Educated Homeless Guy

Educated Homeless Guy
Date: 2005-04-06 (transfered from old blog)

The other day I saw a homeless man pushing three carts along the highway. Today we saw the same man with his three carts in the next town over. I told my wife that I saw this same guy yesterday and she wanted to stop and give him one of our “homeless kits” which we store in the back trunk of our car. Anyway, after my wife gave the man a kit and some Timmies and spoke with him for a while, it was learned that he was university educated… or at least claimed to be. Apparently, he has a Masters degree in Russian and is in-between jobs. Yikes, if this is true I think it is a fairly sad condition our society is in where an educated man has been reduced to pushing around shopping carts with all his belongings. He was desparately looking for work and somewhere to live, but seemed quite upbeat about his situation. Well, homeless guy, wherever you are, good luck with your journey and may the future treat you better.