Thursday, August 6, 2009

Happy to help those who try.

On West Burnside and 4th, a guy with towels and a squirt bottle offers to wash windshields for $1. We tire of grungy panhandlers, whose outlandish looks disqualify them in the eyes of many employers. This man differed: clean clothes and an aura of dazed determination. Unemployed family man? Fifteen minutes after my “no thanks,” I circled around for a $2 cleaning. I respect – and want to support – a person who tries.

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