The bros J-Pants covered the storyline last year and earlier this year, and my excitement didn't die down from the first moment where we listen to a police dispatch recording of a terrified woman to the discovery of the answer, "Just what the hell is stalking homeless people down there?"
|"Just what kind of Aussie transit system are you promoting here?!??"|
Don't get me wrong. I love helping people out those in need and have done so many times in my life -- I've helped feed them with Food Not Bombs in Berkeley, I've given them clothes and newly-crocheted beanies made by Yours Truly, I've offered my home as a safe haven while they look for a job, shower, etc. I've even had not one but two difficult conversations with a couple of them regarding the following:
1) Stealing laptops that don't belong to you is wrong
2) Beating your girlfriend is wrong
... I won't tell you the outcome but I will never get those four hours of my life back. I am also don't hate homeless people though you might be led to believe so; I have just really come to detest the smell.
So, why homeless people, eh? Is it because they are the bottom-feeders of society, eating out of dumpsters and reusing the stuff you so naively label as "trash?" Is it because they are the cornerstone of the human soul, a brave example of one who never gives up despite life's hardships?
|Maybe it's because their crusty exterior reminds us of popcorn shrimp.|