Last Thursday I was still pretty sick from the stomach virus I came down with on Wednesday. I finally got myself out of bed around 8pm and walked up to Dupont Circle and found Warren, a two-year veteran of the Street Sense sales force, resting on a chained fence hawking newspapers.
I have never met Warren before, but I have heard his untiring refrain, “Street Sense, Street Sense, Street Sense, Street Sense.”
Born and raised in Washington, DC, Warren has spent most of his time in the nation’s capital, however, he did spend about 5 years in Japan as a youth. He now spends his afternoons most days selling the Street Sense, usually in and around Dupont Circle. It helps support him, but he confides that he would love to have a job that paid a little more. He used to work in the office printing business as well as drive a delivery van and hopes to be able to return to similar more stable work. When the weather is bad now, he barely scrapes by due to low paper sales. If you know of any potential jobs for Warren, please let me know.
Warren was kind enough to let me videotape him briefly. Take a look.
Warren said he was going to use my $10 to help buy him some groceries.
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