Join Date: May 2008
Location: Denver, CO, USA
Re: A true story
Thank you for your good work. We need more like you and unfortunately most of us (including me) are too self absorbed.
When I was a young kid, it was an almost nightly occurrence for one or more hobos to appear at our door around dinner time. My Mother always fixed them a plate and allowed them to sit at the picnic table on the porch. One day she figured out that they targeted our house because of a chalk mark on the curb in front that was apparently a universal hobo signal indicating a soft touch. The next day, she scrubbed off the mark. Later in the week, I observed my Father replacing the chalk mark. I'm sure my Mother figured that out but she never let on and kept on serving.
In today's PC environment we would not dare refer to them as hobos, but, we also would not feed them at our tables. My how far we have come!
2004 R 1200 C (Fire Starter)
2007 R 1200 RT (Heavy Feather)
2008 Ducati 999 S (Shock and Awe)