Learn to live with the homeless

by Beacon Staff • December 6, 2006

I am not a fan of Phil Primeau's articles and his latest, "Homelessness can't be ignored" in the Nov. 30 issue of The Beacon, is by far the worst I've read yet.

Primeau tells a story of a time when he was bothered by a nearby homeless person.,Dear Editor,

I am not a fan of Phil Primeau's articles and his latest, "Homelessness can't be ignored" in the Nov. 30 issue of The Beacon, is by far the worst I've read yet.

Primeau tells a story of a time when he was bothered by a nearby homeless person. So let me get this straight-a drunk homeless person asked him for money?

I've lived in this city my entire life and have been accosted by drunk homeless people looking for money more times than I can count. Sometimes I give it to them, sometimes I don't. What I've never done, however, is demanded that they be kept away from me.

He makes an effort in the article to seem like an understanding person-he's even given homeless people money sometimes, the bleeding heart, but in the end he just comes off as an ass.

Sure, in a wealthy suburb drunk homeless people are probably not too common. But this is Boston, a major U.S. city, and it's a part of reality. He chose to move to downtown Boston.

There are homeless people here. Deal with it and stop whining.

-Tim Skinner, Sophomore, Media studies