Couple trying to warm up & find somewhere to shower
UPTOWN – This morning, John and Amanda O’Malley, names changed and images withheld for privacy, couldn’t believe what happened. While at the local Uptown Starbucks, Chicago’s 46th Ward Alderman Cappleman sat at their table and said he wanted to be sure they knew “he’s really a nice guy”, regardless of how activists have distorted his reputation.
Cappleman said to them “The Pigeons, the Salvation Army, Uptown Tent City evictions – all of that kind of stuff, is not my fault, I have an evidence based chart to prove it, I’m really a nice guy.”
Amanda said “Wow, it’s literally freezing outside, we are in a life emergency and this goofy alderman’s concerned with how we feel about him.”
John said “He’s got a powerful job, owns a home, decent clean clothes, a kitchen with a stove and refrigerator, a bathroom with his very own toilet and a shower. We have none of that. The best place we’ve been in all day is this coffee shop. We are trying to warm up and charge our phones; we spend half our days just trying to find somewhere to shower…”
Amanda continued “We asked him if we could shower at his condo, he didn’t answer. He did offer to have pictures taken with us and thought he could use some extra homeless people in his next homelessness video. No pay but we would get free exposure.”
“We said no way, leave us alone, we got too much exposure as it stands now. He didn’t even offer a coffee or a lousy donut. What a flake.”
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