Last Saturday, we gave money to a guy on a street corner because his sign read, “Too ugly to prostitute”.
As the man took the money, we told him his sign was great. He said, “Well, I can’t take all of the credit, I saw it on the internet”. As he jogged back to his corner, we noticed he had on fairly new jeans. What? The internet? New jeans? We’ve been hoodwinked. Bamboozled. Taken to school.
The man’s sign offered up such a distraction, we completely missed the obvious signs that this guy was most likely a fraud. If we was a fraud, this makes me upset on a couple of levels. 1) He’s taking money from people who think he’s homeless, and 2) do we need to be entertained in order to give money to the homeless? Last year, I gave to a guy who’s sign read, “I’ll…
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