Sunday, November 11, 2007
( 9:29 PM ) teahouse
Now That You Put it That Way...
Yesterday I was walking down the street in the East Village when a homeless man crouched on the sidewalk muttered to me, "Spare some change, please? I'm broke and hungry."
I stopped and addressed him. "I'm really sorry, but I can't. I'm flat broke. I'm overdrawn on my checking account, have almost $100,000 in student loan debt, haven't paid this month's credit card bills, and I owe another half a million on my mortgage. I have a dollar in my wallet but I need it to buy a subway ride home. I have less than you."
"Yeah, you got problems, miss," said the homeless guy. "Worse than me. Good luck to you." #