sign of the times

by Kenny H March. 16, 2014 8861 views

I assumed everyone was going to post family or friends in the name of “I care 2014” theme, and I wanted to go in another direction.
Of course I love and care for family and friends (especially the future of my grandbabies), but I'm also interested in the “human condition” and what makes people tick.
I saw this fellow Friday, carrying stacks of soda crates back and forth across Broad Street assuming he was just going to stack them by the clothing drop box and walk away….I was wrong.

Count your blessings PB.

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Kara Bana 7 years, 1 month ago

This is award worthy photo journalism right here.

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Bee 7 years, 2 months ago

What a sight to see and I can imagine so many scenarios. Wonder what the real story was...

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 7 years, 2 months ago

The colour and beauty of the backdrop contrasts so totally with the plight of the unfortunate person who needs to grope about in the donation kiosk.
A great piece of reporting Ken.

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sreekumar Marar 7 years, 2 months ago

These sorts of people are present in every nuke and corner of this world - quite a story Ken, well done!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mona 7 years, 2 months ago

Great post!!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Asiamack 7 years, 2 months ago

This is one powerful post... It's great that you care!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M 7 years, 2 months ago

Very strong post and as a swedish author once said : It`s a shame about the people.
August Strindberg

Its really sad how some humans behave...

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Marsha 7 years, 2 months ago

You really were observant to notice this...such a sad situation. The rich get richer....and....well, you know the rest...

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Don Baird 7 years, 2 months ago

Too bad. Don't think the police can track him down from that pose.

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Collateral Anguish 7 years, 2 months ago

if he had lost his balance and fallen in, would you have helped him out? :)

[i]I had the exact experience as dancing dolphin, except mine was recovered by police in a load of other stolen loot [/i]

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 7 years, 2 months ago

sad sign of our times...one of many sad signs of today...

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 7 years, 2 months ago

MMMMM it's a sign of life today.............................

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 7 years, 2 months ago

What a powerful statement this photo makes! Nice find.

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Becky Brannon 7 years, 2 months ago

A very interesting post! Maybe he donated some clothes and realized that he left something in his pocket, but maybe not!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Thomas Might 7 years, 2 months ago

Great capture... the reality of it and the composition.

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 7 years, 2 months ago

Dumpster diving is up to date. Reuse and Recycle !!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Dan Ravasio 7 years, 2 months ago

Ken... this is an awesome capture.... powerful and really a sign of the times....this is indeed a great one Ken... and with the mural in the background... I will never pass this place again without thinking of this post.... wow....

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jacki 7 years, 2 months ago

OK, I know this isn't even close to the point of your photo which I'm glad you observed and shared, but it also presents the possible answer to a mystery so I will share my story.

A few weeks ago, someone stole the GPS out of my car. About 10 days later I got a call from the city water department. They found a HEAP OF CLOTHES discarded in the roadway median and in with the clothes was my GPS. When the city guy turned on the GPS, my name and phone number came up on the screen... so he called to return it. It has been a mystery to me why someone would steal and then discard my GPS, and why with the pile of clothes?!

But now you see where your photo ties in. :)

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 7 years, 2 months ago

I have a sad tale to tell -
I was dropping off some clothes when the lad arrived who actually collects them - he told me he found three kittens, still alive, in our village bin at one time!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Stefan Fletcher 7 years, 2 months ago

Well spotted and what a shame it happens.

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