I can't believe what I saw on the street corner today. Whenever I go to have lunch with Phylly, I pass the busiest intersection in Oklahoma City. That intersection ALWAYS has one or more men holding up a cardboard sign hoping cars will stop and give them money. Evidently, a lot of cars DO stop and DO give them money, or they wouldn't always be there. Usually, the sign says "Out of Work" or "Homeless" or "Hungry and Out of Gas" or some totally unlegible scribble. I saw a man one time holding his cardboard folded in half so you couldn't read it all. The writing on some of the signs is so tiny, you can't read them either.
But today when I got to that intersection, I saw something different. There was a man holding up a large cardboard sign. He had straps attached to the back of the sign so he could hold it without blurring any of the words. He was walking swiftly down the street holding the sign high up in the air with both arms.
My first thought was, "He can walk and his arms work fine -- why can't he work???"
As I got closer to him, I could read the sign with its very plainly written large black letters. This is what it said:
"Are you mad?
Are you infuriated?
Scream at a bum. 50 cents per minute."
If I had been in the lane next to him, I would have rolled down my window and asked if I could take his picture. The light was green, and traffic was moving, so I had to go. I did not notice anyone screaming at him or giving him money. CRAZY!
It was a beautiful day, and I was glad to get to see Phylly for lunch at The Heath Bar (Olive Garden).
I won't keep you. I'm supposed to be watching a Craftsy class on how to copy ready-to-wear. I have to watch it before 30 days so I can get my money back if I don't like it. A very good thing about Craftsy, in my opinion. There have been a lot of classes that I requested a refund for after the first lesson because the teacher was so boring or the subject was. There are a bunch more classes that I have really enjoyed and I am keeping forever. Angela Wolfe, for one. A GREAT teacher!