City I Appreciate Those Cups
posted by December 10 at 9:18 AMon
Homeless Santa was performing outside Pacific Place on Sunday. He could really play that sax, and his sign was funny, so we made a donation. I have to say, though, that i appreciate the cups that other homeless folks shake. I’m about 10,000,000 times more likely to give some random homeless person change if—and I know this sounds awful—I don’t have to touch ‘em. It’s not that I think homeless people are dirty or diseased—no, wait. That’s exactly what I think.
They’re not dirty by choice, of course, but by circumstance. I mean, they’re homeless, they don’t have any place to wash up, grubbiness can’t be avoided. So I want to give ‘em change, but I don’t want their very-likely-to-be-dirty hands to touch my very-likely-to-touch-my-next meal hands. Anyway, blah blah blah.