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Homeless Person sleeping inside Apple Store University Village

Microsoft Jeph Bezos
Feb 10

We all want to help and hope for a solution to this issue, but when is enough enough?

This individual hasn’t showered in days, and is sleeping in one of the benches inside the Apple store. There with his/her cart and blankets. Literally snoring while people walk around, ignoring the issue. I find it unacceptable that a place of business has to put up with this because of lack of shelters. This is getting out of hand.

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  • Microsoft expert123
    You should help him and take him to your home
    Feb 1015
    • Microsoft Desitechie
      @OP
      Do you have a solution to help homeless people? If not, why don't you just keep quiet?
      Feb 10
    • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
      OP
      I don’t have a solution, I wish. But staying quiet doesn’t fix anything either. If anything, we should all be making noise and hoping thing change.
      Feb 10
    • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
      OP
      Expert123. I’ve travelled extensively. Maybe don’t be such a liberal fucktard?
      Feb 10
    • Microsoft expert123
      @OP So tell me which big city you traveled to has no homeless? Just don't tell me it's authoritarian country like China where homeless are arrested by police.
      Feb 10
    • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
      OP
      Every major city in the US has homelessness, but none like Seattle/San Francisco. To dismiss that we have a severe problem in this city just because “every city has homeless people” is just plain wrong. NYC, has a much larger number of homelessness than Seattle, but there is a huge initiative to provide them housing; hence, you don’t see them having to sleep at an Apple store. Ignoring there is an issue won’t fix the issue.
      Feb 10
    • Microsoft wbYt28
      Wow, homelessness is not just a normal part of city life. The extent of it is insane in Seattle and SF compared to other cities in the world. Other cities just deal with it better.
      Feb 11
    • Uber djcxjsg
      @expert123 handwaving that sf/Seattle level homelessness is standard worldwide is ridiculous. I can only assume you haven’t been outside those cities.
      Feb 11
    • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
      OP
      Thank god some of you have common sense!
      Feb 11
    • Microsoft expert123
      Wrong! SF/Seattle are the most tolerable cities in the US and that's why you see homeless people here. Other cities simply dodge the problem and ship their homeless elsewhere. You want to see no homeless people? Go to dictatorship countries such as China where all the homeless people are locked up!
      Feb 11
    • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
      OP
      You’re wrong. NYC has a much higher population of homelessness in comparison to San Francisco. You don’t see them as much because the city is far more efficient in taking care of them and providing them with housing/shelter.
      Feb 11
  • Amazon Sanchezos
    A Microsoft employee username “Jeph Bezos” posting about an Apple Store 😂 next level trolling.
    Feb 101
    • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
      OP
      And I posted using a Samsung phone.
      Feb 10
  • Intel GWGA84
    Why are you so scared of specifying this individual's gender, when you have apparently seen him/her personally? You say "there with his/her cart..."

    Who is holding a knife to your back?
    Feb 105
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      Because you might see a human shape, and not be able to guess the gender without further investigation?
      Feb 10
    • Intel GWGA84
      Oh come on... inside a store? At such close proximity? It takes extra effort to make yourself look gender neutral. Homeless people with no money aren't that way. I think OP is just under the spell of postmodern gender political correctness.
      Feb 10
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      We might have seen different homeless people... The ones wearing layers of dirty clothes and smelling foul are usually hard to distinguish without seeing the face. (Beard)
      And since that one seems to be sleeping on a bench, I guess the face is not in plain sight. But what do I know?..🤷🏻‍♂️
      Feb 10
    • Microsoft Desitechie
      OP might have some mental condition related to being an SJW
      Feb 10
    • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
      OP
      First post is right. I give two shits about political correctness, I just couldn’t tell if it was a male or female. Severely overweight individual that was covered by blankets.
      Feb 10
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  • Salesforce tensorchic
    Poor guy/ girl is sleeping. The employees are ok to provide the person a place to sleep. What on Earth is your problem as a passerby ? Honestly you have a terrible life if this is bothering you!
    Feb 1010
    • Microsoft Desitechie
      Probably a psychopath or a narcissist who thinks he's way above the poor.
      Feb 10
    • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
      OP
      Maybe. Or maybe someone who knows this wasn’t the case in Seattle 10 years ago. You guys are so worried about “being nice” that you can’t admit that there is a huge problem in this city. How can we find a solution if we won’t even admit there is a problem?
      Feb 10
    • Salesforce tensorchic
      More Rich people comes along with more poor people. It's the cost you pay for Seattle becoming a world class city much like SF or LA in the years to come.
      Feb 11
    • Microsoft Desitechie
      Just to be sure, I agree there is a problem. But the OPs phrasing makes it sound like he's more interested in kicking out what he sees as low lives, than actually solving the problem
      Feb 11
    • Salesforce tensorchic
      Would you call it a problem if the homeless guy was sleeping on a bench outside a 7/11? Would you agree that him sleeping outside the apple store just makes it hit closer to home because he's probably similar to you in that he fancies the same toys? Is it possible that as long as he's not sleeping in a business that you frequent, homelessness isn't in your face and you can "other" such people? We need to face up to this. This could be your relative or friend or someone you care about.
      Feb 11
    • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
      OP
      My problem was that he was sleeping INSIDE a place of business and that it somehow was ok. Homelessness has gotten so common in this city, that when we see them inside a place of business we all just act like it’s normal. At no point in time did I say anything negative toward them. My frustration was aimed at the situation.
      Feb 11
    • Microsoft HtIB24
      Without a suggested solution OP, you're just kinda being a dick. Be glad that he's inside. Frostbite is a lot more expensive to fix on our medical system.
      Feb 11
    • Salesforce tensorchic
      Every single one of us is at most N steps from homelessness. N isn't that large. Just needs one accident in life. At that time you'll be at the Apple store yourself :/
      Feb 11
    • Microsoft Desitechie
      @OP
      If he was sleeping in the cold outside, you clearly wouldn't have had a problem.
      Stop pretending that you care for the homeless.
      Feb 11
    • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
      OP
      Some or you like to argue for the sake of arguing. My point is not about saving the homeless or pretending i care for them, the point is that the situation is getting so bad and becoming so acceptable, that we are ok with them being in a place of business. Next they’ll be inside your apartment lobby, etc.

      There is an issue here that needs to be resolved. That responsibility doesn’t fall with me or you, but with our elected officials. “Don’t be a dick and let’s pretend it’s normal” does more harm than good in the long run.
      Feb 11
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    Their business, their choice who sleeps there.
    Feb 100
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    The store can call 211 for resources to get this person to a shelter
    Feb 100
  • Microsoft Desitechie
    So the "we all want to help" was just a way to rant about a homeless person squatting somewhere?
    Get him a shelter if you can. If not STFU
    Feb 103
    • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
      OP
      Since our elected officials fail to do anything about this issue, then I should spend my own money to send homeless people to a shelter every time I see one? You’re an idiot.
      Feb 10
    • Microsoft Desitechie
      At least not a psychopath who wants to mess with someone already down on their luck.
      And yeah this confirms the "we all want to help" was just BS!
      Feb 10
    • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
      OP
      I’m a psychopath because I think the homeless problem is getting so out of hand that we now have homeless people having to sleep inside private businesses? Again, you’re an idiot.
      Feb 10
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    OP: I'm very confused .. if your post was meant to be compassionate towards the homeless you communicated that very poorly. A place of business doesn't 'have to put up with it' but they may choose to. This is not a simple problem to solve but a prosperous community can solve these problems
    Feb 111
    • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
      OP
      Perhaps I did communicate this incorrectly. The objective of my post is not to pretend that I’m mother Teresa caring for the less fortunate. My problem is that things seem to be getting worse and worse. No place of business should have to be put with this type of situation; the city should be getting its shit together and providing adequate shelters for the less fortunate. People seem to confuse being compassionate with being mediocre. Seattle can do better.
      Feb 11
  • Microsoft HtIB24
    Also, we are experiencing the worst snowstorm in recent history. You really want to kick someone back out into that? Have a heart, and stay in your lane. It's not your store.
    Feb 111
    • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
      OP
      Valid point. But it’s unfortunate they have to resort to being inside a place of business, when they should be in a government shelter. That’s my point.
      Feb 11
  • Netflix vUhw26
    Even homeless guys don’t want to sleep inside the Microsoft store ;)?
    Feb 101
  • That’s not exactly your responsibility, but if you want, you can sit down and talk with him and see if he’d go to a homeless shelter. Chance is ours he might end up there again tomorrow.
    Feb 101
    • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
      OP
      Yeah, it’s unfortunate.
      Feb 10
  • UW kicked me out
    Feb 100

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