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I hired a homeless guy. #7723337
11/21/22 11:32 AM
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Long story. Late October I was at O'hare waiting on a bus. I had flown all night and needed a cup of coffee. Since the rona the coffee shop at the bus shuttle area of O'hare has disappeared. There were a couple of doped up homeless people hitting up people inside for money. I went outside to avoid one of them. A clean normally dressed guy pushing one of those luggage carts approached and asked me to buy him a cup of coffee. Well, I was in desperate need of coffee myself, and responded " I could really use a cup myself" He told me that there was a coffee shop in the Hilton down a ways and across the street. I asked him how much for a cup? He said $4. I figured he might be lying, but what the heck? I gave him $10 and told him to go and get us each a cup of coffee. So off he goes over to the Hilton with his cart and about 10 minutes later he comes walking back with two cups in his hand. One for him and one for me. I thank him and let him keep the change, and he heads back to the Hilton to get his cart.

I felt very good about what happened. Two guys needed a cup of coffee. One guy had the know how and did the work. The other guy had the money. Nobody got anything for free.

Last edited by Dirt; 11/21/22 11:40 AM.

Who is John Galt?
Re: I hired a homeless guy. [Re: Dirt] #7723346
11/21/22 11:44 AM
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Except coffee is only $2 a cup. Lol

Ol dad


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Re: I hired a homeless guy. [Re: Dirt] #7723349
11/21/22 11:49 AM
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And he spit in yours


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Re: I hired a homeless guy. [Re: Dirt] #7723352
11/21/22 12:02 PM
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WTG Dirt, that was a win win.


I got myself a seniors' GPS.
Not only does it tell me how to get to my destination,
it tells me why I wanted to go there.
Re: I hired a homeless guy. [Re: Dirt] #7723357
11/21/22 12:08 PM
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Good job Dirt.

Re: I hired a homeless guy. [Re: Dirt] #7723360
11/21/22 12:10 PM
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"Im gonna hire a wino,,to decorate my home" Wish I could post a link. smile


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Re: I hired a homeless guy. [Re: Dirt] #7723384
11/21/22 12:55 PM
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When I lived in the city way back when I used to get dope addicts to get stuff for me all the time.
Except they had to get it first then I would buy it.
Cant beat good old capitalism eh?

Last edited by Boco; 11/21/22 12:56 PM.

Forget that fear of gravity-get a little savagery in your life.
Re: I hired a homeless guy. [Re: upstateNY] #7723410
11/21/22 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by upstateNY
"Im gonna hire a wino,,to decorate my home" Wish I could post a link. smile

Thatís a good song upstate, David Frizzell

Re: I hired a homeless guy. [Re: Dirt] #7723413
11/21/22 01:48 PM
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Good deal, I'm sure he appreciated it as much as you did.

Re: I hired a homeless guy. [Re: Dirt] #7723423
11/21/22 02:07 PM
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It's nice to read a feel good story, thanks for sharing


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Re: I hired a homeless guy. [Re: Turtledale] #7723432
11/21/22 02:27 PM
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Amazing what we can learn about our fellow man for a couple bucks. thank you for sharing not only with us but with the person you hired.

Bryce

Re: I hired a homeless guy. [Re: Dirt] #7723465
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I would have switched him cups.......

Re: I hired a homeless guy. [Re: Dirt] #7723566
11/21/22 06:05 PM
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Great job! I was doing a job in the city in a dead-end alley. Had the sidewalk coned off and orange snow fence barricade for cars. A guy walks up and said, "you need help", I thought for a second and said "yes, hears $20, don't let anyone come down the alley" I felt better because my back was to the street, and he was happy to keep anyone away.

Re: I hired a homeless guy. [Re: Dirt] #7723574
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My brother in law runs quite a few crews for a big construction company here near Syracuse.Guy holding sign at an off ramp,,," Will work for food" .Brother in law stops and says hop in.Guys like what you talking about.He says,Im doing siding all day today,,Ill buy you breakfast first,,then lunch on lunch break,,then Ill take you for a real nice steak supper. Sign holding guy told him to &^*()$$### off. Hahahaaa Most of them just want drug money.

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Re: I hired a homeless guy. [Re: Dirt] #7723583
11/21/22 06:24 PM
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As long as you didn't wake up after the coffee with a fuzzy brain and craving pudding pops I reckon you did good.


James 1: 19-20
Re: I hired a homeless guy. [Re: Dirt] #7723587
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Good on you Dirt, Dont you just wonder what his back story was though?

Re: I hired a homeless guy. [Re: Diggerman] #7723749
11/21/22 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Diggerman
Good on you Dirt, Dont you just wonder what his back story was though?


No. We made a deal and both came out better for it that morning. We both got what we wanted. I didn't want his life story, I wanted a cup of coffee.


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Re: I hired a homeless guy. [Re: Dirt] #7723755
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Good job, Dirt.


wanna be goat farmer.
Re: I hired a homeless guy. [Re: Dirt] #7723769
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Well done dirt-from each according to his ability to each according to his need.


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11/21/22 10:58 PM
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Your encounter with Christ .weather you recognized it or not (you probably did )


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