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September 15, 2009

Encounter with the homeless

Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 1:22 am

20 loaves of bread, 3 hair bands, 1 bottle of pore clearing pads, 2 pair of panty hose, 1 bag of tortellini, 1 listermint breath spray, 1 bag of maxi pads, infants gas relief, 1 milkshake maker, 1 home fan, 30 bottles of water, pool goggles, water purifier for the faucet, 2 bottles of lotion.

I had a helluva time getting the water out of the dumpster. I saw a young man walking near me. I noticed he was carrying a guitar and a knapsack. I assumed he was homeless. He could see I was struggling with the water. He jumped into the dumpster and grabbed more stuff for me and helped me carry it to my truck.

I came back and he was digging through the trash. I gave him bread and other food I found. I said are you homeless son? He said yes I am. My heart just sank. He was young.

I walked to my car to give him some money for dinner. All I had on me was $3. I gave it to him. I said son, go buy yourself some dinner, even if it’s at Jack in the Box. He looked downcast, took the money and say thank you ma’am. That was awful nice of you, I’m going to get myself something to eat now.

I’ve been thinking about this all night. God bless that young man.

On a political note here, it makes me insane that our elected officials can afford to send money overseas to countries who don’t even like us, corporate welfare, bailing out corrupt banks and young men like this are homeless.

It doesn’t make sense and it really makes me angry.

I’m glad I was able to help this young man tonight in my own little way.



  1. Just want to let you know I’m reading–keep up the good work!
    charles oftwominds.com

    Comment by charles — September 16, 2009 @ 8:58 am

  2. Thank you Charles. I’m glad you and your readers are enjoying my blog. God bless you.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — September 16, 2009 @ 11:26 am

  3. Kind of makes you contemptuous of the dotgov, doesn’t it? Knowing that as Americans we are more concerned with feeding, clothing and sheltering people in other countries than in our own homeland is despicable to me. And it’s the best reason of all to investigate which concerns we donate our funds to- I check them out pretty carefully. If more than ten percent is used for “administrative purposes”, or if it goes to help “overseas children and families”, they don’t get my money.
    Keep up the good work, Chick- the blessings will come.
    Shy III

    Comment by Jim Shy Wolf — September 18, 2009 @ 2:55 pm

  4. I find a lot of white males homeless. Disenfranchised men who have lost their pride. If SHTF the homeless people are our best allies. They know where everything is and where to hide.

    Thank you Jim for your kind comments. This is one of my life’s work, helping others.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — September 18, 2009 @ 3:23 pm

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