What can YOU say in six sentences?
"Is there someone in that shed?"
"Yeh, it's a homeless guy."
"Really (keep walking) - It might be drowsy and angry."
"'It?' And, reallyI would be those ways too if I was homeless."
"Exactly, and they're most easily startled into violence when they're coming out of aestivation."
"Careful - He probably smells us."
"He probably smells crude oil and barf from being passed out in that shed all day."
"You're too optimistic. Splash some gin on you and keep walking."
"..You're the optimist if you think I just walk around with gin t splash or for any reason really."
"You must not appreciate the homeless plight in the United States."
"I must not.."
"You must not appreciate that the threat that the state of poverty really is the forgotten state of America."
"I must not. No, actually, I think I do. I think I do appreciate the state of poverty in the US, and what's more, I think I appreciate it a little more than you do. And I base that thought on the fact that I am grounded in reality and you're still looking over your shoulder for some homeless urban predator who can smell the employed, his favorite prey, by their hygeine from a hundred yards away."
"Yes, the threat of homelessness is growning, but it really isn't a threat to us."
"Oh, but it is. The homeless and impoverished are growing in numbers and strength, looming in our shadows and abandoned camper trailers nationwide."
"Looming - the homeless are looming. You know, that guy was passed, the only thing he was looming over was the concrete floor of what is probably a complete stranger's tool shed."
"He was aestivating."
"Shut up - I'll have you know -"
NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM! NOM!
Those two were not so different than you or I. They worked hard and did their best for their community, but in the end, when mauled viciously by that frothy-mouthed hobo, they were caught by their own ignorance, however well intention or seemingly informed they felt. These are hard times for all of us, and it is only by pulling together and being prepared that we will overcome.
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