First day of class today, so I have my notebook from last semester. I came across a quotation in it, which I wrote down in Union Square in maybe December.
“Hey buddy, can you help me out with any change? I’m a homeless guy.”
I thought it was interesting that this man would call himself “a homeless guy” instead of just “homeless”. The former seems more third-person, the way someone with change might refer to a homeless guy.
Nives: Oh my God, I was just in Webster Center and I saw this homeless guy just sitting out on one of the benches!
Dives: What, here?!
Nives: Yeah, he had some sign about he like needed work or whatever. He spelled like every word wrong. He looked super sketchy, like he was drunk or something, so I called the cops.
Dives: God! In Webster of all places!