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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Apparently homeless people need beer once an a while

I was going to a dance last night but showed up early. So I walked up and down main street in Tigard to kill some time and see what was there. Most of the shops were closed down but it still was a nice strip, something that reminded me of a small town.

I was about to call my dad and see how he was doing when I was approached by a woman. She looked middle aged and had a rhaspy voice, looked dirty. So I was thinking homeless. She said her name was Tanya and her friend Tad had gotten hit by a car on 99w. She said she was going to be completely honest with me. I said I appreciate honesty. Doctors didn't think he'd wake up but he did and she wanted money to buy a beer to celebrate.

I listened, listened, listened... she kept talking about why I should buy her a beer. Finally after I got a chance to say something I said, "Will you accept no for an answer." Originally she didn't give me a yes or no answer so I had to ask her a few times. Finally, she said that she'd accept no for an answer.

So, I bought her a beer got myself one too, she knew of this little mexi mart where a huge can of beer was $1.50. So, I went back behind the shop and hung out with her and a couple guys that were her friends I suppose and listened to a guy named dave's story as well about how he used to live in Aloha and all of the trouble he got in while in high school.


Blogger Dave Ketah said...

Cool story, Paul!

Monday, 20 October, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow kudos Paul.

Monday, 23 February, 2009  

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