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[Aug. 29th, 2002|11:05 pm]
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So i was in harvard square with coureton today and we were walking by one of the zillion and a half bums that are there and he (the bum) asks "can you spare some change" i just ignore him as mommy dearest tought me to do and coureton said "no." the bum then said "why not" and coureton said "because I don't want to"

it rocked. we were on the way to the ATM too.

on another note in my inbox right now there is a piece of spam that reads "Gage gets it hard from two guys!"*

*if you don't get it then you aren't supposed to

From: funkydoda
2002-08-29 09:31 pm (UTC)
Wow... whenever I say that my friends slap me and make me give them money. It's horrible they're like "Will, you heartless bastard, give him money." Why should I? Why don't THEY give him or her money if they're so passionate about it... jeebus.
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[User Picture]From: dawnfeather
2002-08-30 04:05 pm (UTC)
this summer I made very good friends with many of the homeless people in harvard square, and the ones I got to know are interesting and lovely people. I got into a conversation with one guy about merchant of venice, specifically Porche's justice vs mercy speech, and we talked for almost a half an hour about it and the issues brought up in that play. these people are down on their luck, granted. some of them are dirty and unshowered, granted. but there is absolutely no cause to congradulate yourselves on being assholes to them. I think that your friend.. uh... coureton was being honest, which rocks, but still. And I'm not saying that I've never walked by someone asking for money and avoided eye contact, but I've also taken people to go get a bowl of soup before. The people that I personally have problems with are the pit rats that beg for money to get condoms or something, and veiw it as a joke. have you ever read the spare change newspaper?? these people have amazingly hard daily lives, and a hard time retaining their dignity. I usually don't rant on lj, but I'm personally ashamed that one of my close friends, and actualy someone I respect and look up to delights in makeing these people's lives harder than nessesary. I'm only slightly sorry if I offended you with this, and you might like to rethink what "mamma taught you", as that's what I was taught, and I think its the wrong approach to teaching children how to be good and compassionate people.
see you soon
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