Thursday, September 02, 2004

Bag Lady

Yesterday, on my way to work, I saw an Asian bag lady. Why is this noteworthy? Well because in all my years in this country I had never ever seen one Asian bag lady before. I've seen white bag ladies, black bag ladies etc but never Asian.

Not that I've never seen Asian bums and drunks and beggars sprawled out on the street. I've seen plenty of them but they were all male. Never seen a female. So yesterday when I saw this woman rummaging in the garbage and her big shopping cart full of bags parked on the sidewalk I had to do a double take.

Made me wonder why I've never seen one before. Spoke to someone about it and they ,like me, initially thought that maybe it has to do with the Asian community being more tight knit and taking care of their own more but then that wouldn't explain the Asian bums and beggars I've seen around so I need another hypothesis.


Abeni said...

I bet you start seeing several from now on:)

Jdid said...

Thats a possibility especially if they read this blog :-)