General Off-Topic Board / Re: ITT: Jason, Bearly, Borders, Dotlyn, Trouble, et al. entertain PennyLane.« on: February 27, 2008, 10:01:25 AM »
Detroit is really shocking. You gotta be pretty hard core to be homeless in Detroit. Being homeless in Orange County might actually be kinda fun.
Why is Chicago so low? That's impressive.
Any data on NYC?
NYC has about 50,000 homeless people, which comes to about .6% of the total. The only city with a larger number is LA (with over 90,000!).
Being homeless in Detroit has got to be really hard (though being homeless anywhere is no walk in the park). I was talking to a guest Monday night about the weather being so bad here. It was really depressing. Normally the guests just want to talk about light subjects or religion (I'm Jewish, which they find fascinating, so they like to talk to me about Christianity), almost to avoid talking about being homeless. This guy just looked at me and said, "Do you know what it's like to be 40 and just want to die?" It was so sad. How do you even respond to that?