Saga of the Missing Bus Benches
By Carol Baines
January 12, 2008
I don't mean to belabor this topic, but I feel it's important
to address this: I think it's unnecessary to go through the
expense of re-installing special benches that prohibit someone
sleeping there at night. The previous benches seemed to be appropriate
I've never seen anyone sleeping there during the day or evening;
however, I'm not in that area late at night. I can't imagine
anyone wanting to sleep there overnight in this climate and risk
hypothermia, especially on a hard wooden bench. If it's true
that someone takes a nap there -- and if it's not during the
buses' hours of operation -- I don't know why it would be problematic.
I saw a man sitting there once eating Chinese food out of a
carton, but it didn't bother me.
Actually at this point, most people probably don't care what
kinds of benches are reinstalled, as long as they can sit down
and wait for a bus. Many homeless men are veterans, by the way.
About: "Retired Medical
Received January 11, 2008 -
Published January 12, 2008
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