- Wed Jan 28, 2004 1:26 am
I live in one of the biggest homeless capitols of the U.S. Instead of wasting all this time and money on them (at least in America), I think most of these people just need a dictionary (for good vocabulary), toothbrush, toothpaste, a nice set of clothes, a razor, and then they need to go and get a job. They could all afford this with all of the money they get by begging. Almost all of these people rake in more than any person working a regular job. One in my city even has a bank account with a reasonable amount of cash in it. The reason they will keep looking like they do is because it gives them profit. Looking pitiful gives them money. Thus every stop light they get a $$ dollar $$. Multiply this by how many times the light turns red in a given hour, then multiply that number by how many hours the hobo stays along the curb. Thus we find out that he is making more money than minimum wage. On the other hand, the hobo usually has an addiction that got him/her this way, so they never really have money because it is spent on this addiction of alcohol, drugs, etc.