Homeless in Vancouver: Catch of the day

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      This afternoon I had a little run of luck.

      First, the person driving the black Porsche Cayenne SUV didn’t back into me—I was thankful for that. Then, as I was trying to get as far away from her vehicle as quickly as I could, she called me back.

      She was standing outside the vehicle so I risked a close approach.

      She gave me a box of returnable containers she was keeping on board, for just such an occasion I guessed.

      Homeless guys like me risk becoming misanthropic loners, disconnected from society.

      These social interactions with non-homeless people help to keep me rooted and socialized—on the same page, as it were, with “normal people”.

      And I learn about all kinds of developments I might otherwise miss.

      Somehow I overlooked this trend in computers. But it should come as no surprise that by eliminating keyboards, the touchscreen iPad has opened up all sorts of new marketing opportunities for Apple.

      I wonder if they still offer big product discounts if you’re in a school.

      Stanley Q. Woodvine is a homeless resident of Vancouver who has worked in the past as an illustrator, graphic designer, and writer.


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      Jun 6, 2014 at 6:28am

      she was bored with her rich lifestyle and looking for a date with a homeless man just for something kinky to do on a warm afternoon...

      Stanley Q Woodvine

      Jun 6, 2014 at 9:28pm

      @ maybe

      It's happened but not this time.