Sunday, October 9, 2011

Cab Ride

Mark the cab driver told me about a homeless man he once knew, who was once offered a job right there out on the street, by some man who stopped while walking along the street.
He wondered... "now why would some guy just walk up and offer me a good job for good money not knowing him from anybody else on the streets"
"I need to do something good"
"Never heard of such a thing man... I been where you at, part of the workforce and all anybody ever does is try to beat you down, beat you down right back to where I am right now. So why would I put myself where I was before and end up right back here... I can survive just fine how I am and no one can do anything to push me down cause I'm as far down as anybody can get." The man on the street said, "you could be dead..."
Yes I could, but death is salvation, it is as low and as high anybody can get, what's between is how you get from one to the other..."

The homeless man walked away without elaborating any further leaving the man on the street, the man with the job to offer, behind. Mark, the cab driver, for as long as he could remember, had seen the homeless man everyday until after that day, then never again.