I doubt anyone is a stranger to homeless people sitting by the road with cardboard signs, but I saw a sign the other day that made me chuckle. I don’t know how I feel about laughing at a homeless person’s sign asking for money, but that seems like it was the point. Still there is a guilty feeling. Apparently this is a pretty common sign, but it was new to me. It read: “Ninjas killed my family. Need money for karate lessons.” There are a few variations, but I bet if you look hard enough you could find this is just about any city.
I went for a walk around Seattle’s downtown. Travis & Monica live within walking distance, which means that I didn’t have to take the bus, I am a little afraid of the bus so that’s a bonus, and besides I like to walk.
Seattle has a nice enough downtown, or at least that is how it seems with my very limited experience. I went straight until I saw water, then I just ambled this way and that. Going straight to water put me right at the end of Pike Place Market, where I saw a protest against Free Trade with Korea. I also saw a weird totem pole, that wasn’t quite a real totem pole but a pole with a totem facade. I saw people singing on the street. I saw poor people sleeping on a little grassy spot while not-so-poor people took breaks from shopping. I saw mountains and water and stadiums. I saw a lot of stuff.
[tags]downtown, free trade, homeless, korea, pike place market, qwestfield, safeco, seattle, tourism[/tags]