So sorry that I have been gone so long. It was not intentional. Someone decided to steal my laptop. One of my biggest fears.
Some people from this church that I sometimes go to heard about what happened and someone gave me one. So that it is why I have been MIA.
It was a very upsetting experience. It was stolen by someone at the homeless day center. I don't have much more than any of these other people. In some cases I have less.
The worst part is that the bag I had the laptop in was found in a room that I never go in. A room that almost always has someone in it. Which means that someone knows who did it and said nothing. This person who is always in there isn't homeless. She is some sort of religious advisor or something.
Needless to say I have been barely back since that time. It has really slowed down my job search. I was given a bunch of books by someone to help pass the time, but there really is only so much reading you can do in a day.
But to get back to the day center, I have come to realize that these places hurt more than they help. My laptop being stolen being a perfect example. The person who runs the place just kept saying that just give it back, no questions asked. What do you mean no questions asked? Why would you not want to press charges or at the very least ban the person for life? I would like to know how they think they are helping people?
I have needed the services that this place provides. Some days more than others. But, I also know that I am better off on my own. There are people that go that are not even homeless. They go there and take all the free food that they can get. They take all the used clothes and shoes that are dropped off that they can get. There is this one lady that will take every huge amounts of cold cut sandwiches (which are given away rarely) and load them up in her car. Now, if you are homeless you can't take supplies of perishable foods. You have no way to keep them cold. Coolers don't work on a long term basis. You also will spend a fortune on ice. As soon as she is done eating she leaves. I don't know her story, but it seems to me that she is far better off than many and shouldn't be behaving the way she does.
There is one guy who I overhead talking and he was saying that he was found passed out drunk on the side of the road at 7 am. He woke up in the hospital at 8 pm. Want to hear his solution to that problem? Don't drink anything that doesn't have a color to it from that day forward. How is his life going to get better if they provide the bare necessities to him? The answer is it won't. He seems to find places to sleep most nights. I guess he is couch surfer. He gets most of his food for free. He works just enough hours to pay for drink and takes charity for everything else.
He is the part of the problem with people helping. Why would you want to help someone like that? I sure wouldn't.
So I have just decided that being on my own is my best option. As I said I need that place for certain things. But for the most part I stay away. I also don't talk to anyone when I am there. I go in, do what I need to do, and leave. What really was the most upsetting to me is the fact that I helped people out there. Two different people needed their cars towed and I took care of that with my AAA membership. I figured I paid for it, so why not get the use from it. I never asked for anything in return. People there knew I did that.
Boy, the heat is on. It is going to be very hard to sleep starting tomorrow night. Oh well. I will do what I can.
Thanks to the people who sent me emails inquiring about me. I had very limited access to the computer so I used it to do some job hunting. I hope that I have since answered everyone. If not, I apologize.
I have several second interviews, so I really do think it is getting closer. Sooner or later something will come up. I have no where to go but up.