yet I don't know right from left most of the time. How am I to know where a certain hotel is on the map.
- And for those asking for money... I've been in that situation before... Yes, it is hard... But people are not banks... You are not asking for a loan... You're asking for their money... The cash that they earned at a laborious job, to feed their family. Not yours. They are not a charity.
- Drugs do not make it okay. Drugs make it worse. If I can tell that a person is drugged out and asking for money for "food"... I just keep walking... It's not even worth my time to hear their story. I don't mind if that makes me a bad person... If you'd just stop spending the money that you've "eared" begging on the streets to buy drugs, you may not be starving...
- Enough of that rant...
-Today has been a little rough... I am so very sorry if I have offended anyone. I mean no harm, I just needed to get that out of my system...
-It's especially hard working downtown when people come to my register asking to exchange money, change for cash. I am not allowed to, unless they purchase something but they always come at the worst time, like when there is a huge line... and they count out fourty dollars in pennies and nickles...
- Thank you for listening...
· Fri Nov 15, 2013 @ 08:24pm · 0 Comments