Homeless Guy Panhandling at Starbucks


home­less guy with dog at starbucks

I love to get a giant cup of pike and sit at Star­bucks ear­ly in the morn­ing and surf the web. The swirly and spark­ly chem­i­cal charge that cof­fee gives your brain is one of life’s plea­sures. Star­bucks is kind of odd though. It seems to be a mag­net for crazy peo­ple and the home­less. They like to sit out­side and pan­han­dle while they use the free wifi and the restroom. Most of them look hap­py but like they haven’t had a bath or a good night’s sleep in months. In the desert – the sun and heat real­ly seem to take their toll on peo­ple. You can see its caus­tic effects on wrin­kled and leath­ery skin. You would think the rich­est coun­try in the world could fig­ure out what to do for these peo­ple – espe­cial­ly when you con­sid­er how much aid we send to oth­er coun­tries. Since the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment has dropped the ball a wealthy com­pa­ny like Star­bucks should pick up the slack. They are in a unique posi­tion to make a dif­fer­ence. I am almost cer­tain in the future this kind of cat­a­stroph­ic pover­ty will be gone as peo­ple become less tol­er­ant of any kind of human suf­fer­ing. I don’t know if I envy or feel sor­ry for the home­less – I have been there BTW.
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