The truth of it is I just don’t carry cash anymore. When I’ve got it, I spend it. And if you think what I do with my debit card constitutes wasting money, you should see me with a twenty-dollar bill.

So when the fella on the street asked me for money, I wasn’t lying when I said I didn’t have any cash. He didn’t look like he believed me, but it’s the truth. I have keys, a bunch of pens and my off-the-rack, pre-paid cell phone. That’s it. Sorry.

How long until guys sit on the sidewalk with debit-card readers in their laps instead of plastic buckets or styrofoam cups? How long ’til we pass around the chip-reading sensor instead of the collection plate? How long until waggling a hat on the subway gets replaced with e-alms?

5 Comments so far

  1. Tony Mc (unregistered) on January 9th, 2006 @ 11:41 pm

    Even if I had the cash I wouldn’t give it to them. I can waste it much better on myself and my family.

    When was the last time you saw a homeless person skeleton in Atlanta? Never. They know where to go for the free food and shelter.

  2. americantony (unregistered) on January 10th, 2006 @ 8:12 am

    Right on, Tony! I for one don’t want to help anyone unless they are physically on the brink of death! I mean come on!! I still see them breathing oxygen and everything! And my friend will use the iPod I get him.. that guy would probably just eat with the money!

    America is #1!

  3. Tony Mc (unregistered) on January 10th, 2006 @ 1:10 pm

    That’s right. Help no one. Ever. Farktard.

  4. elizabeth (unregistered) on January 15th, 2006 @ 10:10 am

    My father has a Saturn which will benfit from some machanical help. Is there someone on Craig’s list who will be able to look at it? My maid of honor at my wedding informed me that her roomate found a male on craig’s list who is into fixing automobiles and is a prodigy. He has two children and is real young. This may not be the space for my comment, but i do not know where else to look. Please let me know if you know his name or how to find him on Craig’s list in Atlanta. Thank you very much.
    -Elizabeth Ashley Finsthwait

  5. elizabeth (unregistered) on January 15th, 2006 @ 10:11 am

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