Mid afternoon yesterday, I ran into a gentleman I know and we starting talking. After a few minutes or so he brought up one of the post I just recently published: World Famous. Finally he asked: "What’s up with you and homeless shelters? Now you’re telling people not to donate to the homeless shelters?"
He pointed out that I had mentioned San Luis Obispo’s Farmers Market and how, although, the idea of all of the vendors there setting aside a small percentage of what they take in on Thursday evenings to help the homeless sounded like a good idea, why didn’t I want them to give the proceeds to the homeless shelter and day center. I guess what he wanted to know was if I had a bone to pick with them or some sort of personal vendetta against them.
So I guess I’d better clarify myself and reiterate some of my thoughts regarding that issue. Sigh. (more…)