I’ve mentioned before that I live a double life. A woman who aspires to have a small business in this area really aught not live in her vehicle. It doesn’t look good.
I try to keep my van clean at all times, especially the windows. I make my bed every day so that if anyone peers into my tinted windows, at least it won’t look too obvious that I sleep in there every night. I’m not sure if I’m fooling anyone or not. No one says anything about my van.
I told one client/friend that was getting too close that I stay on a friend’s couch. She doesn’t like it but she hasn’t unfriended me yet.
One day though, I saw someone from an apartment complex where one of my jobs was. I saw him at the food pantry and to make matters worse, one of the volunteers very loudly asked me if I was homeless right in front of him. Shortly after that, I lost my client. I can’t be sure that this is the reason but that same man had proven himself to be a busybody on another occasion so…..
Now I am seeing another man frequently when I go to the soup kitchen. I also see him a half hour later in his neighborhood. I hope he doesn’t run and tell my client that I’m a freeloader or worse. I don’t worry about it though. What can you do?
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