A nice girl I work out with made a comment that didn't sit with me well the other day. She said she pays homeless men to stand in line for her for those black Friday door buster deals. At first I thought she was kidding.
"Are you serious?" I asked.
"Yeah. I just go up to a homeless and tell him I have a favor to ask him."
"And then what?" I asked.
"I ask him to stand in line for me. I give him a pillow, blanket, 10 bucks, and something to eat."
"What does he say?"
"He says, "Sure"."
Apparently she did this 3 times last year and got an Ipod for $40, among other things.
On one hand, she is kind of giving a homeless person a job, so it could be considered a win-win situation. But on the other hand, it seems, well, icky.
I think she should just give a homeless person a pillow, blanket, 10 bucks, and some food and stand in her own line.