Friday, January 21, 2011

He works hard for the money

When mom and I went to Seattle a few weeks ago we had the pleasure of eating lunch here one afternoon after our visit to the wolf sanctuary in Olympia.  We had free entertainment right outside our window during our meal.  Our waitress said that this gentleman is there 5 days a week standing on that corner.  I think he was doing push-ups (and cruches and squats, I just didn't get pics of that) to stay warm but it may be part of his act, I don't know.  At one point, an older man walked up to him, handed him a ten dollar bill, patted him on the shoulder and said something to him, and then walked away.  My first thought was, gosh - what a kind thing to do and a generous amount at that.  My second thought was, shit - that guy just made $10 more than I've made in the last 6 years.

It's a good thing I can't do more than 2 push-ups otherwise I'd totally be parking myself outside a swanky restaurant window to try and make some cash.

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