I've gotta hand it to the cardboard "sign holders" on the street corners in Denver -- they sure are creative!
I say "sign holders" because who knows if they're homeless, a little bit crazy, a rebelious "rich kid," or someone who is honestly just down and out. You never do know, but let me just tell ya, some of the cardboard signs I've seen in Denver on street corners are interesting, to say the least.
For example, Mark and I saw a woman on the corner this weekend with this doozie,
"Aliens Stoled My Dog...Need $20 For Karate Class."
Yep, "stoled." I'm guessing the dog is gone, and the so-called aliens snatched it. But whatever...
She wasn't asking for money for food, shelter or clothing. No-sir-ee-bob. Karate class. Specifically. Karate class.
To fight the aliens in honor of her pooch? Seriously, that's all I've got.
I felt for her though. The poor dog! What inconsiderate aliens! Wait...is $20 the going rate for karate class nowadays? Who knows...
Anyway, you've gotta give them credit. Just like "30 is the new 20," now, thanks to the way-way-way-out-of-the-box thinking of our street corner sign holders, "Aliens Stoled My Dog...Need $20 For Karate Class" is now the new "Will Work for Food."
If I only had an extra $20 on me, those dog-snatching aliens would be as good as toast.