i think most of us have. i'd never become homeless.
suppose you lost your job. suppose you looked for a year or more in a terrible economy. suppose during time you lost your apt., room, or home. suppose you moved in with a friend until you just couldn't stay there any longer. suppose you had little if any family. suppose finally....you run out of money...the government cuts off your unemployment...and there you are. you would never become homeless....yes you would.
i'd never stay in a mission. no way! you're broke. you're homeless. you've already extended your welcome everywhere. it's cold. you have no car...you lost it while you were unemployed. you're so tired that you can barely keep your eyes open while you're walking. your back hurts...your feet are aching and you're just...exhausted. you have nowhere to go...no place to sleep. wouldn't stay in a mission? yes you would.
i'd never ask people for money. while i have to agree with you here....i will say if it got bad enough...i would.
i'd never accept snap, welfare or anything from the gvt. you're broke. you have nothing. you need money in today's world...for everything...for anything. from the simplest thing like a cup of coffee to the the bigger things like a bus pass for an interview. you need food unless you're going to eat at the mission or other places all the time. want to shave and maintain some sense of dignity? you need money. want to keep trying and looking for a job? what about laundry and clean clothes? you need money. you'd never accept snap or welfare? yes you would.
i'd never let my child go hungry. wouldn't accept snap? yes you would.
thank god i'll never die alone. people care about me. after awhile of being homeless and in that type of situation...yes....sadly enough....you would.
we are survivors by nature....all of us. we like to think there are certain things we'd never do. but we'd probably do most of them if the situation were dire enough or we were desperate enough. i've seen it with my own eyes. i've been a witness to it. don't be so quick in judging the poor and homeless and some of the things they do. at some point in their lives i bet they said....i'd never do that.
sometimes i like to think there are still things that i would never do. but i'm just not so sure anymore
how about you?
see you around town. actually i hope not. but you never know