there's this guy who sleeps on a broken down cardboard box on the sidewalk out front of a laundromat by my place.
he wears a suit that looks like something a castaway in a movie would wear.
he has short thick dreadlocks that stick up everywhere on his head so his head looks like a dandelion.
most of the time when i see him, he's sitting up on the cardboard box, a blanket wrapped around the front of his chest just staring straight forward or rocking back and forth a little.
today when i was out front of the laundromat, he was sitting up in bed staring at the parking lot, rocking himself back and forth.
after a minute or two he got up and walked around the parking lot.
an employee came out of the laundromat holding a big blanket/comforter.
he walked up to the guy in the parking lot and held the blanket out at him.
holding the blanket out, he said, 'here, you want this? take it.'
the homeless guy ignored him, walking back towards his bed.
'here take it, man', said the laundromat employee, jabbing the blanket out.
the homeless guy ignored him.
'fine fuck you,' said the guy holding he blanket.
the homeless guy was almost to his cardboard box bed when the employee tried again.
'hey,' he said, 'here, don't you want this, it's warm, take it man, come on.'
the homeless guy turned, looked at the blanket, took it and lay back down, wrapping it around his chest and staring straight forward, rocking himself back and forth.