Bumming Change Upgrade

There’s a new twist to bumming change in DC. Homeless are no longer content with lurking outside the CVS or overflowing McPherson Square with their demands for donations.

Now panhandlers have upgraded past pedestrians, forgoing our easy mark but quick steps for those who might have more money and definitely can’t move as fast, drivers stuck in traffic.

Penniless here wasn’t insolvent for long as she accosted driver after driver stuck in the right turn lane exiting K Street for 15th Street today. She was making a swift buck busting folks up for change who had windows down but nowhere to go.

What next? Actually following me along going “Mister, mister, give me money!” like the beggars do in Ethiopia?

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Married, mortgaged, and soon to be a father, Wayan Vota is in the fast lane to mid-life respectability – until the day his brood finds his intimate journal of global traveling and curses him with the ever-eternal reply “I’m gonna be just like you, Dad!”

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