you with the $1,000 suit! Can you spare something for a guy with nothing?”
I knew better than to even look his way as I walked down Lake Street yesterday.
After all these years and several “incidents” I have learned (hopefully).
Although for a change this homeless man wasn’t zeroing in on me, certainly not in my old (“comfortable”) blue jeans and thin, cotton, bought-at-Target jacket.
Nope, he was trying to hook the guy walking alongside of me, dressed kind of like this...
After Mr. Businessman and I had walked 10 feet or so, and I was certain that the coast was clear, I turned and said “That was the first time I heard that line!”
He smiled and replied “Actually, he was off a bit, it is a $2,000 suit!”
I picked up the pace and from over my shoulder I said...
“Well then, I guess you might have had something to spare!”
for himself and his suits he might only care