Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Cell phones for the homeless

Did I miss a memo somewhere?

I was at lunch, stopped for a light before crossing over Austin's MOPAC/Parmer intersection. I saw one of the regular transients with his sign requesting money, walking up and down the line of cars, when -- I kid you not -- he put his sign down to take a cell phone call.

He was asking for money.

Has a cell phone.

This is the same guy last year for whom I was moved to run over and grab a big Wendy's lunch, came back, couldn't find him, then nearly ran over him coming out of the grocery store with 4 12-packs of Bud Light.

He's asking for money, drinks a lotta beer, and has a cell phone.

I am amazingly disappointed right now...

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