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The homeless man had what?

Posted in Finds, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

I don’t know anything about what it is like in Portland Oregon, much less the Beaverton suburb of it. But they must have a very different kind of homelessness problem there.

I’m not surprised that a homeless guy would call 911 from a hot tub that he had trespassed in.  Nor am I surprised that he would refer to himself as the “Sheriff of Washington” and ask for a towel, hot chocolate and a hug.

No, I’m surprised because he reportedly made the call using his own cellphone.  What kind of world do we live in when a man can’t afford a home but he can be reached by phone 24 hour/day anyway?  And don’t even get me started on homeless people with pets.

We all have priorities… some of us just refuse to prioritize them.