I didn’t think that the driving situation could get worse than yesterday…but I stand corrected. Today there were way more amateur drivers venturing out into the snowy mess. I helped dig out and push five cars. Most of the people were not used to driving in the snow. Sadly one of them was a taxi driver who was completely clueless about driving in the snow (in his defense, he was from East Africa).
I was surprised at how few people offered to help. One time a maintenance man at a nearby building offered to help. His name was Chavez…I tried to give him $10 after we got the person unstuck, but he politely refused and said the next time I saw him he would accept. I will be looking for you Chavez!
I later found Roger, a Street Sense salesman, at the Farragut North Metro entrance. Roger is 58 and lives in DC. He has been living with his brother-in-law for about four months after he had some serious problems with his wife and daughter that lead to his wife changing the locks. “That’s a bad sign” he tells me. Yea…I would have to agree with you Roger. Now his brother-in-law is also asking him to leave. He is not sure where he will go after Feb 11th.
He says he will keep my $10 and add it to his savings to hopefully pay for housing/shelter.
Roger seems very nice. I shot a little bit of video of him that you can see here.
Want to help Roger out? Here are a couple of things he needs:
- A place to keep some of his things. Preferably a place where he could have key to lock the items up. Even a closet like space would help.
- Free counseling. Roger has went through a very difficult time with his family. He realizes that he needs counseling on how to deal with the situation. I would like to try to find a therapist who would work with Roger on a pro bono basis.
- Lastly, his computer broke and he really misses having his computer. He actually still carries his computer case. If anyone or any company has a working laptop that they would like to put to good use, Roger would be very appreciative.
If you can help with any of these things, let me know and I can contact Roger.