I saw the following placard stuck on a shopping cart of one of the numerous homeless folks in the city.
Location: Posh newly re-constructed Pier 14, San Francisco
Money used for food only!!
Not lazy !!!
Now, that was an absolutely ingenuous thing to do. It got me thinking about how interesting it would be to work out the returns of this homeless person, versus the returns of the other homeless people using numerous innane placards. This could give us a feel of whether people genuinely trust or whether the stereotypes of homeless, drunk and sloshed people takes over.
As I was passing this cart, I could not but help look for the self-proclaimed “Not Lazy” owner.
I found him fast asleep using the cart to shield him from the direct glare of the sunlight!
PS: I guess a post-lunch siesta is excusable!!