Wednesday, May 09, 2007

A no-win situation

I hadn't seen Ronnie for a while, but I ran into him at the bus stop by the courthouse.

Ronnie lives on the street, but he's always cleaned up and dressed neatly (with a little hip hop flavor). I think he washes and shaves at the bus station. He smelled good, too, with some kind of cologne.

But he was a little bit down. He makes the effort to keep himself cleaned up 'cause he feels better about himself that way. "But when I panhandle," he told me, "people say, 'You can't be homeless. You're too clean!'"


At 4:35 PM, Anonymous LaVonne said...

Huh! That kinda like saying you can be homeless. You work. Lord, help me.


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