Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Not So PC

As I was driving by yet another panhandler on the side of the road today, I was struck by his sign and then I started to chuckle. No, it wasn't funny that he was supposedly homeless or crippled or in dire straights, but it was something that my 7 yr old said to me in the car a few months ago, that really brings up an interesting question.

She said, "Mommy, if they are homeless, where do they get the markers to make their signs?"

Excellent question. Has anyone else ever wonder about that?


Kiwi the Geek said...

They probably borrow from a store employee that takes pity on them. Or maybe they have a marker just for that purpose. It'd be kinda like a business investment: you forego a sandwich to buy a marker to make it possible to get more sandwiches.

PsychoToddler said...

Marker: $ 0.69
Home: $250,000.00

Question is, where do they get the oaktag?

Kiwi the Geek said...

Oaktag? You mean cardboard? Out of a dumpster. Been there, done that.

Sweettooth120 said...

Home - $250,000

Maybe in your parts! Haven't seen a home for that price in 5 years.

PsychoToddler said...

Maybe you should move to my parts.

Sweettooth120 said...

No, Thanks!

Though I love cheese and Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know?, Wisconsin is TOO COLD!!!

parcequilfaut said...

Dumpster for cardboard...sympathetic restaurant manager for marker. (That happened to the Artist when he was front of house at Applebee's.)