Do homeless people like the sort of invisibility we fakely give them? Would they prefer we not acknowledge them? Why do we do that? I can imagine a certain level of embarrassment at being visibly poor and perhaps dirty, but who likes feeling invisible? Nobody, right? Am I right to smile or nod or say hello, as I would anyone else I passed by closely? I do wonder. I don’t get a enthusiastic response to my hellos, but isn’t that better? If it’s better, why do they look at me like I’m nuts? Should I be less concerned about this aspect of the issue, or does it matter very much?
Also, why does my roommate throw out my 24 hour old burrito from the refrigerator, but leave that hunk of cheese that I’m not even sure IS cheese, it’s that old?
How the hell is it November already?
What would you like for Christmas?
Who’s going to watch Australia with me?