37 cents

Saw the strangest sign today on the way to work.

I was third in line behind a red light and to my right, sitting in the dirt was a homeless man (I’m assuming that, I do not know it to be true.)

He held a sign that captured my gaze and my imagination …

I wanted to take a photo, but the light had been red a while and I didn’t want to risk holding anyone up.

I’ve recreated his sign:

37 cents

Clever or true?

I decided on clever since he’d penned it on cardboard.

I also thought ‘dang! I don’t have 37 cents to offer’ ( I really didn’t, and besides, the light was now green.)

Then I wondered the whole way to work, (even though I decided he was clever) what could he buy with that?  Was he shy that amount for a cup of coffee?

Last thought I gave to the sign and the man was that I hoped he intrigued enough people to pass him some money at their red light.

Hope he’s warm tonight – and would love to have photographed him and asked him about his inspiration for the sign.



About debaucherysoup

I've traveled 4 continents, affording me experiences and adventures to last a lifetime. Most important was the exposure to other cultures, beliefs and lifestyles. I'm also mom to one of the most amazing human beings I know.

Posted on December 29, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Intriguing… Wish u had the money and time.. Hope he has a good year as well..

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