Choose Your Husband Wisely

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 Posted In , , , , Edit This 8 Comments »
MM scrunched up the $1 note and carefully threw it out the car window to the homeless man and woman standing on the side of the road. The guy yelled, "Thank you!" in our direction as we drove past.

The sign they were holding said:

"MY WIFE AND I ARE STRANDED AND HUNGRY, PLEASE HELP."

I have no problem sharing with those in need, (but for the grace of God, there go I) but I am a bit confused. I am assuming these people had nowhere to stay and no money. But they had money to purchase the cardboard and the thick black sharpie with which to make their sign.

Or, did they anticipate that they would become poor so planned ahead to bring cardboard and a sharpie?

Or, is there a Hobo Fairy that 'poofs' into existence the moment you become destitute, who solemnly hands you cardboard and a sharpie?

These and many other useless and time wasting questions were going through my head as we drove past this poor sad husband and his poor sad wife.

But, the most compelling question comes from A: "Why did she marry that homeless guy in the first place?"




8 brilliant observations:

Machen family said...

You are so great! I can't even come up with a clever comment because this was too perfect!

lifeinthehighlands.com said...

I think if there really is a Hobo Fairy, he/she should be handing out better things than cardboard and sharpies.

Momza said...

I love your blog!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kristina P. said...

Wow, I wasn't coming here expecting such a thought provoking and deep post.

Oh, and I saw your submission to Overheard in the Ward today. Funny!

Loralee and the gang... said...

I feel bad for the people on the corner...but I don't donate to individuals, only to the Church. We have a friend who saw this homeless guy consistantly, and offered him a job. It was refused. He had the opportunity to follow him home after his 'shift', and he actually lived in a nicer home than either of us, with very nice cars in the garage that he opened with a remote opener when he got out of the cab. I think that kinda ruined it for the rest of the hobos. hhmmmm.
:~{

Anne Bradshaw. said...

I know what you mean. The whole homeless thing has been spoiled for the genuine cases these days. Always a puzzle as to what to do.

Love your page background, btw.

If you like contests, I have one running this week on my blog. The prize is a signed copy of The Skousen Book of More Amazing Mormon World Records by Paul B. Skousen. Great book! And he's willing to send anywhere in the world!

Loralee and the gang... said...

Yeah, my little guy is a total stud muffin - LOL.

And that guy told my friend that he makes at LEAST $60 an hour... this is on a freeway off ramp in Spokane - but we really don't have too much of a hobo/homeless problem here. Makes ya want to run to Walmart & buy some Sharpies, doesn't it!
:~D

rachel said...

Maybe someone threw them a sharpie out their window cuz they were holding up money the day before...hey it's complicated out there!