No Laughing Matter

Being homeless is no laughing matter. While some who are homeless were responsible for their downfall, others were victims. Everyone in that situation can use a little help.

Around where I work my day job, it is not uncommon to see homeless and transients standing at a street corner with some sign in hand giving a Reader’s Digest description of their plight, all while requesting some assistance from good willed people passing by. In a situation like that, I would think humor is a double-edge sword. It can either help your cause greatly, or it can harm your efforts.

One man I saw on the way back from lunch today decided to try humor, and admittedly, I chuckled when I saw it. His sign said “She had the better lawyer!”


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