I assume my fellow downtown workers are sick and tired of Greenpeace solicitors getting all up in your piece asking for a donation or your e-mail address.
"Do you have a minute to talk about the environment?"
"No, bitch, I do not. I have a minute to shoot the shit with a homeless dude/dudette and donate my loose change to a worthy cause. You get nothing."
I've noticed an increase in the number of times I've been targeted by one of these assholes. Maybe it's because there's less pedestrian traffic due to summer vacations and I'm being targeted more frequently. Maybe I have a compassionate face. Who knows? I do know that I am sick of this.
From now on, anytime some useless waste of sidewalk space asks me for a minute of my time, I am going to litter right in front of them. I will dig through my man-purse and find a food wrapper or scrap paper and leave it at their feet. If you love the Earth so fucking much then leave me be.
I urge anyone else tired of these glorified panhandlers to follow my lead. Maybe they'll get the hint.