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    What's the deal with this guy?

    There is a homeless man who appears to live at the old gas station in Prince Frederick,right across from the school - by Safeway,movie theater,etc. I see him all the time,summer and winter,and always wonder,who is he? Why is he there-don't the owners of the land care? I'm not starting this thread to talk about how horrible the homeless are or how it's all Bush/Obama's fault - most of us are only an illness or a missed couple of paychecks away form being there ourselves,I'm just curious about him and have always wondered what his deal is. Thought about just asking him once while I was sitting in my car at the light,but figured he could be mentally ill and didn't want to be perceived as intruding or whatever.

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    There are a few threads on here about him. He has money..he has family, local.... He chooses to live the way he does.
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    Really?! Wow. Wish I had seen those threads,tried doing a search but didn't come up with anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annemayer View Post
    Really?! Wow. Wish I had seen those threads,tried doing a search but didn't come up with anything.
    I have friends that know his family.
    If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you. - Winnie the Pooh

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    Who you callin' pussy? gary_webb's Avatar
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    He has a facebook page. Search "That homeless guy in calvert prince frederick"
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    I still love you gary!

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    There are homeless everywhere, entire tent communities. When on an exit ramp, do you see blue tarps in the woods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cattitude View Post
    There are a few threads on here about him. He has money..he has family, local.... He chooses to live the way he does.
    Wow their must be something mentally wrong, why would you choose to be homeless I guess the same reason why people who can't afford kids have kids knowingly that welfare is going to take care of them. Plenty of free careers in the US. You can be all you want to be in America, I might want to be a bumb next year. Don't knock it till ya try it.

    Quote Originally Posted by annemayer View Post
    There is a homeless man who appears to live at the old gas station in Prince Frederick,right across from the school - by Safeway,movie theater,etc. I see him all the time,summer and winter,and always wonder,who is he? Why is he there-don't the owners of the land care? I'm not starting this thread to talk about how horrible the homeless are or how it's all Bush/Obama's fault - most of us are only an illness or a missed couple of paychecks away form being there ourselves,I'm just curious about him and have always wondered what his deal is. Thought about just asking him once while I was sitting in my car at the light,but figured he could be mentally ill and didn't want to be perceived as intruding or whatever.
    Next time you see him bring a Big N Tasty meal, supersized from McDonald's.

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    i was doing safe nights for my church over the holiday season. Not very many homeless showed up, but the other members of the church that were there said there are a ton of homeless in tents behind k-mart in pr fred. i would have never guessed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annemayer View Post
    by Safeway,movie theater,etc. I see him all the time,summer and winter,and always wonder,who is he? Why is he there-don't the owners of the land care?


    What do you suggest they do about this person?
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    [QUOTE=FED_UP;4387725]Wow their must be something mentally wrong, why would you choose to be homeless I guess the same reason why people who can't afford kids have kids knowingly that welfare is going to take care of them. Plenty of free careers in the US. You can be all you want to be in America, I might want to be a bumb next year. Don't knock it till ya try it.
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    There was a man I knew in Florida who would hang out in the bar my friends and I frequented. His name was John and he lived in a tent community in the woods. He would do odd jobs around the bar for drinks, and John had a job at a tye-died t-shirt factory. He chose this way of life. I asked him one night why. He explained to me that when he came back from Vietnam, he tried to live at home again and it just didn't work anymore. He said the only way he felt at peace was to live the life he was living. He said his family didn't understand it and he wished it were easier on them, but this is what he needed to do.

    You rarely ever know someone's story or why they do what they do, but I don't think you should just judge the surface.

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