a reply to: Peeple
That's actually horrible advice.
This ain't my first rodeo.
People that have no clue always suggest a shelter. You aren't aware of what you're actually suggesting.
Those places are worse than jail, c'mon!! It's ridiculous.
Here I'll tell you what happened:
I'm very street smart so pay attention.
I got here to Denver intl, got lost in the airport a few hours. It's huge and I haven't been here since 97 I think.
So I got a 10$ transportation ticket and got on the train and got off on the 3rd stop and just went South. I had no idea where I was or where I was
So I found this Spinal doctors office, total coincidence I wasn't looking for it. Behind the office was an enclosure with brick walls about 7 ft tall.
It had dumpsters in it, but there was a lot of room and somewhat clean concrete.
So I just sat down and within 10 min I was so cold and just started crying my eyes out. Sobbing... For at least an hour straight.
It felt better. I thought about all my life and I'm like "how did I end up here next to the garbage?". It was very insightful and I released a LOT of
built up frustration...
I eventually tried to go to sleep there. I thought about mice/rats but figured maybe none are back here - but just in case I'm covering my whole face
area with 2 layers, my t shirt plus hood.
Right after I fell asleep I'm pretty sure a rat climbed on my face. It was like a nose and mouth chewing fast and made mouse noises.
I jerked up so fast yelling, lol. It didn't get me cuz I covered up in layers.l but the dam thing wanted to taste me! I about # a brick, holy crap I
freaked. It smelled so bad. Couldn't smell any garbage but I sure smelled the rat on my face. Ewwwww!!
So the cool hiding spot at the spine doctor sucks. Damnit. No way to sleep like that.
So it was like 2am and I got up and went further south looking for a gas station to get coffee and food and warm up some. It's very cold without any
gear. My feet and hands were totally numb.
Well I got to Colfax I think it's called and it's big so I walked down it a few blocks and saw all these pimps and prostitutes and random insane
wanderers with blankets on just claiming corners.
Now that ghetto # is sketchy as hell. Every one of them is dangerous.
The first one I passed by, a black kid, I said "what's happening man?" And he thanked me for being friendly so I said I'll pray for you brother and we
I crossed the street a few times to avoid the "pimp corners" and the weirdos.
This one guy I couldn't avoid and he stopped me and started asking me questions. Now listen up how I handled it.
If some sketchy bum asks you questions randomly on the street at 2am in the slums - it means he wants to size you up to rob you. I can feel it. It's
I played him off, thanked him, and quickly went another block and found my salvation, a 711. Got coffee and a muffin.
Then guess what? Turns out the last guy followed me and came in the 711, gave me a bogus story, then pretended to leave. I saw him ghosting in the
parking lot just waiting to get me on the way out.
Luckily there was another guy out there doing the same thing, and so they both started talking. That was my chance to slip out and GTFO of there
I went back North. I was scared #less by this experience. I went walking down the WRONG street. Holy cow...
Then I got back on the train and went to the main station downtown which is real fancy and elaborate. But there were like 100 homeless ppl just living
there. They were all over.
One came up to me and stopped me and was like "hey what do you like to do?" and I'm like "what???... I don't do anything". He kept pressing me, like
"c'mon what do you wanna do? Let's go do something".
Newsflash - if a vagrant approaches you outside at 4am and talks like this - he's sizing you up for a robbery. He wanted to "convincee to GO do stuff
with him" you know AWAY from all the SECURITY STAFF??? wink wink get it? Once he had a clear shot he'd Rob me. #ing scumbag piece of #.
I hate these types of ppl. All they think about is drugs or taking advantage of and hurting others. Pure scum.
And you actually asked me to go to one of their hubs where I'd for SURE get cornered robbed and beaten. Hahahaha no way in hell!
I walked over 25 miles since I got here. I have been in so much intense killer pain. My back just got trashed by all this. I ended up having to carry
my backpack as it was stabbing my injured area and was unbelievable.
I can't have peace or quiet or safety around any of those ppl. At all. I might have money so therefore have to be robbed. I'm WHITE and pretty
malnourished and thin. I'm an irresistible target.
Do you not know anything about surviving on the streets in a city of millions?
I sure as hell do and I'll teach all of you how out of touch you truly are if you think "a homeless shelter" is even an option. Only in rare
circumstances with less than 10 total would it be viable. A small shelter in a tiny little town is doable and not bad. But in a megacity? Get REAL
And how could I have sobbed for an hour if anyone was around me? I couldn't because I'd be fully devoted to outsmarting them and escaping their plots
to rob me.
You gotta follow your gut and play everyone off. Manipulative skills save your life on these grimy mean streets.
It's insane there isn't a single place to charge my phone and get wifi. Every McDs and cafe is doing only carry outs and so you cannot stay and sit
I actually came all the way back to the airport just to tell y'all my story of last night's insanity. This is so #d up this city is #. It's crawling
with vagrant crackheads all over downtown.
I went exploring with my all day transit pass and took other trains and buses just to scope out the lay of the land.
I have to find a safe area to sleep.
I'd never go right into the Lions den on purpose (a shelter). Those places are the nastiest things on Earth and full of evil. Never ever do anything
dumb like that.