Ugh! Drug Addicts!

I’m getting too comfortable being around  drug addicts.

This morning I walked to one of my g0-to stores for a coffee.  Outside was a guy who was obviously on “something”.  He greeted me, calling me “Sweetie”.  I think in the past, I would have ignored someone like this but I guess I’m not as afraid as I should be so I smiled and said Hello.  Before you know it, this guy is asking me to go in the store and buy him something…he said he would give me the money.

I didn’t like it…I figured there was some reason he couldn’t go in the store and told him as much.   He said it was because he was having a cigarette.  Here’s where it gets interesting.  While I’m going back and forth with this ne’er do well, one of my CLIENTS drives up and says hello!  Embarrassing.

I think I made it clear to my client that I didn’t know the guy, but still.  I have an image to protect.  I go into people’s homes and they need to be able to trust me.

So I get the druggie guy his drinks and of course, I end up out of pocket for about a dollar and he says “keep the change!”.  Whatever.  What kills me is this is just the sort of vagrant that ruins it for us normal homeless people that need a little help.  People like him are what gets soup kitchens shut down.  Grrrrrr.

So anyway…I got a new client this week (the guy that showed up this morning at the store) and he has told at least 2 of his friends about me so I things are really looking up!





About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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4 Responses to Ugh! Drug Addicts!

  1. Ryu says:

    There’s a reason for everything. Probably he got busted for stealing and the owner kicked him out. Kind of early to start drinking huh? LOL. When I worked in retail, several customers had a drinking routine; one might drink several shooters of vodka a day, another might drink a bottle of $3 wine a day.

    It is good to be tolerant. At the same time, one should not be afraid to become successful. People do judge us by our friends. Some people are unpresentable. Sometimes, kindness is percieved as weakness. Knowing when to be tolerant and when not to is the problem.

  2. Maureen says:

    It wasn’t alcohol that got at the store.

    yah, sometimes I’m a little too nice, especially when a person looks like they could be a member of my family or something. 🙁

  3. Rocky Alvarez says:

    Hey Moron ( I mean Maureen) you think you have it rough now? Believe me dear it can get much worst for you so keep on looking down on the other homeless like your crap don’t stink; God has a way of humbling the arrogant!

    • Maureen says:

      Ouch! Well Mr. Alvarez, I don’t look down on homeless but I DO disaprove of drug use. Why make a bad situation worse?

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