Originally posted by calihan123
thats really neat im sorry you had to be homeless.
Thanks. But my homelessness was a combination of
1) not having a car, and thus not having a job,
2) not having the courage to basically walk into a business and tell them why I'm a gift from God to their balance sheet and that they should hire me
on the spot if they want to save their business,
3) not having the life-skills yet to deal with my situation,
4)being suddenly of legal drinking age.
5)having no prior experience with drugs stronger than pot, and the escapism they provide.
After about a week on the street, you're not coming back on your own, if you're a male. You haven't had a shower, and you have a hobobeard, and
nobody is going to hire you because you "look like a bum." People's expectation takes over, and you start to shuffle, beg, and argue with
You cannot beg enough to escape your situation in one day; but you can beg enough for a 40 oz. bottle of malt liquor. And to be safe from all the
people you who prey on the homeless, you need to get away from high traffic areas---the only areas where you have any hope of begging for help.
Anyway, the people who rescued me were folks from a church; they didn't pressure me with a lot of religious talk--they got me a shower and a shave
and some clean clothes. They didn't expect me to convert, they just wanted to help. It took me more than a couple of tries to get it right. But I
eventually got to college and built a career, life and family.
That's the reason for my posts on the "is religion good or bad for society" thread. I know a lot of guys who could tell you what religion does
that really matters and changes people's lives. And makes them want to help when they can, too. they'd probably love to tell you all about it.
But most of those guys don't have internet access.
They consider themselves blessed, having a coat on the 1st of november.