Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Saints Among Us
When I was a kid there was a kindly old guy that went around picking up pop cans and beer bottles. He had a shopping cart but unlike your typical urban outdoorsman he was always dressed to the nines. He was always polite and courteous to us kids and passersby; but I never figured out his gig because I never asked. One day the local community newspaper did an interview on him and it turned out he was a well off retired business exec that collected the cans and bottles as something to do and keep him busy - and he gave the money to local charities and food banks. He disappeared shortly after that and I never recall seeing him again.
I guess that they found his Russian counterpart: