HOME, CRAP, HOME
Returning to Chicago from vacation is generally a losing venture.
A body tends to take their vacations when Chicago's weather is absolutely abysmal- late winter/early spring seems to be the sweet spot. But the trouble with that is that you have no idea what it's going to be like when you land back home. Let's say you've spent 7 days in beautiful, sunny Florida weather- you begin to forget (or care) where you came from, and landing in 2 ft of snow on the return home can be enough to reduce a grown man to tears.
This go-round, it was a quick thrust from 70-80 degree clear blue skies to 40 degree spitty shitty snow/rain and bleak, crushing gray as far as the eye can see.
Of course, Chicago is not without its charms, and after coming off of five days of bizarre shit, it was nice to see some bizarre shit here at home- a land with it's own, very specific kind of bizarre shit.
Take for example, a homeless man passed out drunk in a pile of garbage bags being roused into consciousness by his CELL PHONE.
Now my question is not so much where he gets the money to pay the bills- I've seen this guy out asking for cash before. And it's fairly obvious he has a number of things, other than panhandling, generating revenue for him- hence the reason why he might need a cell phone to take care of all those important business calls.
My question is- where do they send the bill? Does he have online bill-pay?
The logistics of not having a house are beyond my comprehension. Guess I better stay employed and sheltered- I don't want to have to figure all that crap out.