By April 12, 2010hanson says this

Helping Inner City Youth

First off, I’m all for it.

So this girl buzzed the door today, and against my better judgment I answered it. At the door was a nice looking young girl, maybe 18 or 19 years old. She immediately went into her sales pitch. I quickly interrupted and told her I was sorry, but I was not interested in buying anything today. She was persistent though and really wanted me to listen. So I invited her to sit down on the stoop and she continued to tell me about the program she was a part of to help inspire and change the direction of inner city kids that have made some unfortunate choices in their lives. It all sounded pretty awesome really. And I wanted to help her, I did. Until she said she was from St. Louis. I instinctively asked if she was a Cardinal fan. She answered in the affirmative. I immediately kicked her ass off the stoop.

Of course I didn’t do that. But I didn’t give her any money either. Through the whole talk, I still don’t understand how selling magazines can change a persons life. I don’t get how that works. But the rest of the program was cool. Maybe it’s just to give folks something to do so they aren’t bored on the streets. Meh. I can think of a lot of better things to do with their time.

But I did give her a cold drink on a hot day and we had some good talks about things that didn’t revolve around her being a troubled youth. So that was cool. Good luck Amber.


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