June 02, 2008

Pants for the Homeless!

One of the things I love about Austin is that the second you step out of your house you put yourself at the mercy of this weird city. You can just never tell what is going to happen or who you are going to meet. There are those who actually go looking for Austin's weirdest, and we all know 6th Street after dark is a great place to indulge. But why fight for parking or wait in line at a bar when you can simply travel down Congress Avenue before noon on a Sunday and get everything you are looking for!! (Or NOT) So the story is this: Sunday morning about eleven I had to run to work for a minute and then decided to have lunch with a friend. Normally I would not suggest lunch downtown because parking and traffic are crazy but it was a quiet Sunday morning and I thought "why not?" So there we are, looking for parking, and we noticed an obviously homeless man on the opposite corner. He is in his early forties, tall, pulling a small metal cart full of god knows what behind him; a pretty typical looking downtown resident who would not have otherwise stood out but for the huge lengthwise tear in his pajama pants. It really wasn't a big deal but unfortunate that his pants were such a mess. While we waited at the light he started to cross the street and about half way across he decided to adjust his britches. And that's when it happened - the torn pajama pants were ALL that he was wearing because he adjusted "himself" right out of his pants. OUT OF HIS PANTS!!! Right there in the middle of Congress Avenue in front of GOD and EVERYONE. There it was, and all anyone could do was stare. SO that's where I came up with my idea for a "Pants for the Homeless" campaign. I mean we give "Coats to Kids," and in my opinion this is just as worthy a cause. No homeless person in Austin should have to walk around with their ding-dong hanging out! I intend to make this my very own charity commitment for the year and I invite you all to join. Keep Austin children warm and Austin homeless in their pants. Please!

Posted by Lovelie99 at June 2, 2008 03:15 PM

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