Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

A Short Story from the County Board Meeting in Arlington, VA

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dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

But that's like seven blocks from the Apple Store!

The only thing that does not change is how much and how quickly Arlington changes.

hman (#53)

@dntsqzthchrmn But just far away enough next time I go to Delhi Dhaba.

zidaane (#373)

A few weeks back I run into a 20'ish kid in a parka about 1AM when I'm getting smokes from 7/11 by the train station. He says he was locked out of the station at midnight and needs to wait until morning and that he's a diabetic and would I buy him some donuts. So, I buy him his chocolate donuts (a dozen Dolly Madison's), and tell him if needs to crash he could crash on a chair at my place (this is Chicago and it was freezing out). He's like, "no, no , I'll be fine" and I then explain that there is a shelter if he walks about 10 blocks straight south from where we are at.

turd_sandwich (#5,660)

@zidaane I think "holy fuck" is an appropriate response here.

deepomega (#1,720)

@zidaane Never trust a diabetic who asks for donuts.

LondonLee (#922)

Serves his Grandfather right for not buying him a donut.


zidaane (#373)

@Choire Sicha Definitely made me rethink my CouchSurfing status.

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

@zidaane The lesson, as always: never do nothin' for nobody.

keisertroll (#1,117)

I'm just glad I didn't realize I lived four miles from Camden when I was an uninformed adolescent conservative.

deepomega (#1,720)

What sort of lesson would kids learn if they saw homeless people every day???

jfruh (#713)

@deepomega I'm pretty sure it's "being homeless is awesome, Big Government gives you this shelter for free!"

NeonTrotsky (#2,249)

Northern Virginia is a uniquely terrible place in that I know of no location so dependent on the government for its livelihood that also despises anything government does, especially to assist anyone or anything that is not their paycheck.

Helio (#4,187)

@NeonTrotsky I was considering going back to NoVa to work on the 2012 campaign, but I don't think I could take another Republican defense contractor yell at me about "government spending!" in that hot ass summer weather.

freetzy (#7,018)

@Helio Gotta love the anti-government high-and-tight crowd.

deepomega (#1,720)

@Helio And the mosquitoes. Jesus fuck the mosquitoes.

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