Mocht je een verstopping in je riool hebben, pas dan even op welke leugenaars je belt om dat op te lossen. Je zit voor de kat z’n viool op de desbetreffende leugenaars te wachten, ze beweren over de telefoon glashard dat je voor die middag op de werklijst staat, en als je dan na zessen de leugenaars belt om te vragen waar ze blijven, heb je die dag helemaal geen afspraak. En of je voor de volgende dag een afspraak wil maken? De leugenaars. Bah.
en nu maar hopen dat google langs komt
En als je dan vervolgens de verhuurder van het pand, amvestwonen, belt wordt je doorverbonden met een “antwoordservice”. Die, je raad het al, geen antwoord en geen service kan bieden. Fuckers.
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An entry in a German science-photo competition, this image shows a fly sporting a set of “designer” lenses crafted and set in place with a cutting-edge laser technique. The glasses fit snuggly on the fly’s 0.08-inch-wide (2-millimeter-wide) head.
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Last year, William R. Alford started keeping a car cover over the station wagon where he sleeps. “I originally just had drapes, but the condensation on the inside of the windows was a dead giveaway,” said Mr. Alford, who has been homeless here in Fairfax since May 2005.
As with all homeless people, finding food, warmth and a place to clean up is a constant struggle. But for those who live in their cars, remaining inconspicuous is its own challenge, and though living this way is illegal in most places, experts and advocates believe it is a growing trend.
“It’s most often the working poor who find themselves in this situation, teetering on the border between the possessed and the dispossessed,” said Kim Hopper, a researcher on homelessness for the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, which is based in New York.
The number of “mobile homeless,” as they are often called, tends to climb whenever the cost of housing outpaces wages, Dr. Hopper said. Last year was the first year on record, according to an annual study conducted by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, that a full-time worker at minimum wage could not afford a one-bedroom apartment anywhere in the country at average market rates.
Experts say there are 2.1 million to 3.5 million homeless people nationally. Ms. Wakin said that the vigilance required to live in a car was one reason there tended to be fewer people who are drug addicted or mentally disabled living in their cars, compared with those living on street grates.
There are about 300 million people living in the USA. The suppsedly “richest” nation on earth has 1 out every 100 people without a home.