Archive for the 'fakes' Category

Believe it or not

February 28, 2007

TONY
“Believe it or not, this woman comes up to me yesterday and says: ‘You’re just a faker.” So I showed her my official hospital bracelet and then I said to her: ‘You think this is a fake, lady?’. Then she just huffed up the road after that.”

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Tony standing up

TONY
“Do you see the guy panhandling just on the corner [Tony points south, across the street]? The young blond guy with the beard. I asked him and he said that he’s got a pregnant wife and they were kicked out of the hostel the other day. Well, I checked him out and he checks out. I’ve seen his wife and she’s sure pregnant. If he wasn’t being straight up, I would’ve run him out of here. But if the guy’s for real, then you’ve got to let him be. Everybody’s got a right to eat.

“See, people don’t realize it but homeless folks need to keep up their reputations or otherwise no one ain’t getting nothing from nobody, if there’s fakes out there asking for money. If they ain’t for real, they shouldn’t be there.”

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